2022-2023 College Catalog 
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2022-2023 College Catalog [Consult with Your Academic Advisor for Your Catalog Year]

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HIST 2263 - World Civilization Since 1500*

3 Credits
This course will survey the development of significant civilizations from approximately the end of the 16th century to the modern age with emphasis placed on colonization and imperialism and the resulting consequences on the interconnectivity of the world’s cultures. The effects of industrialization and globalization on the social, political, intellectual, artistic, and economic aspects of the world’s cultures, including the diversification of markets and the creation of class consciousness within labor systems, will be studied. The increasing hemispheric divide and the changing nature of warfare will be examined to encourage students to develop a better understanding of global peoples and societies that have shaped our world.

Course Level Objectives
Upon successful completion of this course, the student will be able to:

1. Use critical thinking skills in evaluating claims about the past, including the differentiation between primary and secondary sources, and how historical perspectives and interpretations vary amongst different groups and cultures. (GEO 2., 3)
2. Identify the patterns of contact and conflict between Western Europe and peoples in Africa, Asia, the Americas, and the Middle East. (GEO 3)
3. Analyze the development of modern political ideologies including nationalism, Communism, and democracy, and how these ideologies have fomented global conflict. (GEO 2, 3, 4)
4. Identify shifting notions of class, gender, and equality that have accompanied modern liberal political systems. (GEO 3)
5. Describe the social and cultural changes brought by modern economic systems such as capitalism and socialism that differentiate the modern world from the pre-modern world. (GEO 1, 3)
6. Recognize how “modernization” processes-whether industrial, intellectual, or technical, have presented challenge to traditional social norms and cultural practice in both Western and non-Western societies. (GEO 3, 4)
7. Analyze the rise of Western imperialism and colonization and how these policies shaped and reshaped native institutions in non-European societies; as well as the variety of indigenous responses to Western economic, political, and cultural hegemony. (GEO 2, 3, 4)

ACTS Equivalent Course Number: HIST 1123

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