This course presents and at the same time critiques a narrative world history after 1500 CE. The purpose of the course is to convey an understanding of how this rapidly growing field of history is being approached at three different levels: the narrative textbook level, the theoretical-conceptual level, and through discussion sections, the research level.
Founded in 1754, the fifth oldest university in the United States, Columbia is an Ivy League university located in New York City. Columbia offers undergraduate degrees in three schools: Columbia College, The Fu Foundation School of Engineering, and the School of General Studies. The university also offers renowned graduate programs through its Business School, Law School, College of Physicians and Surgeons, and School of the Arts. Notable alumni include Barack Obama, 44th President of the United States, Ruth Bader Ginsberg, Associate Justice of the Supreme Court, investor Warren Buffett, as well as multiple CEOs of top Fortune 500 companies.