HIST136 Modern Europe

Department of Social & Behavioral Science: History

I. Course Number and Title
HIST136 Modern Europe
II. Number of Credits
3 credits
III. Number of Instructional Minutes
IV. Prerequisites
V. Other Pertinent Information
VI. Catalog Course Description
A survey and analysis of the achievements and challenges of the Western World from c. 1870 to the present.
VII. Required Course Content and Direction
  1. Course Learning Goals

    1. To familiarize students with one of the historical events that will color and shape their lives;
    2. To sift through contradictory materials and to make judgments concerning such material; and
    3. To introduce students to proper and effective forms written communication.
  2. Planned Sequence of Topics and/or Learning Activities

    1. Introduction
      1. Explanation of the Syllabus
      2. Overview of the Course
    2. 1870 - 1914 Europe''s Apogee
      1. Liberalism vs. Realpolitik
      2. Science vs. Culture
    3. World War I
    4. ''20s & ''30s: Crisis and Creativity
      1. Liberalism vs. Totalitarianism
      2. Planned Economy and State Welfarism
      3. Science and Culture
    5. World War II
    6. 1945 to the Present
      1. Postwar Uncertainties and Reconstruction
      2. Science, Culture, and Thought
      3. "Spaceship Earth"
      4. The Future?
  3. Assessment Methods for Course Learning Goals

  4. Reference, Resource, or Learning Materials to be used by Student:

    Text: See course syllabus.

Review/Approval Date - 2/99; New Core 8/2015