HIST102N: Western Civilization From 1600 to the Present

Class Program
Class Hours 3 Lab Hours 0 Credits 3

This course provides an overview of European history from early modern times to the present. A wide variety of topics will be explored including the Scientific Revolution, the Enlightenment, the French Revolution and Napoleon, industrialization, the impact of ideas such as nationalism and socialism, imperialism, the Russian Revolution, the World Wars, the Cold War, and recent trends. Special emphasis will be placed on identifying the ideas, people, and events that have helped to shape the modern world. In addition, this course will introduce students to a variety of essential skills such as discerning frame of reference in primary and secondary sources, hypothesis formation using the historical method of inquiry, writing persuasive essays, and documenting sources. This course fulfills a General Education Core Requirement History/Political Science