SRJC Course Outlines

12/8/2019 8:55:50 AMHIST 4.2 Course Outline as of Fall 2020

Changed Course
CATALOG INFORMATION

Discipline and Nbr:  HIST 4.2Title:  WEST CIV FROM 1648 C.E.  
Full Title:  History of Western Civilization from 1648 C.E.
Last Reviewed:10/14/2019

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
Also Listed As: 
Formerly:  HIST 4B

Catalog Description:
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A survey of European history from 1648 C.E. to the present. The course includes the study of the Scientific Revolution, the Enlightenment, the French Revolution and Napoleon, the Industrial Revolution, World War I, Communism, World War II, the Cold War, and globalism.

Prerequisites/Corequisites:


Recommended Preparation:
Eligibility for Engl 1A or equivalent or appropriate placement based on AB705 mandates

Limits on Enrollment:

Schedule of Classes Information
Description: Untitled document
A survey of European history from 1648 C.E. to the present. The course includes the study of the Scientific Revolution, the Enlightenment, the French Revolution and Napoleon, the Industrial Revolution, World War I, Communism, World War II, the Cold War, and globalism.
(Grade or P/NP)

Prerequisites:
Recommended:Eligibility for Engl 1A or equivalent or appropriate placement based on AB705 mandates
Limits on Enrollment:
Transfer Credit:CSU;UC.
Repeatability:00 - Two Repeats if Grade was D, F, NC, or NP

ARTICULATION, MAJOR, and CERTIFICATION INFORMATION

Associate Degree:Effective:Fall 1987
Inactive: 
 Area:E
Humanities
 
CSU GE:Transfer Area Effective:Inactive:
 C2HumanitiesFall 1987
 DSocial ScienceFall 1981Fall 1987
 D6History  
 
IGETC:Transfer Area Effective:Inactive:
 3BHumanitiesFall 1981
 
CSU Transfer:TransferableEffective:Fall 1981Inactive:
 
UC Transfer:TransferableEffective:Fall 1981Inactive:
 
C-ID:
 CID Descriptor: HIST 180 Western Civilization II SRJC Equivalent Course(s): HIST4.2

Certificate/Major Applicable: Major Applicable Course



COURSE CONTENT

Student Learning Outcomes:
Upon completion of the course, students will be able to:
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1.   Analyze the political, economic, cultural, and social developments in Western Civilization
      since 1648 C.E.
2.   Evaluate the causes and effects of historical events.
3.   Critically analyze primary and secondary sources as historical evidence.
 

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Students will be able to:
1.  Locate on maps the geographical centers of historical development since 1648 C.E.
2.  Identify and analyze the interrelationships among major world civilizations and their unique
      contributions to the Western tradition, and assess their continuing influence today.
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. Absolutism and Constitutionalism
   A. Royal Absolutism in France
   B. English Constitutionalism
   C. Russia and the West
II. The Scientific Revolution & Enlightenment
   A. Galileo
   B. Newton
   C. The Philosophes and the focus on reason
III. French Revolution and Napoleonic Era
   A. The French Revolution
   B.  The Age of Napoleon
IV. Industrial Europe
   A. The traditional economy
   B. The Industrial Revolution in Britain
V. Social Transformations and Political Upheavals
   A. Effects of industrialization on social structures
   B. Ideological divisions: 19th century Liberalism and Conservatism
   C. Protest and revolution: political demands of the working class
   D.  Shaping the New consciousness:  Romanticism and Socialism
VI. Nationalism and State Unification
   A. The Crimean War
   B. Unifications of Italy and German
   C. Sources of political and social progress
VII. Imperialism
   A. The European Balance of Power
   B. Impact on Africa & Asia
   C. Impact on Europe
VIII. World War I
   A. Background and outbreak of WWI
   B. Trench warfare & stalemate
   C. The Russian Revolution
   D. Consequences of the War
IX. Crises between the wars
   A. Recovery and transformation
   B. From Lenin to Stalinist Russia
   C. Rise of Fascism
X. World War II
    A. Ultra-Nationalism and military buildup
   B. German aggression and declaration of war
   C. Axis victories
   D. Japan and war in Asia
   E. The Holocaust
   F. Allied victory and the legacy of war
XI. Global Conflicts, 1945-Present
   A. The Cold War
    B. Decolonization and modern nationalism
   C. End of the Cold War
    D. The European Union
   E. Challenges of the 21st Century

Assignments:
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1.  Weekly reading assignments of 30-60 pages per week. These readings will include both
      primary and secondary sources.
2.  2,000-4,000 words of out-of-class writing. These 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.  Possible quizzes and/or group assignments.
4.  One to two midterms and a final examination, these examinations will include essays. At least 2 exams must be held during class time.
5.  Other assignments may include group presentations.
6.  More writing may be assigned in online sections.

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%
Out-of-class writing 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%
None
Skill Demonstrations: All skill-based and physical demonstrations used for assessment purposes including skill performance exams.Skill Demonstrations
0 - 0%
None
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 Textbooks and Primary Sources
 
Aspects of Western Civilization: Problems and Sources in History (7th edition), vol. II. Rogers, Perry. Pearson: 2011 (Classic)
Candide by Voltaire. Translated by Theo Cuffe. Penguin: 2009 (Classic)
The French Revolution: A Document Collection. Edited and Translated by Laura Mason and Tracey Rizzo. Wadsworth: 1999 (Classic)
Making Europe, vol. II (2nd edition). Kidner, Frank, et al. Wadsworth: 2014 (Classic)
The Making of the West (5th edition), vol. II. Hunt, Lynn. Bedford, St. Martins: 2017
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 the Making of the West (5th edition), vol. II. Lualdi, Katharine, editor. Bedford St. Martins: 2017
The West in the World (5th), vol. II. Sherman, Dennis, et al. McGraw Hill: 2014 (Classic)

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