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HST 162 MODERN EUROPEAN HISTORY II

HST 162 – Modern European History II

Course Outline 

Course Number and Name: HST 162 Modern European History 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 161 be taken before HST 162

Co-requisites:  None                                                      Concurrent Courses:  None

Course Description: This is the second half of a two-semester sequence which explores representative developments in European intellectual and cultural history from the mid-19th century until the 1980s.  Emphasis is on France and Germany and on movements and figures that have had an important impact on social and cultural analysis and practice during the last hundred years.

General Education Goals: HST 162 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 162 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 from the mid-nineteenth century to the European Union;
  2. investigate the global perspectives, cultural diversity and philosophical/religious contributions of modern industrialism and democratic thought in Europe and around the world; and
  3. compare, contrast and then synthesize accurate information about the dates, historical figures, regions, religions, wars and monuments that marked important phases in European nation-building and global imperialism from the workers’ reforms of the mid-nineteenth century to the fall of colonialism and ride of third-world independence.