CAH4842 - History of the Modern World

Offering Academic Unit
Department of Chinese and History
Credit Units
Course Duration
One Semester
Course Offering Term*:
Semester B 2018/19
Semester B 2019/20 (Tentative)

* The offering term is subject to change without prior notice
Course Aims

This course introduces the major historical events that shaped and formed the modern world from the French Revolution to the post-Cold War period. It focuses on the intellectual, social, economic, cultural and political development of the modern world and explores the rise of the West after 1750. In order to make sense of present realities, it also assess the origins and outcomes of world wars and revolutions in the period mentioned, as well as the global challenges of the post-Cold War era.

Assessment (Indicative only, please check the detailed course information)

Continuous Assessment: 100%
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