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This course focuses on the principal political, economic, and social revolutions that have swept through Europe, Asia and Africa over the past 300 years. Students will consider, for example, how the Scientific Revolution and the Enlightenment have shaped our modern world view and its impact on the continents of Asia and Africa. Other topics that will be considered include the impact of the French Revolution on modern politics, and the meaning of ?Liberty, Brotherhood, and Equality.? The course will also cover the Industrial Revolution and its effect on the lives of ordinary men and women in Europe; Nationalism, Imperialism, and European expansion. Consideration will be given also to the horrors and accomplishments of the twentieth century on a global level.