Modern Global Issues

This course focuses on the Cold War, its effects upon the third world, the stresses of rapid modernization in both the United States and developing world, and on the movement towards globalization since the end of World War II.  Through readings, videos, and discussion the course will examine the integration of national economies, the blending of cultures and the impact of technological change.

Semester Units

  • The Global Economy

  • Aftermath of the Cold War

  • Independence Movements

  • The Middle Eastern Crisis

  • Global Terrorism

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Unit 1

Economics and Globalization

Unit 2

Foundations of Modern Nations

Unit 3 - Part I

Middle East Crisis



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