HIST 595 (02) - Explorations


Durham   Liberal Arts :: History
Credits: 4.0
Term: Spring 2023 - Full Term (01/24/2023 - 05/08/2023)
Grade Mode: Letter Grading
Class Size:   20  
CRN: 56419
See department listings for semester topic. Course meets History major requirement for Group I, II, or III depending on the topic.
Registration Approval Required. Contact Instructor or Academic Department for permission then register through Webcat.
Instructors: Fredrik Meiton

Times & Locations

Start Date End Date Days Time Location
1/24/2023 5/8/2023 TR 9:40am - 11:00am HORT 215
Additional Course Details: 

The Great Divergence: Why the West Became Rich and Rest Didn’t

In the past 300 years, the world has become rich. Since 1700, after centuries of almost now growth, the global economy has grown nearly 200 times. This newfound wealth is also very unevenly divided. Today, the average income in the ten wealthiest countries is 70 times greater than the average in the ten poorest countries. How did some parts of the world get so rich, and why were other parts left behind? This class explores the various explanations offered by scholars, such as geography, culture, to institutions and colonialism.

Class meets the Modern World History requirement for the Teacher Certification.