Connections: Major Themes in World History

Pusan National University

Course Description

  • Course Name

    Connections: Major Themes in World History

  • Host University

    Pusan National University

  • Location

    Busan, South Korea

  • Area of Study


  • Language Level

    Taught In English

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    Hours & Credits

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  • Overview

    Course Objectives
    The objectives of this course are centered on the following.
    1) Gaining an understanding of the movement of goods and people, patterns of global trade and migration, 1100-1500 and 1500-1750
    2) Revolutions: political, industrial, social, 1640-1914
    3) Technology and its human uses, 1914-1991
    4) Evolving Identities, constructing new identities and new directions for individuals, groups and nations, 1979-present

    Course Description
    (1) This course aims to introduce students to a basic understanding of the vastness and complexity that is World History. It will be important for you to identify, recognize and memorize basic geography and chronology as well as important dates, figures, events, and processes. Facts and figures as such do not constitute “history,” yet, without a good grasp of them, understanding World History will be an extremely difficult task.

    (2) You should aim to achieve a deeper understanding of the important trends and processes in not only World History but also in history generally, as well as a greater comprehension of how history influenced and was influenced by various persons, peoples, and nations.

    (3) You should particularly take note of important historical issues and debates.

    (4) You should also attempt to develop an enhanced ability to examine historical materials critically (e.g. primary vs. secondary documentation) and methodologies, in other words, a better understanding of the uses and limitations of history.

    (5) Finally, you should attempt to further develop your ability to think and write in a critical and compelling manner (restyle and grammar).