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HIST 101 History of Western Civilization II

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Course Description

This course explores the history of Western Civilization from the late Medieval Era to the creation of contemporary Europe. The focus is on examining and analyzing the social, political, economic, and cultural trajectories of European societies from the 1400s to the post WWII world. Topics include: the late Medieval Era, the Renaissance, the Protestant Reformation, the Scientific Revolution, the Age of Exploration and Conquest, absolutism, constitutionalism, the Enlightenment, the French Revolution, the Age of Revolution in general, the Industrial Revolution, imperialism, World War I, the Russian Revolution, World War II, and post-war Europe. Intellectual history, art history, gender history, and class history will be integrated during each time period.

Units: 3
Degree Credit
Grade Option (Letter Grade or Pass/No Pass)
  • Lecture hours/semester: 48-54
  • Homework hours/semester: 96-108
Prerequisites: None
Corequisites: None
AA/AS Degree Requirements:Area C2; DSI
Transfer Credit: CSU (CSU GE Area C2; DSI), UC (IGETC Area 3B; Area 4)
C-ID: HIST 180