This course involves a general examination of primary themes in the history of the world's major civilizations from 1750 to decolonization. Although the continued growth of European influence will be examined, the primary focus of this course will be global in nature focusing on systems of cultural and economic exchange, as well as an investigation of non-European societies on their own terms, including their responses to the colonial experience and the factors which influenced the nature of post-colonial development. As a part of this process students are provided with the opportunity to use the historical method, including primary sources, to understand and write accounts of the past.
Prerequisite(s): None. (2-1; 2-1)