HIS 140 - Western Civilization II

Course Description

Continues the evaluation of the history of the West from the Renaissance-Reformation period to the present. It encompasses the underlying political, social, intellectual, cultural and economic elements that have influenced the West. Areas of investigation include exploration and commerce, religion-political post-Reformation wars, age of Baroque, age of reason, revolutionary era, age of Metternich, European imperialism, World Wars and the Cold War. Upon successful completion of this course, students should be able to: Evaluate the effects of the enlightenment on the evolution of Western culture. Explain the impact of the 17th- and 18th-century revolutionary movements on the sociopolitical development of Western Europe. Analyze the principal ideologies that were born in 19th-century Europe. Describe the effects of the Industrial Revolution on the development of Western culture. Detail the development of national states in France, England, Germany and Italy. Analyze the causes and effects of the principal 20th-century wars.

Credit Hours: 3
Lecture Hours: 3