Course Abstract Details
HIST-298, Special Topic, America in the Global Society
HIST-298, America in the Global Society, surveys the development of today's interconnected world community by tracing the political, social, economic, and technological changes that occurred during what became known as "The American Century", when the United States replaced Europe as the dominant power. From 1900 through the present, events, trends, and issues are examined from the viewpoint of both developed and developing societies, with particular emphasis upon the growth of freedom, the belief in progress, and the expectations of neighbors celebrating their own nationalities, cultures, and values in an increasingly complex world. Prerequisite: exemption/completion of READ-101. Three hours lecture each week. Three credits. Three billable hours.
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