HIS 102 - Western Civilization Since 1500
3 Lecture Hours
This course is designed as a survey of the political, economic and social developments of European Civilization from the Renaissance to the end of the twentieth century.
Upon successful completion of the course, the student will:
- Identify the trends and forces that led to the development of a modern world-view.
- Compare and contrast the political and constitutional development of Britain and continental Europe.
- Explain the intellectual concepts of the Enlightenment.
- Describe the causes and results of the French Revolution.
- Explain the rise of industrialism and capitalism and the challenges of and responses to liberalism, socialism and Marxism.
- Explain the role of nationalism in the formation of major nations in the late 19th century.
- Describe the causes and results of World War I.
- Identify the causes and results of the Russian Revolution.
- Explain the causes of World War II and the issues of the Cold War.
- The Renaissance and Reformation
- The Age of Exploration
- Absolutism and Constitutionalism
- The Scientific Revolution and the Enlightenment
- The French Revolution
- The Industrial Revolution
- Nineteenth and early twentieth century political ideologies
- Imperialism and colonialism
- Unification movements in Italy and Germany
- World War I and World War II
- The Cold War
- The collapse of the Soviet Union
Textbook, scholarly readings, films, maps and electronic resources as assigned.
Approved By: Bullock, Quintin Date Approved: 05/15/2015
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