This is an introductory survey of world history from 1500 to the present giving students an overview of both Western and non-Western cultures and civilizations. Topics will include the expansion of Europe and the Protestant Reformation, the Muslim Empires, China from the Ming Dynasty, Tokugawa and Meiji Japan, industrial and political revolutions in Europe, and the development of nationalist and revolutionary movements in Europe and around the world.
This course is designed to introduce students to the discipline of history by considering the broad range of influences that have shaped the modern world.
3 lecture hours per week, one term
Transfer Equivalents: Look up 54:154 in the BU Course Transfer Database.