This course is a continuation of HIS 121. It is a survey of the major events that have occurred in the world since 1500. The interrelationships between the civilizations of Asia, Africa, Europe and the Americas provide many opportunities for comparisons of their varied histories. This course will help students gain a clearer understanding of a complicated, interdependent modern world. This course meets General Education Core Goal 6: Intellectual Heritage; and Core Goal 12: Global Perspectives and Diversity.