This is the second course in a year-long study of western civilizations from the birth of civilization through the First World War. The main instructional goal is to have students demonstrate an understanding of the diverse societies and culture of the western world. It's important that students recognize that western civilization includes many diverse cultures and has interacted with many other diverse cultures throughout its development. In addition, students will analyze the distinctive characteristics of western civilizations, identify the achievements and limitations of western civilizations, and develop an awareness of how contemporary problems were caused by past forces. As students achieve these goals, they will develop skills in communication and critical thinking. This course covers the period from the Reformation through the First World War. Group 1 course.
Recommended Prerequisites or Skills Competencies
Placement into ENG 111
General Education Outcomes supported by this course
Communications - Direct, Critical Thinking - Direct
Other college designations supported by this course
Degree Req:Cultural Persp/Div, Infused: Writing Intensive
Course Learning Outcomes Knowledge:
- Identify critical historical developments.
- Explain the significance of critical historical developments.
- Evaluate critical historical developments.
Caring - Civic Learning:
- Analyze the impact of historical developments on contemporary society.
Learning How to Learn:
- Apply course concepts to their roles as modern citizens.
- Reflect on their engagement in the learning process.
- Interpret historical information from a variety of sources.