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. Minimum Number of Instructional Minutes Per Semester
IV. Prerequisites
V. Other Pertinent Information
VI. Catalog Course Description
This course is a survey of global history in which students explore the social, political, religious, economic, intellectual and artistic achievements of the major human civilizations from around the year 1500 A.D. to the present day.
VII. Required Course Content and Direction
  1. Learning Goals:

    1. Course
    2. Students will:
      1. identify major figures and concepts in global human civilizations from around 1500 AD to the present;
      2. identify the defining characteristics of major modern human civilizations such as China, Europe, India, Japan, Islamic civilization and North and South America;
      3. identify the major artistic, cultural, economic, intellectual, political, social, and scientific changes caused by the emergence and spread of the Industrial Revolution;
      4. explain the impact of Nationalism on global human societies; and
      5. evaluate a series of developments in global human cultures from 1500 AD. to the present.

    3. Core (if applicable)
    4. Category I:
      Cultural Perspectives
      Students will be able to:
      1. demonstrate knowledge and awareness of some components of our society's cultural heritage such as artistic, historical, linguistic, literary, and philosophical foundations.
      2. compare, contrast, analyze and/or defend differing world views and practices.
      3. demonstrate the ability to think independently by reading critically, thinking analytically, and communicating effectively in oral and/or written formats within the context of studying diversity in our culture.
  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 Core Learning Goals:

    1. Course
    2. Student assessment consists of in-class exams, electronically administered exams, essays, written assignments, multi-media projects, and/or participation in classroom/online discussions.

    3. Core (if applicable)
    4. Student assessment of Category I: Cultural Perspectives consists of in-class exams, essays, electronically administered exams, written assignments, multi-media projects, and/or participation in classroom/online discussions.
  4. Reference, Resource, or Learning Materials to be used by Students:

    See course format.
VIII. Teaching Methods Employed
Section VIII is not being used in new and revised syllabi as of 12/10/08.

Approval/Revision Date: Approved 1/2014