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History 202

History 202

World History Since 1500

***Students are advised that History 202 has limited transfer at this time; please consult www.bctransferguide.ca to confirm transferability of this course.

Credits: 3

Length of Course: 14 weeks

Classroom Hours Per Week: 4 hours

Prerequisites: HIST 110 or HIST 120

Corequisite: English 100

Texts: The Heritage of World Civilizations (Vol. 2). 10th ed. Craig, Graham, Kagan, Ozment, and Turner. Pearson, N.Y. 2015.


Course Description:

An introduction to major developments in world history from 1500 CE to the present.


Topics Covered:

  • The World in 1500 - Paleolithic societies in Australia and North America; Pastoral peoples in Central Asia, Africa; European voyages of discovery; Empires in the Americas and the Islamic world
  • The Transatlantic Economy, 1500-1800 - The Spanish Empire in America and Colonial Brazil; French and British Colonies in North America; the Columbian Exchange; Africa and the Transatlantic Slave Trade; Mercantilism, Colonization  
  • The Late Traditional Era in East Asia, 1500-1800 - Late Imperial China; Warring States Era and Tokugawa Era in Japan; Korea in the Joseon Dynasty
  • Islamic Empires, 1500-1800 - Rise and decline of the Ottoman Empire, Safavid Empire and Mughal Empire
  • Revolutions in the Transatlantic World, 1800-1945 - American Revolution; French Revolution; wars of independence in Latin America; Abolition of slavery; Revolution in agriculture and industry; Imperialism
  • Modern East Asia, 1800-1945 - modern Japan; The Opium War; The May Fourth Movement in China; Nationalist China  
  • European Encroachment, 1800-1945 - the Colonial “Scramble for Africa”; British-Indian Relations; Nationalism in the Islamic world; the New Imperialism
  • Modern East Asia, 1800-1945 - modern Japan; The Opium War; The May Fourth Movement in China; Nationalist China
  • The World Wars, 1914-1945 - Communism; German Empire; USA; Paris Peace Treaties; Remilitarization; Nazism; Appeasement; Holocaust; Soviet Union; the Atlantic Charter; Potsdam Agreement;
  • Post-colonialism and Beyond, 1945-present - postcolonial Africa and the Middle East; Latin America since 1945; Decolonization; Globalization

Evaluation:

Class Participation 10%
Assignments 20%
Midterm 20%
Weekly Quizzes 20%
Final Examination 30%

Instructors:

Meghan Bowe, M.A. (Victoria), Ph.D. (Cambridge)

Lindsay Parker,  B.A., MA. Ph.D. (Alberta)


Transferability: see www.bctransferguide.ca