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HIST 1022 - Western Civilization: From the 18th Century to the Present

Credits: 3
Hours/Week: Lecture NoneLab None
Course Description: This first-year course is a survey of human experience in the western world from the 18th Century to the present. The focus is on the west and its relation to the rest of the world. Major social, cultural, political, and economic developments, as well as critical factors such as class, gender, and race, will be integrated into the course.
MnTC Goals
5 History/Social/Behavioral Science, 8 Global Perspective

Prerequisite(s): Assessment score placement in RDNG 1000 , or completion of RDNG 0900  or RDNG 0950  with a grade of C or higher; assessment score placement in ENGL 1021  or completion of ENGL 0090  with a grade of C or higher.
Corequisite(s): None
Recommendation: None

Major Content
  1. “Cold” War Conflicts: From Korea to Vietnam
  2. 19th Century Political Theory: Liberalism, Socialism, Marxism
  3. Civil Rights, Women’s Rights, Human Rights
  4. Depression and the Rise of Fascism
  5. Industrial Capitalism and Empire
  6. International Rivalry and the Great War
  7. Lenin and the Russian Revolution
  8. New World
  9. Rights of Man: American and French Revolutions
  10. Science and Society: Social Darwinism
  11. The Consumer Society
  12. The Scientific Revolution and the Enlightenment
  13. Unrest: Labor and Feminism
  14. Work and Family: The Industrial “Evolution”
  15. World War II and Global Polarization

Learning Outcomes
At the end of this course students will be able to:

  1. Evaluate the relevance of Western History to their own lives.
  2. Synthesize diverse primary and secondary historical materials.
  3. Explain the chronological relationship of events, people and developments in the history of western civilization since 1800.
  4. Demonstrate progress in their reading, writing, discussing and/or other critical thinking skills.


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