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HST 161 MODERN HISTORY I

HST 161 – Modern History I

Course Outline 

Course Number and Name: HST 161 Modern History I

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

Co-requisites:  None                                                      Concurrent Courses:  None

Course Description: This is the first semester of a two-semester sequence that examines the social, intellectual, economic, and political problems in European history from 1648 to 1914.  This course begins with the intellectual history of the Enlightenment and the Industrial Revolution with particular attention given to the role of ideas in historical events and processes and the place ofEurope in the development of world civilizations until World War I.

General Education Goals: HST 161 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 161 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 the fundamental concepts and theories of historical events relative to European societies including but not limited to England, France, Holland, Germany, Italy, Spain and Portugal;
  2. investigate the global perspectives, cultural diversity and philosophical/religions contributions of Enlightenment thought in various European nations; and
  3. compare, contrast, and then synthesize accurate information about the dates, historical figures, regions, religions, wars and monuments that marked important moments and phases in European nation-building and global imperialism from the English Civil War to World War I.