History 1100 Section Focus Descriptions

The Department of History offers its first year course History 1100: The Making of the Modern World with varying focus between its current instructors. This course is a pre-requisite to your studies in History.
 
Your section instructor will provide you with a course syllabus when the semester begins in September.
 

1100 YDG - Orillia Instructor: Dr. Pallavi Das

This course explores the historical processes and patterns that led to the making of the modern world. Using a world historical approach, the course focuses on the historical shift of political-economic dominance from Asia to Europe and to the US and back to Asia from the thirteenth century onwards up to the present. It traces this change by examining key global processes such as trade, capitalism, colonialism, imperialism and globalization.

 

1100 YDF - Thunder Bay Instructor: Dr. C. Nathan Hatton

How did we get there from there? This introductory course explores how historians attempt to explain developments in the modern world during the last six or seven centuries. In particular, the course will provide a historical overview of major processes and interactions in the development of human society. The course should enable students to treat world history as an area for study of the past that addresses large-scale patterns as well as local narratives. It is intended to also aid in the acquisition of foundational knowledge needed for subsequent courses and in pursuit of individual historical interests.

1100 YDE - online Instructor: Dr. David Ratz

This introductory course explores how historians attempt to explain developments in the modern world during the last six or seven centuries. In particular, the course will provide a historical overview of major processes and interactions in the development of human society. The course should enable students to treat world history as an arena for study of the past that addresses large-scale patterns as well as local narratives. It is intended to also aid in the acquisition of foundational knowledge needed for subsequent courses and in pursuit of individual historical interests.