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2015-2016 Undergraduate Academic Catalog 
2015-2016 Undergraduate Academic Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

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HU 441 - Global History II–World since 1500

3 lecture hours 0 lab hours 3 credits
Course Description
This course provides an overview of global history from the year 1500 to the present. The major civilizations in Europe, Asia, Africa, and the Americas are examined as are the interactions between these civilizations over the last five centuries. The course aims to analyze the essential characteristics and experiences of the major world regions and to consider those forces that had a worldwide impact. Topics to be considered include European expansion; European domination of the globe; the non-Western world’s reaction against Europe’s hegemony; and the development of liberalism, nationalism, and other Western ideologies and their manifestations. Global History I is not a prerequisite. (prereq: None) 
Course Learning Outcomes
Upon successful completion of this course, the student will be able to:
  • Understand the historical development of Western and non-Western cultures and compare and contrast the problems of both past and present generations
  • See and comprehend the development of today’s institutions, ideas, and patterns of living
  • Understand both the meaning and the responsibilities of being citizens in the world community

Prerequisites by Topic
  • None 

Course Topics
  • European Renaissance (1 class)
  • European Reformation (1 class)
  • European exploration and discovery (1 class)
  • European Scientific Revolution (1 class)
  • European Industrial Revolution (1 class)
  • European political revolutions (3 classes)
  • Imperialism in the non-Western world (3 classes)
  • European intellectual development (2 classes)
  • World War I (2 classes)
  • Middle East during World War I (1 class)
  • World War II (1 class)
  • Nationalist uprisings in the colonial world (1 class)
  • Rise of Communism and Fascism (2 classes)
  • World War II (3 classes)
  • Decolonization of the non-Western world (1 class)
  • The Cold War (1 class)
  • Middle East since World War II (1 class)

Patrick Jung

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