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HIST 109  War and Revolution in the Modern World  Units: 3.00  
Changes in the world order and in the day-to-day lives of many ordinary people have followed wars and revolutions, from the Industrial Revolution to the ongoing militarized policing and the Black Lives Movement. This course is a survey of these transformative forces in World History.
Learning Hours: 120 (24 Lecture, 12 Seminar, 12 Online Activity, 72 Private Study)  
Requirements: Prerequisite None. Exclusion HIST 122/6.0.  
Offering Faculty: Faculty of Arts and Science  

Course Learning Outcomes:

  1. Develop an understanding of the social, economic, and political ramifications and consequences of the Industrial Revolution.
  2. Appreciate the histories of major wars and global revolutions as defining watershed moments and turning points in modern global history.
  3. Critically engage with primary sources and learn to construct historical narratives through a careful analysis of primary and secondary sources.
  4. Write historical essays of varying lengths and develop the skills necessary for constructing a thesis, empirical substantiation of the thesis, and appropriate citation practice.
  5. Acquire and hone the skills necessary to participate in seminar discussions, oral presentation of historical arguments, and engage in academic discussions in a group setting.