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HIST 101 History of Western Civilization II

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Minimum Grade for Prerequisites

Unless otherwise indicated, a grade of C or higher is required for all prerequisite courses.

Course Description

Examination of the history of Western Civilization from the late 15th century to the present. Beginning with the Scientific Revolution, this course explores the economic, political, social, scientific, technological, artistic, and religious developments of the Western world. Topics include the Scientific Revolution; the Enlightenment; the "Age of Revolutions" (including the American, Haitian and French Revolutions), industrialization, nationalism, imperialism; modern ideologies; the emergence of totalitarianism; the World Wars, the Cold War, the Korean War, the Vietnam War; and other cultural, economic, intellectual, and political developments. These topics will be explored through the analytical lenses of race, class, gender, and ethnicity.

Units: 3
Degree Credit
Letter Grade Only
  • Lecture hours/semester: 48-54
  • Homework hours/semester: 96-108
Prerequisites: None
Corequisites: None
AA/AS Degree Requirements: Area E5b, E5c
Transfer Credit: CSU (CSU GE Area C2 or D), UC (IGETC Area 3B or 4)
C-ID: HIST 180