Western Civilization II

  • Final
  • History
  • Western Civilization II
  • 3.0
  • Survey of the development of western culture and civilization from absolutism to the present.

  • 180
  • None

    1. Absolutism
    2. The Scientific Revolution
    3. Enlightenment Era
    4. The French Revolution and Napoleonic Era
    5. Industrial Revolution
    6. Reaction, Revolution and Romanticism
    7. Nationalism and European Imperialism
    8. World War I and the Russian Revolution
    9. Interwar crises
    10. World War II
    11. Cold War and the Fall of Communism
    12. Globalization and Contemporary Institutions

  • At the conclusion of this course, the student should be able to:

    1. Demonstrate the ability to interpret primary and secondary sources and to compose an argument which uses them, as appropriate, for support.
    2. Analyze the concept of the West.
    3. Demonstrate an understanding of Western Civilization through multiple analytical categories such as race, class, gender and ethnicity.
    4. Analyze the development and impact of political ideological trends in the western world.
    5. Analyze the social and economic organization in the western world and explain their historical significance.
    6. Explain the historical significance of major discoveries, inventions, and scientific achievements.
    7. Explain the historical significance of cultural developments such as art, music, architecture, literature and religion.
    8. Analyze the relevancy of history in today’s world.

  • Will include:

    1. Written essays and/or research projects.
    2. Essay exams.

    Can also include:

    1. Classroom discussions that include primary and secondary sources.
    2. Objective exams.
    3. Classroom projects and presentations.

  • Beatty, Heritage of Western Civilization
    Coffin, Western Civilizations
    Hause, Western Civilization
    Hunt, The Making of the West
    Kagan, Western Heritage
    Kidner, Making Europe
    Krishlansky, Civilization in the West
    Noble, Western Civilization
    Osborne, Civilization
    Perry, Western Civilization
    Sherman, Western Civilization
    Spielvogel, Western Civilization

  • March 29, 2011