Unless otherwise indicated, a grade of C or higher is required for all prerequisite
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.
Letter Grade Only
Lecture hours/semester: 48-54
Homework hours/semester: 96-108
Recommended: Completion of or concurrent enrollment in ENGL 100 or ENGL 105.
AA/AS Degree Requirements: Area E5b, E5c
Transfer Credit: CSU (CSU GE Area C2 or D), UC (IGETC Area 3B or 4)