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Spring 2021

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HIS102 - World Civilizations 2

Credits: 3

Catalog Description: Examines the social, political, economic, environmental, religious and intellectual influences on the rise and fall of world civilizations from 1500 CE to the present. Presents history from a global perspective, with an emphasis on the beliefs and contributions shaping the whole of the human community.

Lecture: 3 hrs.

Course Learning Outcomes (CLOs):
Upon the successful completion of this course, a student will be able to:
1. Evaluate the impact of the Columbian Exchange on the Europeans, the Africans, or the indigenous peoples of the Americas.
2. Discuss the causes and consequences of the development of an Industrial Revolution in Western Europe.
3. Trace the unfolding of various independence movements around the globe.
4. Discuss the political, economic, or social effects of the two world wars on a range of participants.
5. Describe the factors that contributed to the globalization of the planet after 1500 CE.
6. Explain the significance of distinctive forms of political, economic or social organization at various geographic scales after 1500 CE.
7. Trace the long-term effects of major turning points in world history after 1500 CE.
8. Develop historical insights through the use of comparative frameworks.
9. Analyze primary source documents to build historical thinking skills (awareness of context, continuity and change, and bias).


Effective Term: Spring 2020