HIST 140: The World Since 1945

Self-paced Correspondence

This course provides an introduction to the social, economic, and political history of the world since 1945. The course focuses on international problems and on case studies of individual countries.

Required Texts/Materials

  • Drakulic, How We Survived Communism and Even Laughed(1993)

  • Hayslip, When Heaven and Earth Changed Places (1990)

  • Heng and Shapiro, Son of the Revolution (1983)

  • Thiong’o, Matigari (1998)

  • Menchu and Burgos-Debray, I, Rigoberta Menchu (1999)

  • Greider, One World, Ready or Not (1999)

  • HIST 140 Coursepack

Optional Texts/Materials

  • Vadney, The World Since 1945 (1999)

You can find information on how to purchase textbooks and required materials on the Textbooks page of the Friday Center website.

Course Details

  • Instructor: Russ Van Wyk, PhD
  • Credit-granting Institution: UNC-Chapel Hill
  • Credit Hours: 3
  • Number of Assignments: 17
  • View a sample course syllabus for the correspondence course.

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