HIST 328 - 20th Century World
Units: 4 ; Breadth Area: GE-UD-C; Social Justice
World history from WWI to Soviet collapse, focusing on diplomacy, economics, and political/social trends. The world wars, Russian revolution and Stalinism, fascism and Nazism, Chinese Revolution, Cold War, decolonization and end of Western hegemony, globalization of world economy.
Strongly Recommended Preparation: Upper division status (greater than 60 earned semester units) and completion of lower division Area C requirements.
Prerequisites: Completion of GE Areas A1, A2, A3 and B4 with grade C- (CR) or better.
Possible Instructional Methods: Entirely On-ground.
Grading: A-F or CR/NC (student choice).
Breadth Area(s) Satisfied: GE-UD-C - Upper Division Arts or Humanities; Overlay - Social Justice
Course Typically Offered: Fall & Spring
Student Learning Outcomes - Upon successful completion of this course students will be able to:
1. Know basic analytic concepts for interpreting historical evidence relating to twentieth-century history.
2. Achieve digital literacy in accessing and presenting information about major figures, ideas, and events in twentieth-century history.
3. Demonstrate significant knowledge of major events and trends in twentieth-century history.
4. Write and speak clearly and persuasively about events and trends in twentieth-century history, and work collaboratively with others in solving problems relating to social justice and diversity during the twentieth century.
5. Provide original interpretation of assigned sources, and accurately reference all sources in coursework
6. Comprehend how differences and similarities among diverse peoples and cultures over time shaped the history of the world in the twentieth century.
7. Show familiarity with the impact of western imperialism on key regions of the world, and also with anti-colonial struggles in those regions during the twentieth century.
8. Be able to critically explore the twentieth-century paradox of increasing global economic integration being accompanied by global wars.
UD-C. Upper-division Arts or Humanities Learning Outcomes
Social Justice Overlay Learning Outcomes
- demonstrate an understanding of and ability to apply the principles, methodologies, value systems, and thought processes employed in the arts and humanities;
- analyze cultural production as an expression of, or reflection upon, what it means to be human; and
- demonstrate how the perspectives of the arts and humanities are used by informed, engaged, and reflective citizens to benefit local and global communities.
Social Justice Overlay #1: Use a disciplinary perspective to analyze issues of social justice and equity.
Social Justice Overlay #2: Describe the challenges to achieving social justice.
Social Justice Overlay #3: Identify ways which individuals and/or groups can contribute to social justice within local communities, nations, and/or the world.
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