Explores in seminar format post-1500 history including economic competition and exploitation; imperialism, nationalism, and decolonization; cultural encounters and ideologies; resistance to authority and exploitation; and technological change. Students engage in global and comparative analysis of these major themes while tracing the growing interdependence of the world's societies and states. Develops students' skills in critical reading, analysis, discussion of historical texts and debates, and writing. 3 Cr. Every Semester.