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HIST 050 - Provincial History
Course Details
Course Code:
HIST 050

Calendar Description:
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.

Date First Offered:

Total Hours: 120
Lecture Hours: 6

Total Weeks:

This course is offered online:

ENGL 040 Advanced English or permission of instructor

Non-Course Pre-Requisites:


Rearticulation Submission:

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
Problem Of Modern War
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
*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
*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]
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]
*One Man's Revolution (Mao Tse Tung) [DS/777.55/O64]
Space Race
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
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:
1. Recall and explain historical material
2. Write descriptive and interpretive accounts of historical events and developments using a researched paper and essay formats
3. Demonstrate critical thinking skills about social issues, through analyzing the available information and relating contemporary events to past developments
4. Critique the important political events and social changes for the period from 1900 to the present.

Grading System:

Passing Grade:
D (50%)

Grading Weight:
Final Exam: 20 %
Midterm Exam: 20 %
Quizzes and Tests: 20 %
Assignments: 40 %
Project: 60 %

Number of Assignments:

Writing Assignments:
1 multi-source (5+ sources) term paper with a 5 page body
+ 9 other assignments consisting of short reports, presentations, book reports, and analysis of optinion atricals & cartoons

Percentage of Individual Work:

Course Offered in Other Programs:

Text Books:

Required - Mitchner, E. & Tuffs, R., 2003, Global Forces of the Twentieth Century (Toronto, ON). Chapters Covered: All
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