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2019-2020 Undergraduate & Graduate Catalog

HST 202 - History of Global Change and Social Transformation

A historical inquiry into long-term processes of global change and social transformation. Focus is on increasing interconnectedness of human communities from the deep past to the present, including spread of cultural, market, and ecological exchanges, transport and communication technologies, developing ideas of social justice, and their connections to contemporary times. Fulfills Foundations - Historical Perspectives. Fulfills Cultures - Global Perspectives. Cross-listed with GSI 202. Offered fall and winter semesters.

Credits: 3

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