54:257 The Making of the Modern World, 1870-1939 [Strang]

Prerequisite: Nil.
A survey of world history from the peak of European colonization to the Second World War. This course examines the New Imperialism of the late 19th century, the collapse of the old empires around the world and the emergence of the modern state system. It will focus on the development of revolutionary challenges to this system, particularly the Russian Revolution, as well as the conflicts which led to the two World Wars.
3 lecture hours per week, one term.

Instructor: Bruce Strang