HIST 213: The 20th Century World

Hist 213 - The Twentieth-Century World (3 Credits)

Prerequisites: HUM 101, co or pre-requisite  HUM 102,  with a grade C or better.

Course Description:  This course uses case studies to provide an interdisciplinary view of the twentieth-century world. Selected literary, philosophical, and artistic movements are discussed in the context of the major historical developments and social movements of the century. This course satisfies three credits of the General Education Requirements (GER) in Cultural History.*  We offer an additional course that could be used to fulfill the same GER, HIST 214: Technology and Culture in American History


As this course is taught by a number of instructors, we provide here syllabi for each.


HIST 213--20th Century World Syllabi Fall 2018
Course Course Sections  
HIST 213

Section 007 CRN 92966 Syllabus

Svanur Petursson
HIST 213

Section 001 CRN 92963 Syllabus

Deborah Morrison-Santana
HIST 213

Section H01  CRN 92971 Syllabus

Scott Kent
HIST 213

Section 009 CRN 92967 Syllabus

Elektra Kostopoulou
HIST 213

Section 003  CRN 92964  Syllabus

Deborah Morrison-Santana
HIST 213

 Section 005 CRN 92965  Syllabus

Svanur Pétursson​

*General Education Requirements

New Jersey Institute of Technology (NJIT) is dedicated to producing graduates who have the knowledge, skills and motivation necessary to advance the state-of-the-art knowledge in their respective fields. Graduates must understand the complexities of contemporary society and have a deep understanding of and appreciation for science and technology and the ethical and societal issues involved in their pursuit. A fundamental guiding principle in the development of the General Education Requirements (GER) is the formulation of a foundational curriculum encompassing the necessary preconditions for success in undergraduate disciplines, a curriculum that establishes a devotion to lifetime intellectual discovery and personal development. In a larger sense, the GER are intended to provide an educational grounding for our students, a set of educational experiences harmoniously attuned to the mission of NJIT and its responsibilities to its constituents. In essence, the completion of the GER is a necessary step in the fulfillment of the implicit intellectual and social contract that NJIT has with its students and its local, national and global communities. CULTURAL HISTORY ---- All educated individuals are expected to understand and appreciate history and the world’s cultures.  Students are required to take.at least three (3) credits in cultural history, all at the 100- or 200-level (HIST 213, HIST 214, HUM 211, HUM 212 or any Rutgers-Newark 200-level history course with prefix 510 or 512).