History 102

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Fall 2018

HIST 102 DLA Online – Europe Since 1500

Instructor: Alisa Stern

Email: [email protected]

COURSE DESCRIPTION: Welcome to History 102! In this course we will learn about the major events and ideas of the Western world from 1500 to the present, including the Reformation, the Scientific Revolution, the Enlightenment, the French Revolution; the Industrial and Agricultural Revolution, Liberalism, Conservatism and Socialism; Nationalism, Imperialism and Colonialism; World Wars I and II; the Cold War and the fall of Communism.

STUDENT LEARNING OUTCOMES:

Students should be able to:

· learn about the major events and ideas of the Western world from 1500 to the present.

· gain an appreciation for the study of history and its relevance to present day society and current issues.

· develop critical thinking, reading and writing skills.

GENERAL EDUCATION HISTORICAL & GLOBAL PERSPECTIVES LEARNING OUTCOMES:

Students should be able to:

a. Describe how knowledge from different cultural perspectives might affect interpretations of prominent problem in politics, society, the arts and/or global relations. b. Evaluate the sources of his or her own perspectives on selected issues in culture, society, politics, the arts or global relations and compare that perspective with other views. c. Identify a significant issue affecting at least two countries or continents d. Justify a position on a public issue and relate this position to alternate views within the community/policy environment.

REQUIRED TEXTS:

Hunt, Lynn. The Making of the West: Peoples and Cultures. Volume II. NY, New York: (Bedford/St. Martin’s), Fifth Edition, 2015. ISBN-13: 978-1-319-06666-6

Lualdi, Katharine J., Sources of The Making of the West, Peoples and Cultures, Volume II: Since 1500 NY, New York (Bedford/ St. Martin’s) Fifth Edition, ISBN 13: ISBN-13: 978-1-319-06666-6