HIST131 The Early Modern Western World (c.1600 - c.1870)

Department of Social & Behavioral Science: History

I. Course Number and Title
HIST131 The Early Modern Western World (c.1600 - c.1870)
II. Number of Credits
3 credits
III. Minimum Number of Instructional Minutes Per Semester
2250 minutes
IV. Prerequisites
V. Other Pertinent Information
VI. Catalog Course Description
A survey and analysis of changes and developments in the Western World from c.1600 to c.1870.
VII. Required Course Content and Direction
  1. Learning Goals:

    1. To introduce students to the proper use of historical terms, concepts and evidence.
    2. To show students the value of the study of history in our modern technological age.
    3. To introduce students to proper and effective forms of oral and written communication
  2. Planned Sequence of Topics and/or Learning Activities:

    1. Introduction
      1. Explanation of the Syllabus
      2. Overview of the Course
    2. The Dawn of the Modern Age
    3. Rise of the Dynastic State System of Europe
    4. 18th Century Enlightenment
    5. Age of the Political and Industrial Revolutions
    6. Conflict Between Monarchy and Bourgeoisie Society
    7. The Checkered Triumph of Bourgeoisie Society in the 19th Century
    8. Unification and Realignment of the Great Powers
    9. Real Politik and Scientific Progress
    10. Europe at its Apogee
    11. c 1900 the End of the European Age
  3. Assessment Methods for Core Learning Goals:

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

    Text: See Course Format
VIII. Teaching Methods Employed
  1. Lecture - discussion presentation, maps.
  2. Films/Video Materials
  3. Xerox Materials
  4. Examinations.
  5. Writing Assignments
  6. Voluntary Special Project Under the Direction of the Instructor

Review/Approval Date -2/99