This course will explore various themes and events in world history during the second half of the twentieth century including the global impact of the Cold War between the Soviet Union and the United States, the transformation of Asia, the processes of decolonization, the collapse of the Soviet Union, and the emergence of the Middle East as a major geopolitical influence.

Course Notes

HIST 131 is an approved Self and Society course for Cap Core requirements.

HIST 131 is equivalent to HIST 235. Duplicate credit will not be granted for this course and HIST 235.

Course Outlines

Please note: Course outlines of record posted may vary from the section syllabus distributed by each instructor (e.g. textbooks, assignments, timing of midterms).

Effective Term
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