HIST-10400 Interpreting the Modern World

This is a discussion-based, analytical course which will inform the student of major issues in current events around the world. The course will require students to follow the news through a wide range of media sources, and will teach them how to identify the political and ideological perspective of news media. Additionally, the course will help students understand major interpretive frameworks that they are likely to encounter in the modern world, and will help them work through their own worldviews more self-consciously and coherently. Finally, the course will teach students to read current events in the deeper context of historical perspective.