HIST& 118: Western Civilization III

Class Program
Social Science
Credits 5 Lecture Hours 55
This course stresses the international transition from European dominance to the rise of superpowers and third world nations. World Wars, depression, Democracy, Nazism, Communism, and the European Community are major themes. (1800 -1990).
Quarters Offered
Course Outcomes

Upon successful completion of the course, students should be able to demonstrate the following knowledge or skills:

  1. Discuss Napoleon’s rise and fall, and accomplishments
  2. Discuss the Congress of Vienna (1815) and the growth of modern nationalism
  3. List and describe the English social reforms of the 19th century
  4. Describe the revolutions of 1848 and explain why some nations escaped them
  5. Define the significant terms used in telling the story of western civilization from 1800 to present
  6. Define the differences between socialism, national socialism, and communism
  7. Discuss the causes, course of, and outcomes of both world wars
  8. Discuss the imperialism of Italy, England, France, and Germany during the 19th century
  9. Discuss the Russian Revolution and the subsequent Communist regimes to 1990
  10. Identify the countries of the Common Market, NATO, and the Warsaw Pact
  11. Describe the European industrial revolution
  12. Discuss the rise of the middle class and democracy
  13. Discuss the course of the Cold War in Europe
  14. Discuss the reasons for and results of the collapse of the communist governments in eastern Europe
Institutional Outcomes
IO1 Communication: Students will be able to communicate clearly and effectively.
Course Content Outline
  1. Napoleon’s Rise & Fall
  2. Congress of Vienna
  3. Industrialization & Reform
  4. Growth of Socialism
  5. Nation States in 1848
  6. English Governmental Reforms
  7. Society & Politics Leading to World War One
  8. World War One
  9. Russian Revolution
  10. Modernism in Europe
  11. Political Experiments in the 1920s
  12. Leninist Russia
  13. Depression of the 1930s
  14. Totalitarianism and World War II
  15. Cold War Europe
  16. The Iron Curtain Falls
  17. European Union
Department Guidelines

PO4 should be assessed: Students will be able to recognize or articulate personal/interpersonal aspects of, or connections between, diverse cultural, social, or political contexts.

PO5 should be assessed: Students will be able to solve problems by gathering, interpreting, combining and/or applying information from multiple sources.