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 requirements for Arts/Humanities, Diversity, and 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
Course Learning Goals
- 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 [Social Science];
- 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];
- critically analyze and evaluate competing points of view and voices in modern Global history [Critical Thinking];
- identify the defining characteristics of major modern human civilizations, such as China, Europe, India, Japan, Islamic civilization, and North and South America;
- identify the major artistic, cultural, economic, intellectual, political, social, and scientific changes caused by the emergence and spread of the Industrial Revolution;
- explain the impact of Nationalism on Global human societies; and
- examine the impact of the Cold War and its end on Global human societies.
Planned Sequence of Topics and/or Learning Activities
- Early European Exploration
- Religious Reformation and the Building of the Modern State
- East Asia in Transition
- Islamic Empires
- The Atlantic World
- Scientific Revolution and the Enlightenment
- The Revolution in Politics and Industry
- Nation-Building in North and South America
- European Imperialism from a Global Perspective
- The World Wars in a Global Perspective
- The Cold War in a Global Context
- Revolution and Reconstruction in East Asia
- Reform and Revolution in Latin America
- Retraction of Empire and Globalization
Assessment Methods for Course Learning GoalsStudent assessment consists of 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.
Approval/Revision Date: Approved 1/2014; New Core 8/2015