Delaware County Community College, Serving Delaware and Chester Counties

HIS 160 - World Civilizations II

Course Description

An introductory history of the development of the world's major civilizations since 1500. The course emphasizes the role of economic, social, and political change throughout modern world history. Students will gain a greater appreciation for the interaction and interdependence of nations and cultures within the modern world.

Upon successful completion of the course, students should be able to:

Think critically and analytically the development and nature of separate world cultures created over several centuries.
Understand the creation of a global community from 1500 through the twentieth century.
Explain how societies devised different responses to globalization.
Understand the creation of the contemporary world through analysis of the major historical themes from 1500 through the twentieth century.
Comprehend the ethnic, racial, religious, gender, and socio-economic diversity of global societies since 1500.
Utilize information literacy and a variety of source material to examine modern world history.

College Academic Learning Goals Designations: Critical Reasoning (CR), Diversity and Social Justice (DJ) and Global Understanding (GU)

Credit Hours: 3
Lecture Hours: 3

Course Prerequisites: (ENG 050, REA 050) or REA 075 or test scores or Coreq.ENG 099