HIST114 Global History: Modern World

Department of Social & Behavioral Science: History

I. Course Number and Title
HIST114 Global History: Modern World
II. Number of Credits
3 credits
III. Number of Instructional Minutes
IV. Prerequisites
V. Other Pertinent Information

This course meets the General Education requirement for Arts/Humanities.
This course meets the General Education requirement for Diversity.
This course meets the General Education requirement for Critical Thinking.

VI. Catalog Course Description
This course is a survey and critical examination of global history in which students explore the social, political, religious, economic, intellectual, and artistic achievements of the major human civilizations from roughly 1500 C.E. to the present.
VII. Required Course Content and Direction
  1. Course Learning Goals

    Students will:

    1. demonstrate an understanding of Global human civilizations, including the relationships and conflicts among its diverse societies, stretching from around the year 1500 A.D. to the present day [Arts/Humanities];
    2. demonstrate an understanding of the social and political systems, economies, and cultures of Global human civilization's diverse societies stretching from 1500 A.D. to the present day [Diversity];
    3. critically analyze and evaluate competing points of view and voices in modern Global history [Critical Thinking];
    4. identify the defining characteristics of major modern human civilizations, such as China, Europe, India, Japan, Islamic civilization, and North and South America;
    5. identify the major artistic, cultural, economic, intellectual, political, social, and scientific changes caused by the emergence and spread of the Industrial Revolution;
    6. explain the impact of Nationalism on Global human societies; and
    7. examine the impact of the Cold War and its end on Global human societies.
  2. Planned Sequence of Topics and/or Learning Activities

    1. Early European Exploration
    2. Religious Reformation and the Building of the Modern State
    3. East Asia in Transition
    4. Islamic Empires
    5. The Atlantic World
    6. Scientific Revolution and the Enlightenment
    7. The Revolution in Politics and Industry
    8. Nation-Building in North and South America
    9. European Imperialism from a Global Perspective
    10. The World Wars in a Global Perspective
    11. The Cold War in a Global Context
    12. Revolution and Reconstruction in East Asia
    13. Reform and Revolution in Latin America
    14. Retraction of Empire and Globalization
  3. Assessment Methods for Course Learning Goals

    Student assessment consists of 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.

Approval/Revision Date: Approved 1/2014; New Core 8/2015