World Civilization from 1500

World Civilization from 1500
World civilization from Renaissance to present; explores fundamental questions in the human experience, examines formative events in history, and seeks to teach value of important texts.
 Hours3.0 Credit, 3.0 Lecture, 0.0 Lab
 TaughtFall, Winter, Spring, Summer
 OfferedHonors also.
 ProgramsContaining HIST 202
Course Outcomes

Historical Comparisons

Be able to identify major societies of the post-1500 C.E. era and make historical comparisons between them, in regard to political systems, trade and economics, social structures, religious beliefs, and gender roles.

Historical and Geographical Knowledge

Demonstrate a basic geographical knowledge of the world, and more importantly, develop the ability to discuss how geographical and environmental realities, as well as cross-regional interactions, have impacted historical development.

Critical Analysis

Be able to analyze historical questions and issues clearly, assess historical information accurately, and distinguish between questionable and valid historical assertions.

Cultural Works and Values

Gain an appreciation of influential cultural works produced in a variety of modern societies and through them come to a clearer understanding of the fundamental values held by past peoples-including, how they understood the natural world, what it meant to be human, and their relationship with the divine.

Analytical Reading

Be able to read, analyze, and discuss both primary and secondary source documents dealing with world history (post-1500 C.E.).

Analytical Writing

Improve the clarity and grace of analytical writing.

Lifelong Learning

Recognize and be able to apply the tools necessary for a lifelong appreciation of the study of world history