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HST 102 WORLD CIVILIZATION II

HST 102 World Civilization II

Course Outline

Course Number & Name:  HST 102 World Civilization II

Credit Hours:  3.0             Contact Hours:  3.0          Lecture:  3.0       Lab:  N/A             Other:  N/A

Prerequisites:  Grades of “C” or better in ENG 096 and RDG 096 or placement; it is recommended that HST 101 be taken before HST 102

Co-requisites:  None                                                      Concurrent Courses:  None

Course Description: World Civilization II is the second half of a two-semester sequence.  It examines aspects of the major social, political, economic, and intellectual developments of world civilization from the 17th century to the present.  Emphasis is placed on the ideas and institutions that have shaped the society and culture of the modern world.

General Education Goals: HST 102 is affirmed in the following General Education Foundation Category: Historical Perspective.  The corresponding General Education Goal is as follows: Students will understand historical events and movements in World, Western, non-Western, or American societies and assess their subsequent significance.  HST 102 also addresses the General Education Integrated Course Goal: Information Literacy, which is as follows: Students will address an information need by locating, evaluating, and effectively using information.

Course Goals: Upon successful completion of this course, students should be able to do the following:

  1. demonstrate knowledge of some of the fundamental concepts and theories of historical events  and ideas related to  early modern and modern civilizations that may include Africa, Asia, Europe, the Americas, India, China, Russia, Japan, Southeast Asia, and the Pacific regions;
  2. evaluate global exchanges, the industrial revolution, imperialism and colonialism, decolonization,  revolutions, the World Wars, the Cold War and recent global events, including perspectives in the context of social, political, economic, religious and intellectual traditions; and
  3. read, analyze, organize, and synthesize evidence, historical problems, and interpretations  connected to the history of world civilizations.