HIST112 History of Western Civilization II

Department of Social & Behavioral Science: History

I. Course Number and Title
HIST112 History of Western Civilization II
II. Number of Credits
3 credits
III. Number of Instructional Minutes
IV. Prerequisites
V. Other Pertinent Information
This course meets the General Education requirements for Arts/Humanities, Diversity, and Critical Thinking.
VI. Catalog Course Description
This course is a survey and critical examination of Western human history and explores the social, political, religious, intellectual, and artistic achievements from the around the year 1500 to the present.
VII. Required Course Content and Direction
  1. Course Learning Goals

    Students will:

    1. demonstrate an understanding of the history of Western Civilization, including the relationships and conflicts among its diverse societies, stretching from around the year 1500 to the present day [Social Science];
    2. critically analyze and evaluate competing points of view and voices in Early Modern and Modern Western history [Critical Thinking];
    3. demonstrate an understanding of the social and political systems, economies, and cultures of Western Civilization's diverse societies stretching from around the year 1500 to the present day [Diversity];
    4. identify major modern ideologies, such as Liberalism, Conservatism, and Nationalism and their impact on society, politics, and culture;
    5. demonstrate an understanding of the political, social, and cultural impact of the Scientific Revolution and Enlightenment on Western Civilization;
    6. explain the cause and impact of the late 18th century revolutions in politics, industry, and culture on the course of Western history; and
    7. explain European colonialism from a global perspective.
  2. Planned Sequence of Topics and/or Learning Activities

    1. Europe Launches Global Expansion 15th to 18th Centuries
    2. Intellectual and Scientific Transformation and the Rise of Liberalism
    3. Impact of Industrialism on Society and Culture
    4. Age of Political Upheaval, the Rise of Conservatism and Nationalism
    5. Global Impact of Colonialism on the World Society and Culture
    6. Crisis of Western Domination 1900-1945
    7. Post World War II Recovery
    8. A New Age 1990-Present
    9. C.E. 2025: Possibilities, Portents, and Factor X
  3. Assessment Methods for Course Learning Goals

    Student assessment consists of exams, essays, written assignments, multi-media projects, and/or participation in classroom/online discussions.
  4. Reference, Resource, or Learning Materials to be used by Student:

    See course syllabus.

Review/Approval Date - 2/99, 5/07; Revised 5/2012; New Core 8/2015