HIST112 History of Western Civilization II
Department of Social & Behavioral Science: History
Course Number and TitleHIST112 History of Western Civilization II
Number of Credits3 credits
Minimum Number of Instructional Minutes Per Semester2250
Other Pertinent InformationNone
Catalog Course DescriptionThis course is a survey of Western human history and explores the social, political, religious, intellectual, and artistic achievements from the around the year 1500 to the present.
Required Course Content and Direction
- Course Students will:
- identify major figures and concepts in Western Civilization from the sixteenth-century to the present;
- identify major modern ideologies such as Liberalism, Conservativism, 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;
- explain European colonialism from a global perspective; and
- evaluate a series of developments within Western Civilization from about 1500 to the present.
- Core (if applicable) Category I:
- demonstrate knowledge and awareness of some components of our society's cultural heritage such as artistic, historical, linguistic, literary, and philosophical foundations;
- compare, contrast, analyze, and/or defend differing world views and practices; and
- demonstrate the ability to think independently by reading critically, thinking analytically, and communicating effectively in both oral and written formats within the context of studying diversity in our culture.
Cultural PerspectivesStudents will be able to:
Planned Sequence of Topics and/or Learning Activities:
- Europe launches global expansion 15th to 18th centuries
- Intellectual-scientific transformation and the rise of Liberalism
- Impact of industrialism
- Age of political upheaval, the rise of Conservatism and Nationalism
- Global impact of colonialism
- Crisis of Western domination 1900-1945
- Post World War II recovery
- A new age 1990-present
- AD 2025: possibilities, portents and factor X
Assessment Methods for Core Learning Goals:
- Course Student assessment consists of in-class exams, electronically administered exams, essays, written assignments, multi-media projects, and/or participation in classroom/online discussions.
- Core (if applicable) Student assessment of Category I: Cultural Perspectives consists of in-class exams, electronically administered exams, essays, written assignments, multi-media projects, and/or participation in classroom/online discussions.
Reference, Resource, or Learning Materials to be used by Students:See course format.
Teaching Methods EmployedSection VIII is not being used in new and revised syllabi as of 12/10/08.
Review/Approval Date - 2/99, 5/07; Revised 5/2012