Course Summary
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Estimated 24 hours (self-study)
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Credit Recommendation & Competencies
Level Credits (SH) Subject
Lower-Division Baccalaureate 3 History After The Completion Of Both Modules 3 and 4
Lower-Division Baccalaureate 1 History


To provide students with the third of a four part series of an introductory level general cultural, philosophical, and political history Course that studies the civilizations of the world. The goals of the Course are to demonstrate the cultural and philosophical movements that have influenced the Western world from ancient times to the present. The Course will document the high and low points in the history of Western society, the political confrontations and their consequences, the artistic triumphs and the literary accomplishments, and the never-ending struggles to create societies that could provide both order and justice, protection and furfillment. The Course will examine the lives of extraordinary men and women, heroes, villains, and ordinary citizens <\q>-

all those who have contributed to shaping Western society as we know it.

Learning Outcomes:

  • Upon successful completion of this course, the student will be able to demonstrate a knowledge of the economic background of the Reformation and the centralization of Eastern Europe as well as the objections of Protestant reformers to Catholic doctrines
  • Will be familiar with the political, cultural, and philosophical events that occurred throughout England and France in the seventeenth century
  • And will be familiar with the aspects American Revolution and the impact that it had on the revolutionary hopes that existed throughout Europe
  • Will be able to track the conflicts of the Catholics and the Protestants through the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries as the rise in trading cities grew and the works of Kepler, Galileo, and Newton were introduced
  • Will understand the evolution that occurred within warfare, architecture, artwork, and philosophy during the enlightenment as well as the creation of the New World in America
Instruction & Assessment

Instructional Strategies:

  • Audio Visual Materials
Supplemental Materials