The Age of Extremes: A History of the World, 1914-1991

Eugene Lang College Lib Arts: History

Liberal Arts
Undergraduate Course
Degree Students
The Age of Extremes
Spring 2023
Taught By: Eli Zaretsky
Section: A

CRN: 13201

Credits: 4

In this course we will explore fascism, communism, nationalism, and anti-colonialism in the twentieth century. Variously termed the age of extremes, the age of the masses, and the era of global politics, our focus will be on war and revolution. We will study the ambiguous and perhaps tenuous character of American hegemony—the outcome of the two world wars-- and the rise of Asia, especially China, India and Japan.

College: Eugene Lang College Lib Arts (LC)

Department: History (LHIS)

Campus: New York City (GV)

Course Format: Seminar (R)

Modality: In-Person

Max Enrollment: 19

Add/Drop Deadline: February 5, 2023 (Sunday)

Online Withdrawal Deadline: April 16, 2023 (Sunday)

Seats Available: No

Status: Closed*

* Status information is updated every few minutes. The status of this course may have changed since the last update. Open seats may have restrictions that will prevent some students from registering. Updated: 7:24am EDT 9/29/2023

Meeting Info:
Days: Monday, Wednesday
Times: 4:00pm - 5:40pm
Building: Johnson/Kaplan 66 West 12th
Room: 517
Date Range: 1/23/2023 - 5/15/2023