Master Course Outline
HIST& 127
World Civilization II


Credits: 5
Clock Hours per Quarter: 50

Lecture Hours:50


Description
Introduction to world history from a global perspective, spanning the 5th-century Byzantine Empire to Europe's late 18th century "Age of Revolution." HIST& 127 specifically tracks the evolution of global societies into nations, a critical step in the formation of the political character of the modern world. Recommended: READ 088.

Intended Learning Outcomes
  • Identify important people, developments, and ideas that have shaped world events since the early modern era of world history.
  • Critically examine change over time, specifically identifying the consequences of those changes in the diversity of people and societies that emerged throughout the modern world.
  • Identify and articulate parallels between challenges of the early modern world and the issues of today in order to provide a better basis for personal responsibility, critical analysis, and empathy for other members of contemporary society.
  • Model a global perspective by recognizing how historical forces have created distinct peoples and societies throughout the world.
  • Analyze, synthesize, and present information and knowledge pertaining to the early modern world.
  • Demonstrate communication skills, both written and oral, by employing primary evidence in support of carefully formed conclusions regarding the historical record of the early modern era.
  • Identify the interconnected nature of early modern world civilizations that have combined to form the basis of the modern world.

  • Course Topics
  • The rise of universal religions
  • New empires and common cultures
  • The "world" takes shape
  • Crisis and recovery in Afro-Eurasia
  • Contact and colonization
  • The shrinking world
  • Intellectual and political revolutions

  • Syllabi Listing See ALL Quarters
    Course
    Year Quarter
    Item
    Instructor  
    HIST& 127
    Winter 2017
    5427
    John Van Slyke
    HIST& 127
    Winter 2017
    7622
    John Van Slyke
    HIST& 127
    Winter 2016
    8016
    Gary Benefiel
    HIST& 127
    Winter 2016
    5427
    John Van Slyke
    HIST& 127
    Winter 2016
    7622
    John Van Slyke


    Two Year Projected Schedule

    Year One* Year Two**
    Fall
    Winter
    Spring
    Summer
    Mini 
    Fall
    Winter
    Spring
    Summer
    Mini
    X
    X
     
     
     
    X
    X
     
     
     

    *If fall quarter starts on an odd year (2003, 2005, etc.), it's Year One.
    **
    If fall quarter starts on an even year (2002, 2004, etc.), it's Year Two.