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HIST 122  The Making of the Modern World  Units: 6.00  
A survey of the history of the world with an emphasis on the interconnectedness of the human experience. Themes include global processes of political change, warfare, commerce, cultural formations, biological and environmental agents, and industrial emergence as the arbiters of change that led to the formation of the modern world.
Learning Hours: 240 (48 Lecture, 24 Seminar, 24 Online Activity, 144 Private Study)  
Requirements: Prerequisite None. Exclusion Maximum of one course from: HIST 108/3.0; HIST 122/6.0. Exclusion Maximum of one course from: HIST 109/3.0; HIST 122/6.0.  
Offering Faculty: Faculty of Arts and Science  

Course Learning Outcomes:

  1. Demonstrate knowledge of the global processes that led to the emergence of the interconnected modern world.
  2. Identify the historical processes that co-constituted global societies in the last two millennia.
  3. Evaluate different kinds of historical sources, including textual, visual, aural, and multimodal sources, and adopt the ones best suited for historical analysis based on veracity and context.
  4. Acquire the ability to process historical information in lectures and seminars and develop the skill of forming evidence-based historical arguments and present them orally in a group setting.
  5. Practice persuasive historical writing in short and long-form essays.