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HIS 1112 Western Civilization II

Major trends in the development of Western culture, emphasizing political, economic, social and cultural achievements from the seventeenth century to the present.

Division: Liberal Arts, Communication and Social Sciences
Department: History
Repeatable Credit: No
Offered Online: Yes

Prereqs: NONE  


  • Articulate historical arguments in a variety of forms of communication.
  • Analyze and articulate diverse historical interpretations. Demonstrate knowledge of evolving historical interpretations of major eras and topics.
  • Explain the causes, effects and relevance of specific historical events and/or periods within the broader historical context. Develop an understanding of the political, economic, social, and cultural achievements of Western Culture in the 17th to 21st centuries.
  • Demonstrate understanding and application of basic historical concepts, and methodologies, major concepts in the social sciences and humanities that have influenced historical thinking.and historical background to the understanding of contemporary social, political, and economic issues and trends.
  • Apply critical thinking to analyze primary and secondary sources (i.e. historical analysis of text) Read and demonstrate understanding of scholarly historical monographs, biographies, and syntheses. Critically analyze primary source documents and use them to construct well-organized, well-argued historical accounts.

Credit Hours: 3

Classroom Hours: 3