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2019-2020 Course Catalog 
2019-2020 Course Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

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HIST 1022 - Western Civilization II

Credits: 4
Hours/Week: Lecture 4 Lab None
Course Description: This course is a survey of human experience in the western world from the early modern period 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): Course placement into college-level English and Reading OR completion of ENGL 0950  with a grade of C or higher OR completion of RDNG 0940  with a grade of C or higher and qualifying English Placement Exam OR completion of RDNG 0950  with a grade of C or higher and ENGL 0090  with a grade of C or higher OR completion of ESOL 0051  with a grade of C or higher and ESOL 0052  with a grade of C or higher.
Corequisite(s): None
Recommendation: None

Major Content

  1. Development of Nation States
  2. Scientific Revolution and The Enlightenment
  3. American and French Revolutions
  4. Industrial Revolution
  5. 19th Century Political Ideologies
  6. Transitions in Populations, Societies and Cultures
  7. Imperialism and Colonialism
  8. The Long War 1914 -1945
  9. Depression Era
  10. World War II and the Polarized World
  11. The Cold War
  12. Postwar Era
  13. Globalization

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

  1. explain the relationship of events, people, and developments in the history of Western Civilization utilizing a global perspective from the early modern era through the present.
  2. make use of historical thinking by evaluating the relevance of Western History to the modern world and to their own lives.
  3. analyze diverse historical materials, distinguishing primary from secondary sources.
  4. demonstrate effective use of historical evidence and methods.
  5. evaluate varied perspectives of human history using knowledge of diverse peoples within their distinctive historical contexts.

Competency 1 (1-6)
05. 01. Employ the methods and data that historians and social and behavioral scientists use to investigate the human condition.

05. 02. Examine social institutions and processes across a range of historical periods and cultures.

05. 03. Use and critique alternative explanatory systems or theories.
Competency 2 (7-10)
08. 01. Describe and analyze political, economic, and cultural elements which influence relations of states and societies in their historical and contemporary dimensions.

08. 02. Demonstrate knowledge of cultural, social, religious and linguistic differences.

08. 03. Analyze specific international problems, illustrating the cultural, economic, and political differences that affect their solution.

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