21H.009 World History and Its Fault Lines Since 1800


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Explores how the world, as we know it today, came to be. Examines what it means to be modern and the consequences of modernity on people's everyday lives. Introduces real and perceived changes that made the world recognizably "modern." Surveys the rise of empires, nation-states, industrialized economies, mass consumption, popular culture, and political ideas and movements, and studies how they resulted in new, often contested, dynamics of racial, class, religious, gendered, and political identity. Instruction provided in how the evolving relationships of people with political, social, and economic structures produced a world that is highly interconnected and, at the same time, divided along different fault lines.

This class has no prerequisites.

21H.009 will be offered this semester (Fall 2018). It is instructed by S. Aiyar and H. Nagahara.

Lecture occurs 10:00 AM to 11:30 AM on Tuesdays and Thursdays in 5-234.

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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