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HIST 050 - Provincial History

This course presents a survey of world history since 1900. The major units of the course include a study of the causes and the consequences of both world wars, the economic, the political, and social issues in the intervening years, and post war years to the present.

 

Hours: 120 (Lecture Hours: 6)

 

Total Weeks: 20

 

Prerequisites:
ENGL 040 Advanced English, 

OR permission of instructor

 

Non-Course Prerequisites:

None

 

Co-Requisites:

None

 

Course Content:
(* recommended video followed by the call number)
1900 through World War One
- The World In 1900
-  Race For Empires
- Arms Race (Battleships)
- State Of New Technologies
- Trade Patterns
- Immigration And Race Issues
- World War One
    Causes
    Problem Of Modern War
- Results
    Russian Revolution And Rise Of Communism
    Treaty Of Versailles
    *Make Germany Pay [D/421/T84/No.1]
The Great Depression through World War Two
- The Roaring Twenties
- The Great Depression
    Causes
    *Boom And Bust [D/421/T84/NO.2]
    Life In The Depression
- Rise Of Dictators
    Stalin - USSR
    *Stalin And The Modernisation Of Russia. [D/421/T84/NO.5]
    Mussolini - Italy
    Hitler - Germany
    *Hitler's Germany 1933-36 [D/421/T84/NO.3]
    Roosevelt? - USA?
    *Roosevelt And The New Deal. [D/421/T84/NO.4]
- World War Two
    Causes
    *Why Appeasement? [D/421/T84/NO.6]
    Nature Of Total War And New Weapons
    *Britain Alone D/421/T84/NO.7]
    *The Road To Berlin [D/421/T84/NO.9]
    *Pearl Harbor To Hiroshima [D/421/T84/NO.8]
- Results
    United Nations
    Superpowers And Middle Powers
The Cold War and a new Millennium
- The Cold War
    Hot Spots
    - Middle East
    - *Israel And The Arab States [D/421/T84/NO.14]
    - Berlin And Korea
    - *Cold War-Confrontation [D/421/T84/NO.1]
    - China
    - *One Man's Revolution (Mao Tse Tung) [DS/777.55/O64]
    - Vietnam
- Space Race
- Armageddon!
    Arms Race (Atomic Weapons)
    *Mr. Kennedy And Mr. Khrushchev [D/421/T84/NO.12]
- The Third World
- *India, The Brightest Jewel [DS/480.45/I534]
A New Millennium
- The Information Revolution
- Gulf War I
- Terrorism
- Review Of The History Of Terrorism
- Oklahoma City Bombing & World Trade Center
- Afghanistan & Gulf War II

- Rise of New Conservatism

 

Learning Outcomes:
The student will be able to:
- Recall and explain historical material
- Write descriptive and interpretive accounts of historical events and developments using a researched paper and essay formats
- Demonstrate critical thinking skills about social issues, through analyzing the available information and relating contemporary events to past developments

- Critique the important political events and social changes for the period from 1900 to the present.

 

Grading System: Letters

 

Passing Grade: D (50%)

 

Percentage of Individual Work: 100

 

Text Books:
Textbooks are subject to change.  Please contact the bookstore at your local campus for current book lists.
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