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2022-2023 Undergraduate Catalog 
2022-2023 Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

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HIST 102 - Western Civilization 2

Number of Credits: 3
Western Civilization 2 introduces the major political, economic, and cultural developments in the history of the western world from the late sixteenth-century to the present. It focuses upon the development of political ideologies, the changing shape of violence, and the possible meanings of modernity, with particular emphasis upon the social and intellectual values of the time. Credit by exam available; Advanced Placement Exam (European History) and CLEP (Western Civilization 2: 1648 to present) accepted (Fall, Spring & Summer Only) Three hours lecture each week. Three Credits. Three billable hours.

GENERAL EDUCATION Category: Arts and Humanities

Pre-requisite(s): eligibility for ENGL 101 .
Course Objectives: Upon successful completion of this course, students will be able to:
  1. Summarize and explain the major events in Western Civilization from 1600 to the present, in order to show clear, concise understanding of their various effects on today’s world. (GE1, GE3, GE4, PG1, PG2, PG4)
  2. Communicate orally, by discussing original documents and key issues in Western Civilization from 1600 to the present. (GE1, GE3, PG1, PG2, PG4)
  3. Demonstrate informational literacy i.e. know when there is a need for information, and to be able to identify, locate, evaluate, and effectively use that information for the issue or problem at hand. (GE1, GE3, GE4, GE5, PG1, PG4)
  4. Express themselves in formal writing, by authoring papers such as essays, analyses, book reviews, or bibliographies that offer a clear and supported position on a complex historical subject or event. (GE1, GE3, GE4, GE5, PG1, PG2, PG4, PG5)
  5. Think critically, from analyzing the successes and failures of the past and explaining and predicting how people with values and mindsets different from our own handle similar circumstances. (GE1, GE3, GE4, GE6, GE7, PG1, PG2, PG3, PG4)
  6. Make historical connections by recognizing contemporary behaviors, actions, and policies that demonstrate how people fail to learn lessons from those past successes and failures. (GE1, GE3, GE4, GE7, PG1)
  7. Identify and expand their world perspective by taking into account various, often divergent points of view as well as humanity’s commonalities and differences. (GE7, GE8, PG2, PG3)

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