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
Course Learning Goals
- 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];
- critically analyze and evaluate competing points of view and voices in Early Modern and Modern Western history [Critical Thinking];
- 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];
- identify major modern ideologies, such as Liberalism, Conservatism, and Nationalism and their impact on society, politics, and culture;
- demonstrate an understanding of the political, social, and cultural impact of the Scientific Revolution and Enlightenment on Western Civilization;
- explain the cause and impact of the late 18th century revolutions in politics, industry, and culture on the course of Western history; and
- explain European colonialism from a global perspective.
Planned Sequence of Topics and/or Learning Activities
- Europe Launches Global Expansion 15th to 18th Centuries
- Intellectual and Scientific Transformation and the Rise of Liberalism
- Impact of Industrialism on Society and Culture
- Age of Political Upheaval, the Rise of Conservatism and Nationalism
- Global Impact of Colonialism on the World Society and Culture
- Crisis of Western Domination 1900-1945
- Post World War II Recovery
- A New Age 1990-Present
- C.E. 2025: Possibilities, Portents, and Factor X
Assessment Methods for Course Learning GoalsStudent assessment consists of exams, essays, written assignments, multi-media projects, and/or participation in classroom/online discussions.
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