Mar 20, 2023  
2021-2022 Catalog 
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HIST& 128 - World Civilizations III

Credits: 5
Introduces world history in the 19th and 20th centuries. Themes include industrialization, cultural revolutions, political modernization, colonialism and decolonization, world wars, Cold War, globalization, terrorism, and other contemporary problems. Previously HIST 103.

Enrollment Requirement: Eligible for ENGL 99  or instructor consent.

Satisfies Requirement: Social Science and Diversity

Course Outcomes:
Students who successfully complete this class will be able to:

  1. Describe, analyze, and compare revolutions of modernization, basic political ideologies of liberalism, socialism, communism, conservatism, and fascism.
  2. Describe and evaluate social change in relation to industry and technology.
  3. Compare and contrast patterns of imperialism, decolonization, and nationalism.
  4. Describe, analyze, and interpret the causes and consequences of World Wars.
  5. Describe, analyze, and assess global politics and economics of development; multi-culturalism vs mass culture; and global urbanization and environmental concerns. 

Program Outcomes
  1. Distinguish between opinions, facts, and evidence-based interpretations.

College-wide Outcomes
  • Critical Thinking -Critical thinking finds expression in all disciplines and everyday life. It is characterized by an ability to reflect upon thinking patterns, including the role of emotions on thoughts, and to rigorously assess the quality of thought through its work products. Critical thinkers routinely evaluate thinking processes and alter them, as necessary, to facilitate an improvement in their thinking and potentially foster certain dispositions or intellectual traits over time.
  • Written Communication - Written Communication encompasses all the abilities necessary for effective expression of thoughts, feelings, and ideas in written form.

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