Politics, Economies, and Social Change in the West: The Industrial Revolution to the Digital Revolution

CGS SS 104

  • Global Citizenship and Intercultural Literacy
  • Social Inquiry II
  • Critical Thinking

This interdisciplinary course examines social change in the politics, economies, social structures, and culture of the West from the Industrial Revolution to the present. Students consider the impact of technological innovation, industrial capitalism, global war, genocide, and the ideologies that shaped these developments. The course concludes with the globalization of economies and social structures in an era of rising inequality. Visits to relevant sites will supplement classroom instruction. One lecture, two discussions, and two additional contact hours as assigned. [5 cr.] Effective Fall 2018, this course fulfills a single unit in each of the following BU Hub areas: Social Inquiry II, Global Citizenship and Intercultural Literacy, Critical Thinking.

Note: this course was also offered during Summer Term

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