HIS1003 World History Since 1500CE
Students will require access to e-mail and have internet access to UConnect for this course.
This course, following World Civilizations to 1500CE, focuses on key developments in world history from 1492 to 1914, especially the rise of European empires and their interaction with Asian, American and African regions of the world from the Age of Discovery to the First World War. Specific events are discussed for their global significance with an emphasis on cultural exchange, political change, unfree labour, women and industrialisation. The approach in this course allows students to engage with world-systems theory, international relations, and globalization. The course can be taken as a stand-alone course. It is also particularly suited to Education students and is ideal as a general elective.