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From an explicitly multicultural and interdisciplinary perspective, the course examines a variety of civilizations since the time of the Columbian exchange, with a particular focus on the rise of the West to world dominance. Evaluating many cultures and societies that have experienced colonialism and post-colonialism, a variety of different sources will be used including literature, film and primary documents. Trips will be arranged to different sites around Boston to better understand subjects such as the environmental change, cross-cultural contact and western hegemony, and independent projects will be developed by students to enhance their research skills.