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A systematic study of the major patterns of global history in the modern period. Analyzes the distinguishing characteristics of the world’s major civilizations, and the gradual integration of the diverse cultures of the world into an interconnected system. This course develops critical thinking, writing, and analytical skills. (And hopefully we’ll have fun as we learn about some famous & infamous women in history!)
Through lectures, discussions and readings in world history, students will develop an understanding of the dynamic cause and effect and historical change over time.
Through class discussions and other critical assessments of readings students will demonstrate analytical skills necessary to navigate different interpretations of world historical events.
Through written assignments and discussion students will learn to analyze primary source documents using historical techniques and insights.
Through class discussions, readings, and writing assignments students will examine and question the historical construction of civilization, culture, class, religion, nation, gender, race, ethnicity and globalization.
Through written assignments, discussions and presentations, students will strengthen communication and comprehension skills.
Through written assignments and discussion students will learn, compare and contrast important characteristics of the modern world’s diverse cultural traditions and the gradual integration of those cultures into an interconnected world, including resistance movements and marginalized groups.
Through course assignments, students will learn to critique, evaluate, and cite print, electronic and multimedia sources.
Students will develop an understanding of the history of the modern world’s diverse cultural traditions and the gradual integration of those cultures into an interconnected world.
Students will develop an understanding of the challenges to dominant systems by various resistance movements and marginalized groups.
Students will acquire and develop critical thinking and analytical skills.
Students will develop effective written and oral communication skills.
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Salem State University is committed to providing equal access to the educational experience for all students in compliance with Section 504 of The Rehabilitation Act and The Americans with Disabilities Act and to providing all reasonable academic accommodations, aids and adjustments. Any student who has a documented disability requiring an accommodation, aid or adjustment should speak with the instructor immediately. Students with Disabilities who have not previously done so should provide documentation to and schedule an appointment with the Office for Students with Disabilities and obtain appropriate services.