HST 112 : The West and the World II

This course is a comparative study of societies and cultures from the Renaissance to the present. It emphasizes the interaction between the West and the world in order to understand the current world. Prerequisite: A passing score on the college's writing and reading placement tests or, C or better or concurrent enrollment ENG 091 or ENG 092. Three lecture class hours per week. Gen. Ed. Competencies Met: Critical Thinking, Ethical Dimensions, Global and Historic Awareness and Multicultural and Social Perspectives.
Students who successfully complete this course will: 1. Analyze a variety of primary and secondary historical sources and their varying perspectives. 2. Assess the origins, development and impact of revolution including the resulting political, economic, intellectual, and cultural changes. 3. Assess the origins, interrelationships, development and impact of nationalism, industrialization, imperialism and globalization. 4. Compare and contrast the differences between traditional and modern societies. 5. Explain the evolution and connections of world events on diverse human societies from the Renaissance to the present. 6. Analyze different political systems, including democracies and authoritarian governments around the world.