Introduction to Global History


Explore problems in the history of globalization. Learn how contemporary problems and opportunities of globalization reflect long-term processes marked by patterns, interruptions, and continuities even within radical change. Asia, Europe and Africa have been interconnected since the Bronze Age. Trade, microbes, political power and religions formed then, as today, the principal matrix in which interdependence and conflict developed. In what ways is the environmental and climate crisis today different from that of the Little Ice Age? Can technology continue to allow humans to conquer nature so we that may keep expanding resources on an exhausted earth? What alternatives exist globally? Instructor: Duara
Curriculum Codes
  • CCI
  • W
  • CZ
Typically Offered
Fall and/or Spring