HIST 1061 - World History II
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.
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.
- Early Modern Era
- The Near East
- South Asia and East Asia
- The Americas and Oceana
- The Atlantic World; Africa and the Slave Trade
- Europe: Scientific Revolution and Enlightenment
- Revolutions in Religion and Philosophy
- Revolutions in Politics and Ideologies
- Revolutions in Industry and Economics
- Nation Building: Japan, Russia, and China
- Faces of Imperialism: Africa, Latin America, India, and the Middle East
- Global Systems of Trade and Commerce
- Global Systems of Control and Exploitation
- Global Wars and Conflicts
- Changing Perspectives of Class and Gender
- Challenges and Promise of Globalization
At the end of this course students will be able to:
- explain the relationship of events, people, and developments in World History from the early modern era through the present.
- make use of historical thinking by evaluating the relevance of World History to the modern world and to their own lives.
- analyze diverse historical materials, distinguishing primary from secondary sources.
- demonstrate effective use of historical evidence and methods.
- 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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