Introduction to Global History


This course helps students develop global frameworks for considering Asia, Europe, Africa, and the Americas. Students considering a History major are encouraged to use it as a springboard for future coursework. Students who are coming from outside the major are encouraged to use it to add historical methodology to their analytical toolkit.

By focusing on analytical models for understanding historical change on a grand scale, students will develop a conceptual and comparative framework that they can apply to numerous courses in the humanities and social sciences. We will examine: how power has been deployed and contested across a wide range of historical contexts; how religious, economic and cultural systems have shaped peoples lives; and how historical change can be understood at both local and global levels. 

One course. Instructor: Hall/Malegam

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Global and Comparative