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HIS-1020 Western Civilization II

This course is the second semester of a two-semester survey of the history of Western societies, institutions, and ideas, and the impact they have had on global culture over time. Starting with the Industrial Revolution it traces the major developments in Western civilization from emergence of an industrial society to modern times. This course offers a broad overview of events that played an important role in shaping western thought, culture, and tradition as we know them today. The course synthesizes various approaches to the telling of history by focusing on political as well as social events. Integrating such diverse disciplines as religion, government, and economics, it aims to provide a foundation of knowledge that will allow students to better understand the origins of social, political, and religious institutions of the present day.

Study Methods:

Guided Study (HIS-1020-GS):
May 2024,  Sep 2024,  Oct 2024,  Mar 2025
Online Courses (HIS-1020-OL):
May 2024,  Sep 2024,  Oct 2024,  Mar 2025

Credits: 3

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