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2019-2020 Course Catalog 
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HIST 1061 - World History II

Credits: 4
Hours/Week: Lecture 4 Lab None
Course Description: This course explores global connections and disconnections, studying both global themes and regional variations from the early modern era to the present.  Topics include issues of diversity, power imbalances, and interactive factors such as race, ethnicity, class, and gender. Students will also explore intended and unexpected consequences as regions and peoples confronted connection and change.
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. Early Modern Era
  2. The Near East
  3. South Asia and East Asia
  4. The Americas and Oceana
  5. The Atlantic World; Africa and the Slave Trade
  6. Europe: Scientific Revolution and Enlightenment
  7. Revolutions in Religion and Philosophy
  8. Revolutions in Politics and Ideologies
  9. Revolutions in Industry and Economics
  10. Nation Building: Japan, Russia, and China
  11. Faces of Imperialism: Africa, Latin America, India, and the Middle East
  12. Global Systems of Trade and Commerce
  13. Global Systems of Control and Exploitation
  14. Global Wars and Conflicts
  15. Changing Perspectives of Class and Gender
  16. Challenges and Promise of Globalization

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

  1. explain the relationship of events, people, and developments in World History from the early modern era through the present.
  2. make use of historical thinking by evaluating the relevance of World 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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