21H.009 The World: 1400-Present


Class Info

Surveys the economic and political evolution of societies and cultures from 1400 to the present. Studies the real and perceived interconnectedness of and difference between cultures, ideologies, and political territories in various parts of the world in the age of empires and nation-states. Examines a series of evolving relationships: of human beings and their physical environment; religious and political systems; and subgroups within communities as sorted by race, class, religion, gender, and political subjecthood. Introduces historical and other interpretive methodologies using both primary and secondary source materials. Considers architectural, audial, and visual evidence, in addition to textual sources.

This class has no prerequisites.

21H.009 will be offered this semester (Fall 2017). It is instructed by S. Aiyar and H. Nagahara.

This class counts for a total of 12 credits. This class counts as a HASS H. This class counts as a CI-H.

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