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HIST 502 Explorations in World History II 3 Credits
A general survey course exploring specific themes and periods from c. 1500 to the present, and problematizing them in comparative, theory-intensive ways. Runs parallel to the SPS 102 (Humanity and Society II) freshman course, which serves as the teaching practicum of HIST 502 for SU graduate students in History who also serve as SPS 102 section instructors. Topics dealt with over the second semester include : the Protestant Reformation and the subsequent relativization of religion; the European Reconnaissance and the birth of the modern world-system; the rise and political economy of the merchant empires; the "military revolution" and the genesis of the modern state; science, scientism, and the Enlightenment; modes of sovereignty and legitimacy : the birth of modern politics and political science; proto- industrialisation; the wealth of nations; revolutions and modernity; the French Revolution and its legacy of "revolutionism"; the Industrial Revolution and its legacy of the "social question" in the 19th century; varieties of nationalism : European; east-southeast European, extra-European; debating the new imperialism, 1875-1914; imperialism, war, and revolution; the new toughness of mind : socialism and communism; the new toughness of mind : fascism and national socialism; the post-1945 world order; the collapse of communism, and problems of post- communism; new issues and conflicts of capitalist modernity at the end of the 20th century.

Last Offered Terms Course Name SU Credit
Spring 2019-2020 Explorations in World History II 3
Spring 2018-2019 Explorations in World History II 3
Spring 2017-2018 Explorations in World History II 3
Spring 2016-2017 Explorations in World History II 3
Spring 2015-2016 Explorations in World History II 3
Spring 2014-2015 Explorations in World History II 3
Spring 2013-2014 Explorations in World History II 3
Spring 2012-2013 Explorations in World History II 3
Spring 2011-2012 Explorations in World History II 3
Spring 2010-2011 Explorations in World History II 3
Spring 2009-2010 Explorations in World History II 3
Spring 2008-2009 Explorations in World History II 3
Spring 2007-2008 Explorations in World History II 3
Spring 2006-2007 Explorations in World History II 3
Spring 2005-2006 Explorations in World History II 3
Spring 2004-2005 Explorations in World History II 3
Spring 2003-2004 Explorations in World History II 3
Spring 2002-2003 History of Europe and the West II 3
Spring 2001-2002 History of Europe and the West II 3
Spring 2000-2001 History of Europe and the West II 3

Prerequisite: HIST 501 - Masters - Min Grade D
or HIST 501 - Doctorate - Min Grade D
Corequisite: __
ECTS Credit: 10 ECTS (10 ECTS for students admitted before 2013-14 Academic Year)
General Requirements: