HISTORY OF WESTERN CIVILIZATION

COURSE INFORMATION: HISTORY OF WESTERN CIVILIZATION from 1648 to the present

INSTRUCTOR: Sal Diaz

Description

A survey of European history from 1648 C.E. to the present. The course includes the study of the Scientific Revolution, the Enlightenment, the French Revolution and Napoleon, the Industrial Revolution, World War I, Communism and Stalin, Hitler, World War II, the Cold War, and globalism.

Student Learning Outcomes:

Upon completion of this course, students will be able to:

  1. Analyze the political, economic, cultural, and social developments in Western Civilization since 1648 C.E.
  2. Evaluate the causes and effects of historical events.
  3. Critically analyze primary and secondary sources as historical evidence.

Objectives:

Upon completion of this course, students will be able to:

  1. Locate on maps the geographical centers of historical development since 1648 C.E.
  2. Identify and analyze the interrelationships among major world civilizations and their unique contributions to the Western tradition, and assess their continuing influence today.
  3. Compare and contrast differing opinions on critical historical developments, and distinguish disciplined historical thinking from fable and antiquarianism.
  4. Demonstrate critical, independent thinking through analysis of historical events and concepts using a variety of primary and secondary sources.