HIST 1215: Origins of Today: Historical Roots of Contemporary Issues
Lecture - 4 credits
- Focuses on the historical roots of four pressing contemporary issues with global implications.
- Our world has grown increasingly complex and interconnected, and the planet’s diverse peoples are facing common problems that have tremendous impact on the immediate future.
- They are (1) globalization, from its origins in the sixteenth century to the present; (2) the potential for global pandemics to alter the course of history, from bubonic plague in the fifth century to H1N1; (3) racial inequality, from religious interpretations in the early modern period to science in the modern era; and (4) gender inequality, from the agricultural revolution forward.
- For each issue, studies cases and locations spread across the world, examines the links between past and present, and attempts to identify ways forward.
Focuses on the historical roots of four pressing contemporary issues with global implications. Show more.