1. Recognize and relate to each other the four basic components of
history - the political, economic, social, and cultural;
2. Integrate lecture, text, and audio-visual materials into a
coherent base for the study of history;
3. Identify recurrent patterns in history and observe their occurrence
in later periods and in the contemporary world;
4. Apply historical knowledge and reasoning to in-class discussions of
important and controversial problems in the past;
5. Compare and contrast differing opinions on historical developments
and distinguish disciplined historical thinking from fable and
6. Locate on maps the geographical centers of historical development;
7. Appreciate the interrelatedness of the politcal, economic, social
and cultural aspects of history;
8. Examine the contributions of women and other under-represented
groups in the shaping of civilization;
9. Evaluate the importance of interaction between Western and non-
Western peoples, and judge the effect of such interaction;
10. Demonstrate critical, independent thinking and analytical skills in
a variety of written examinations;
11. Value the contributions of the past and assess their continuing
influence on the present.
1. Centers of Civilization Before 1500.
2. Emerging Global Interrelations.
3. Asia in the Early Modern Era.
4. The West in the Eighteenth Century.
5. The Modernization of the Western World.
6. Nationalist Reactions and Mounting Global Tensions.
7. WWII, the Cold War, and Twentieth-Century Science and Culture.
8. The Late Twentieth Century: Multi-Polarity and the Global Village.
Upshur, et al., WORLD HISTORY, Vol. 2, 3rd ed., Harper Collins,2000.