HIST 1102

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HIST 1102
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Social Science
Course Code
Hist 1102
Semester / Year
Fall 2017
Course Description

This course is an introduction to the history of Europe’s encounter with (discovery) with North and South America. It explores the world that developed as a result of this important encounter. The course will be both chronological and thematic in approach with global interconnectivity and globalization being prominent themes in the course. By the end of this course, students will have a good foundation for understanding major events, themes and players in world history as well how the west was connected to the rest of the world. The student will also be able to engage intellectually with primary source documents and write small concise analytical papers using those sources. They will read historical novels and biography to compliment information presented by the textbook and also engage in an oral history project. By the end of the course, students will be able to understand how historical events shape and change people politically, economically, socially and culturally. They will also learn how to think critically about history by considering competing ideas about historical developments such as nationalism, capitalism, colonialism, slavery and trade and be able to engage in basic historical research.

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