World History or Global History is the field of historical research that looks at the connections among empires, city-states, nation-states, and colonies in Europe, the Americas, Africa and Asia, depending on the evolution of how the world was integrated culturally, politically and economically. We explore how global phenomena – hunger, genocide, science and technology, diasporas, migration, slavery, war, revolution and resistance, colonization and decolonization – have unfolded in diverse historical periods and places. Students acquire inter-disciplinary skills needed to analyze politics, society, economics, and international relations over the longue durée. Another focus is on the interpretations of cultures and identities with respect to family, religion, gender, ethnicity, race, class, nation, and status. We place an emphasis on analyzing trans-national and trans-cultural entanglements and integrations within a global historical framework.