Only available to those in the 2021-2022 catalog or later. Other classes should follow the Interdisciplinary Clusters pathway.
Twentieth-century History introduces students to the history of the twentieth century in a global, multidimensional way. Integrating a wide breadth of geographic, temporal, and thematic approaches, this discovery will introduce students to major events that critically shaped the century, including World War One, World War Two, the Cold War, the rise of mechanic production, labor movements, feminism, colonialism and post-colonialism, and globalization from the perspective of Europe, Latin America, East Asia, the Middle East, North America, and Africa. Students will similarly learn to draw global and comparative causal connections across the globe between and among local experiences with global events.
Completion of at least 9 credit hours of courses from the lists below, including at least two upper-division courses (3xxx, 4xxx). At least one course must focus on the history of Africa, Asia, Latin America, or the Middle East:
|HIST-1300||The African Experience||3 credits|
|HIST-1324||Modern East Asia||3 credits|
|HIST-1351||The Modern Middle East||3 credits|
|HIST-3426||Race and Ethnicity in East Asia||4 credits|
|HIST-3346||Modern Mexico||3 credits|
|HIST-3452||Modern History of Syria||4 credits|
|HIST-3400||Gender Matters in African History||4 credits|
At least one course must focus on the history of the US or Europe:
|HIST-1335||Modern Europe||3 credits|
|HIST-1361||The History of the United States Since Reconstruction||3 credits|
|HIST-1371||The African American Experience Since Reconstruction||3 credits|
|HIST-2432||European Frontiers 1848 - Present||4 credits|
|HIST-2436||Native American History Since Removal||4 credits|
|HIST-2440||U.S. Society and Politics Since 1945||4 credits|
|HIST-3334||Modern Germany||3 credits|
|HIST-3438||History of the Holocaust||4 credits|
|HIST-3361||Economic and Business History of the United States Since 1865||3 credits|
|HIST-3372||Black Images in Film||3 credits|
|HIST-3439||The World War II Era||4 credits|
|HIST-3469||U.S. Foreign Relations||4 credits|
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- A student must complete at least one Discovery to qualify for graduation .
- Courses in the Discovery must be taken at Trinity University.
- Students can also fulfill the Discovery requirement by completing a second major or a minor.
The Discovery requirement is one element within the Pathways curriculum. Although many Discoveries are housed in academic departments, Discoveries are distinct from majors or minors. For the requirements associated with specific majors or minors, see the Courses of Study Bulletin