The Global Twentieth Century
University of Otago
Dunedin, New Zealand
Area of Study
Taught In English
Course Level Recommendations
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Recommended U.S. Semester Credits3 - 4
Recommended U.S. Quarter Units4 - 6
Hours & Credits
OverviewMajor themes in world history since 1914. Focuses on those historical forces which have intensified global interdependence during the twentieth century.This paper analyses the major forces that shaped world history in the 20th century. It considers the global impact of specific events and phenomena, such as the Russian Revolution, the Great Depression, the two World Wars, the Cold War, the Arab-Israeli conflict, decolonisation, the collapse of the Soviet bloc, the rise of Asia and new global problems at the end of the century. It also explores different ideologies and creeds, such as liberalism, socialism, fascism, nationalism, feminism and religion. Above all, History 102 examines processes of globalisation, focusing on the ways demographic, economic, technological, environmental, social and cultural forces increased global interdependence over the course of the 20th century.
-Be equipped with a clear sense of the general shape of world history in the 20th century and the interrelationship of events, ideologies and personalities
-Have a sound grasp of the concepts, terms and methodolgies historians use
Recommended: Pamela Kyle Crossley, Lynn Hollen Lees, and John W. Servos, Global Society: The World Since 1900 (3rd edition, 2012).
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