2019-2020 Undergraduate Academic Catalog

CHIST 2338 20th Century World History

This course inquires into the important preoccupations, developments, and calamities of the last sixty or seventy years from which the meaning of the twentieth century can be considered. Special attention is given to the aftermath of World War I; the emergence of Communist Russia and Fascist totalitarian states in the 1920s and 1930s; the causes, dimensions, and consequences of World War II; the Cold War; the emerging aspirations of non-Western societies; and the many forces (national, regional, international, economic, technological, and ideological) that have shaped the possibilities and the dangers of the world for the last two decades.




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