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HIS 104 World History II (3 credits)

Course Description

HIS 104 World History II is a survey of the early modern and modern world (AD 1500 to the present), with attention given to international economic, political, and cultural contact, and its consequences for peoples and cultures. Thus our attention will be on the dynamic interactions of Europe, Asia, Africa, and Latin America. We will consider how Europe became the center of global power during the early modern and modern eras, which was not by any means inevitable but has made an indelible impression on the world of today.

Learning Results

Upon successful completion of the course, the student will be able to:
• Explain the importance of primary sources, textual and visual, in interpreting historical events.
• Discuss the role that economics has played in shaping world history
• Identify two theories about the impact of globalization.
• Trace the rise of Europe as a hegemonic power from the sixteenth to the nineteenth century.
• Describe how non-western cultures resisted and transformed European systems of power.
• Identify three key events that shaped world civilizations since 1650.
• Integrate faith and learning through critical analysis of your own insights into contemporary global relations.


Learning Documentation

This course consists of 13 assignments and 2 exams.

Learning Evaluation

Assignments range in worth from 25 to 125 points each, and the exams are 100 and 150 points apiece for a total of 1,000 points possible.

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