SRJC Course Outlines

7/18/2024 7:24:24 PMHIST 1.2 Course Outline as of Fall 2016

Changed Course

Discipline and Nbr:  HIST 1.2Title:  WORLD HIST SINCE 1500  
Full Title:  World History Since 1500 C.E.
Last Reviewed:5/13/2024

UnitsCourse Hours per Week Nbr of WeeksCourse Hours Total
Maximum3.00Lecture Scheduled3.0017.5 max.Lecture Scheduled52.50
Minimum3.00Lab Scheduled06 min.Lab Scheduled0
 Contact DHR0 Contact DHR0
 Contact Total3.00 Contact Total52.50
 Non-contact DHR0 Non-contact DHR Total0

 Total Out of Class Hours:  105.00Total Student Learning Hours: 157.50 

Title 5 Category:  AA Degree Applicable
Grading:  Grade or P/NP
Repeatability:  00 - Two Repeats if Grade was D, F, NC, or NP
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Catalog Description:
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The history and development of world civilizations and the interrelationships of peoples from Europe, Asia, Africa and the Americas since 1500 C.E.


Recommended Preparation:
Eligibility for ENGL 1A or equivalent

Limits on Enrollment:

Schedule of Classes Information
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The history and development of world civilizations and the interrelationships of peoples from Europe, Asia, Africa and the Americas since 1500 C.E.
(Grade or P/NP)

Recommended:Eligibility for ENGL 1A or equivalent
Limits on Enrollment:
Transfer Credit:CSU;UC.
Repeatability:00 - Two Repeats if Grade was D, F, NC, or NP


Associate Degree:Effective:Spring 1992
CSU GE:Transfer Area Effective:Inactive:
 C2HumanitiesFall 1993
IGETC:Transfer Area Effective:Inactive:
 3BHumanitiesFall 1994
CSU Transfer:TransferableEffective:Spring 1992Inactive:
UC Transfer:TransferableEffective:Spring 1992Inactive:

Certificate/Major Applicable: Major Applicable Course


Outcomes and Objectives:
At the conclusion of this course, the student should be able to:
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Upon completion of this course, students will be able to:
1.  Locate on maps the geographical centers of historical development
      since 1500 C.E.
2.  Identify and analyze the connections and contributions made by world
      civilizations and their continuing influence on global history.
3.  Compare and contrast differing opinions on critical historical developments,
      and distinguish disciplined historical thinking from fable and antiquarianism.
4.  Demonstrate critical, independent thinking through analysis of historical
      events and concepts using a variety of primary and secondary sources.

Topics and Scope
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I.  Centers of Civilization in 1500 C.E.
     A. East Asia
     B. Mughal India
     C. The Ottoman Empire
     D. Sub-Saharan Africa
     E. Europe
     F. The Americas
II.  Emerging Global Interrelations
     A. Contact, commerce, and colonization
     B. European exploration and expansion
     C. Asian markets and prosperity
III.  Atlantic World
     A. Europe
     B. West Africa
     C. The Americas
IV.  Empires and Struggles for Power in Asia
     A. Islamic empires in the Middle East
     B. Qing Dynasty in China
     C. Korea and Tokugawa Japan
V.  Age of Rebellions and Independence, 1750-1850
     A. Europe and North America
     B. Ottoman Empire
     C. Independence in the Americas
     D. Religious movements and rebellion in Africa and Asia
VI.  Reactions to Change
     A. Political and social demands
     B. Nationalism
     C. Restoration of traditional order
VII.  Nations and Empires in the 19th Century
     A. Consolidation of states in Europe
     B. Nation building in the Americas and Asia
     C. Age of imperialism
     D. Native resistance and accommodation
VIII.  Upheaval and the 20th Century
     A. Unrest in Africa and China
     B. Indian nationalism
IX. The Great War and Visions of Modernity
     A. World War I
     B. Mass culture and consumption
     C. Ideologies under pressure
     D. Fascism and dictatorships
X. World War II and Globalization
     A. World War II
     B. The Cold War
     C. End of colonialism
     D. The world community

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1.  Weekly reading assignments of 35-70 pages per week. These readings will include both primary and secondary sources.
2.  1,500-3,000 words of out-of-class writing. These assignments may be short reaction papers, analytical essays, or research papers. An analytical component of primary and secondary sources may be part of these assignments.
3.  Six to ten quizzes and/or group assignments.
4.  One to two midterms and a final examination, these examinations will include essays.
      For face-to- face classes, essays will be roughly 500-1,000 words each.
5.  Regular attendance and extensive note taking in class is expected and assumed.
6.  Participation in discussion as directed by instructor.
7.  Other assignments may include group presentations.

Methods of Evaluation/Basis of Grade.
Writing: Assessment tools that demonstrate writing skill and/or require students to select, organize and explain ideas in writing.Writing
30 - 50%
Analytical, expository essays, reviews, research papers including primary and secondary sources
Problem solving: Assessment tools, other than exams, that demonstrate competence in computational or non-computational problem solving skills.Problem Solving
0 - 0%
Skill Demonstrations: All skill-based and physical demonstrations used for assessment purposes including skill performance exams.Skill Demonstrations
0 - 0%
Exams: All forms of formal testing, other than skill performance exams.Exams
40 - 65%
Quizzes, midterms, final
Other: Includes any assessment tools that do not logically fit into the above categories.Other Category
0 - 10%
Group assignments and presentations

Representative Textbooks and Materials:
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Representative Texbooks and Primary Sources
The Devastation of the Indies: A Brief Account.  de las Casas, Bartolome and translated by Briffault, Herma.  Baltimore: 1992 (classic)
Hind Swaraj (Indian Home Rule).  Gandhi, Mohandas K.  Ahmedabad, India: 1938 (classic)
Slavery, Freedom, and the Law in the Atlantic World: A Brief History with Documents. Edited by Sue Peabody and Keila Grinberg. Bedford: 2007 (Classic)
Sources of Indian Tradition. Embree, Ainslie T. ed.  New York: 1988 (classic)
Sources of World Societies (2nd), vol. 2. Ward, Walter and Gainty, Denis, eds . Bedford St. Martins: 2012
Worlds of History: A Comparative Reader (5th), vol. 2. Reilly, Kevin. Macmillan Learning: 2013
Connections: A World History (3rd), vol. 2. Judge, Edward H, et al. Pearson Education: 2015
The World's History (4th), vol. 2. Spodek, Howard. Pearson Education: 2011
Worlds Together, Worlds Apart (4th), vol. 2. Tignor, Robert, et al. Norton & Co: 2014.

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