Global Humanities

Honors placement subject to departmental recommendation
This course explores twentieth- and twenty-first century developments that have shaped contemporary global debates. Students will focus on connecting particular historical events and literary works to broader social and political trends. Students will examine how modern economics, globalization, and migration have sometimes fostered unprecedented opportunities and sometimes spurred ethnic, religious, and political conflicts. Various discussions, papers, and projects will allow students to practice skills of critical thinking, writing, research, problem-solving, communication, and creative expression. A range of projects and assessments will be used.