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HIST 132 Modern World History

This course examines the history of the human experience from the late Middle Ages to the present. Students will identify and analyze major events, concepts, and themes from the Western and non-Western traditions. Through an analysis of primary and secondary sources, students will evaluate events and trends that have shaped the modern world, including the Renaissance and Reformation, the Age of Exploration, Scientific Revolution, and Enlightenment. Students will gain an understanding of developments within the Muslim Empires, East Asia, Latin America, and Africa, and the global significance of these changes. Students will analyze the global impact of the Industrial Revolution, nationalism, imperialism, two world wars, and twentieth century independence movements.

Credits

3

Prerequisite

Eligible to enroll in ENGL 121

Hours Weekly

3

Course Objectives

  1. Describe an issue in modern world history and its legacy from a global perspective.
  2. Discuss how human experience in modern world history is shaped by global forces.
  3. Analyze the interconnectedness of global events in the context of modern world history.
  4. Analyze and evaluate the ways in which modern world history informs the political, cultural, and/or social issues of human civilization.
  5. Compose an effective narrative that describes and analyzes modern world history in response to an analytical question.

Course Objectives

  1. Describe an issue in modern world history and its legacy from a global perspective.

    Learning Activity Artifact

    • Writing Assignments

    Procedure for Assessing Student Learning

    • Global Competency Rubric

    Global Competency

    • GC1
  2. Discuss how human experience in modern world history is shaped by global forces.

    Learning Activity Artifact

    • Writing Assignments

    Procedure for Assessing Student Learning

    • Global Competency Rubric

    Global Competency

    • GC2
  3. Analyze the interconnectedness of global events in the context of modern world history.

    Learning Activity Artifact

    • Writing Assignments

    Procedure for Assessing Student Learning

    • Global Competency Rubric

    Global Competency

    • GC3
  4. Analyze and evaluate the ways in which modern world history informs the political, cultural, and/or social issues of human civilization.

    This objective is a course Goal Only

    Learning Activity Artifact

    • Writing Assignments

    Procedure for Assessing Student Learning

    • Other (please fill out box below)
    • Discipline designed rubric

    Global Competency

    • GC4
  5. Compose an effective narrative that describes and analyzes modern world history in response to an analytical question.

    This objective is a course Goal Only

    Learning Activity Artifact

    • Writing Assignments

    Procedure for Assessing Student Learning

    • Other (please fill out box below)
    • Discipline designed rubric