21H.009 The World: 1400-Present


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Surveys the increasing interaction between communities, as the barrier of distance succumbed to both curiosity and new transport technologies. Explores Western Europe and the United States' rise to world dominance, as well as the great divergence in material, political, and technological development between Western Europe and East Asia post-1750, and its impact on the rest of the world. Examines a series of evolving relationships, including human beings and their physical environment; religious and political systems; and sub-groups within communities, sorted by race, class, and gender. Introduces historical and other interpretive methodologies using both primary and secondary source materials.

This class has no prerequisites.

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

Lecture occurs 3:00 PM to 4:30 PM on Tuesdays and Thursdays in 66-160.

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

In the Spring 2016 Subject Evaluations, 21H.009 was rated 5.8 out of 7.0. You can find more information on MIT OpenCourseWare at the The World: 1400-Present site or on the 21H.009 Stellar site.

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