SRJC Course Outlines

7/15/2024 1:57:30 AMHIST 1.2 Course Outline as of Fall 2025

Changed Course

Discipline and Nbr:  HIST 1.2Title:  WORLD HIST SINCE 1500 CE  
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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In this course, students will explore the history of global connections, with a particular emphasis on the inter-relationships of the peoples of Asia, Africa, Europe, and the Americas from 1500 C.E. to the 21st Century.


Recommended Preparation:
Eligibility for ENGL 1A or equivalent

Limits on Enrollment:

Schedule of Classes Information
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In this course, students will explore the history of global connections, with a particular emphasis on the inter-relationships of the peoples of Asia, Africa, Europe, and the Americas from 1500 C.E. to the 21st Century.
(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


Student Learning Outcomes:
At the conclusion of this course, the student should be able to:
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1. Analyze the political, economic, cultural, and social developments in world history from 1500 C.E. to the present.
2. Evaluate the causes and effects of historical events.
3. Critically analyze primary and secondary sources as historical evidence.

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At the conclusion of this course, the student should 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. Analyze broad patterns of change on both inter-regional scales and within complex societies.
4. Demonstrate critical, independent thinking through analysis of historical events and concepts using a variety of primary and secondary sources.
5. Demonstrate an understanding of civilization through multiple analytical categories such as race, class, gender, and ethnicity.
6. Explain ways in which the world's physical and natural environment has affected and been affected by developments in human history.
7. Identify major discoveries, inventions, and scientific achievements, and explain their historical significance.
8. Compare ideals, practices, and historical developments of major belief systems and philosophical systems.

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, Industrialization, 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. The 20th Century
    A. Unrest in Africa, Asia, and Latin America
    B. Nationalism and Political Identity in Asia, Africa, and Latin America
    C. Women's Suffrage
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 the Cold War
    A. World War II
    B. The Cold War and a mult-polar world
XI. Decolonization of States and Individuals
    A. End of colonialism
    B. Globalization and the world community
    C. Women's Rights
    D. Civil Rights
    E. The continuing struggles for justice and equality

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1. Weekly reading assignments of 35-70 pages per week. These readings will include both primary and secondary sources.
2. Analytical Writing assignments (1500-3500 words total) to include at least one of the assignments listed below. An analytical component of primary and secondary sources may be part of these assignments.
     A. Critical and historical interpretation essays of primary and secondary sources
    B. Reaction/response papers
    C. Analytical essays
    D. Research papers or assignments utilizing primary resources
3. Six to ten quizzes and/or group assignments
4. One to two midterm(s) and a final examination, these examinations will include essays.
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 Writing assignments
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, midterm(s), final
Other: Includes any assessment tools that do not logically fit into the above categories.Other Category
5 - 10%
Group assignments, presentations and participation

Representative Textbooks and Materials:
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Sources of World Societies, Vol. 2. 12th ed. Wiesner-Hanks, Merry et al. Bedford St. Martins. 2021.
The World Transformed: Modern Civilization since 1648. Carter, Charles and Morris, Terry. Cognella. 2022.
World History, Vol. 2. 10th ed. Duiker, William and Spielvogel, Jackson. Cengage. 2024.
The World: A History, Vol. 2. 4th ed. Armesto, Felipe Fernandez. Pearson Education. 2021.
World Civilizations: The Global Experience, Vol 2. 8th ed. Stearns, Peter et al. Pearson Education 2021.
Hind Swaraj (Indian Home Rule).  Gandhi, Mohandas.  CreateSpace Independent Publisher. 2009. (classic).
Slavery, Freedom, and the Law in the Atlantic World: A Brief History with Documents. Peabody, Sue and Grinberg, Keila. Bedford. 2007. (classic).
The Devastation of the Indies: A Brief Account. de las Casas, Bartolome and translated by Briffault, Herma. John Hopkins University Press. 1992. (classic).
Sources of Indian Tradition. 2nd ed. Embree, Ainslie. Columbia University Press. 1988. (classic).

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