Modern World

Unlike other fields of study in History & Literature, there is no pre-existing list of Courses That Count for concentration credit in the Modern World. Instead, students assemble their own unique list of courses that will enable them to pursue their individual topic of study and to meet field requirements. That unique list of courses that count is approved as part of the Modern World proposal. For more information about the proposal see here.

The following are examples of courses that can be used the Modern World Field requirement for an introductory course on empire, diaspora, or globalization. This is not an exhaustive list but a guide and please do feel free to include a different course that you think meets the requirement in your proposal.

Courses taught in History & Literature:

History & Literature 90DH. Students at the Barricades.

History & Literature 90DX. Asian/American Graphic Novels.

History & Literature 90DT. Asian American History.

History & Literature 90DY. Race and American Empire.

History & Literature 90EB. Gender and Empire in the Modern Mediterranean.

Courses taught in other departments:

African and African American Studies 11. Introduction to African Studies.

African and African American Studies 187X. The Creole Spirits.

Comparative Literature 134. World Cinema.

English 90EW. The Empire Writes Back: Contemporary Fiction and the Booker Prize

English 188GF. Global Fictions.

French 174. Mediterranean Crossings.

General Education 1019. The Caribbean Crucible.

General Education 1036. Global Feminisms.

General Education 1115. Human Trafficking, Slavery, and Abolition in the Modern World.

General Education 1155. Literatures of Decolonization.

History 140. A Global History of Modern Jewish Migration.

History 1009. The Making of the Modern Middle East.

History 1023. Japan in Asia and the World.

History 1024. The British Empire.

History 1036. Modern India and South Asia.

History 1206. Empire, Nation, and Immigration in France since 1870.

History 1513. History of Modern Latin America.

History 1701. West Africa from 1800 to the Present.

History 1908. Racial Capitalism and the Black Tradition.

History 1911. Pacific History.

History 1947. The Imperial Map.

History 1984. The Dutch Empire.

History of Science 119VH. Sugar, Spice, and Science.

Humanities 12. Essential Works in World Literature.

Islamic Civilizations 130. Islam, Modernity, and Politics.

Modern Middle East 100. Introduction to the Modern Middle East.

Religion 2519. Race, Coloniality, and Catastrophe.

Spanish 126. Performing Latinidad.

Spanish 146. Tropical Fantasies: The Hispanic Caribbean and Haiti in Contemporary Literature.

Women, Gender & Sexuality 1426. The Sexual Life of Colonialism.