2020-2021 Catalog 
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HIS 205 - World History

Description: The history of world trade, world empires, and transcontinental migrations from the eighteenth through the twentieth centuries. Examination of the forces of change including industrial, communication and transportation revolutions. The rise of nationalism, militarization and economic globalization.

Prerequisites: ENG 101  or ENG 103 . Reading Proficiency.

Credits: 3
Lecture: 3
Course Content:
  1. Global exchanges: biological, cultural and intellectual
  2. Maritime revolutions and international trade
  3. Urbanization
  4. Industrialization and labor
  5. Political and technological revolutions
  6. Nationalism
  7. Imperialism
  8. Racialist thought
  9. World Wars
  10. Cold War
  11. Ethnic conflicts, wars and genocide
  12. Decolonization
  13. Globalization
  14. Environmental change
  15. Culture, ethnicity/race, class and/or gender
  16. Theories, methods and historiography

Learning Outcomes:
  1. Evaluate historical events through different historical methods, theories and interpretations. (1-16) 
  2. Define and utilize relevant terminology.(1-16)
  3. Contrast common memory to historical evidence. (1-16) 
  4. Locate, retrieve and analyze primary and secondary historical sources. 
  5. Evaluate the reliability and objectivity of various forms of historical evidence. (1-16) 
  6. Evaluate and analyze historical issues within cultural and temporal context.(1-16) 
  7. Formulate questions, make inferences, form generalizations and draw conclusions from historical research. (1-16)
  8. Create, organize and support a thesis in written and/or oral form.
  9. Employ accurate and required citation format. 
  10. Evaluate the issues of culture, ethnicity/race and/or gender, class and cultural diversity in the context of World History. 
  11. Interpret events and actions within appropriate temporal and cultural contexts. 
  12. Define the cultural, political, religious, scientific/technological, and economic structures that contributed to the development of World Societies. (1-16)
  13. Define and articulate the pivotal events in world history within their historical context and interpret their contributions towards change and continuity (or cause and effect) of the historical period. (1-16) 
  14. Investigate and analyze forced or voluntary servitude and/or migration. (1-16)

Required Assessment:
  1. Engage in active, informed and scholarly discussion.
  2. Identify, locate and analyze primary source materials germane to historical study.
  3. Conduct scholarly research using a research library.
  4. Employ thoughtful and precise writing (a minimum of 2500 words), critical reasoning, and analytical discourse through assigned writing tasks, essay examinations, journals, and research papers.