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Catalog 2023-2024 
Catalog 2023-2024 [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

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HST-1015 - Global History 1500-present* (H,C) (3)

Prerequisite: Reading Placement; or RDG-0800; or take one of the following: IRW-0900A ; IRW-0900B ; IRW-0900C   
Students critically examine global human history and explore the social, religious, intellectual, political, economic, and cultural heritage of world civilizations, including Africa, the Americas, Asia, and Europe, from 1500 to the present.  This course satisfies the General Education Humanities requirement and the Core Competency for Cultural and Global Awareness.

List Course Outcomes (consistent for all sections)
CO1 - Demonstrate an understanding of the history and cultural heritage of global human societies from 1500-present.

CO2 - Analyze and evaluate competing points of view and voices in global history.

CO3 - Evaluate the impact of European expansion, the response to expansion, and the consequences of that expansion for societies and cultures worldwide.

CO4 - Describe the cultural exchange that emerged as a result of European expansion.

CO5 - Describe the cultures of Africa and evaluate the impact of the Atlantic slave trade and the response of African peoples to the slave trade.

CO6 - Examine the sources and significance of the Atlantic Revolutions.

CO7 - Evaluate the impact of the Industrial Revolution.

CO8 - Describe the causes and significance of the rise of nation-states, and the global impact of colonialism.

CO9 - Evaluate the causes and impact of global conflict and decolonization in the 20th century.

CO10 - Describe global interactions in the 21st century.


Students in all history classes, including this course, must complete at least one written analysis of primary sources.  This assignment must be completed at midterm or later in the semester, must include analysis of at least six pages of primary sources, be properly cited, and account for at least 15% of the students’ final course grade.  This assignment is graded by a common rubric, and is used for program assessment.  The primary source assignment, by requiring that students understand the historical context for the documents analyze, recognize the value of the human experience, and evaluate and use primary and secondary sources effectively and ethically, measures the three core competencies applied to the class.

This written assignment also addresses and supports the history program goals:

Students will

1. Develop an understanding of important periods, events, ideas, and persons in the history of Western and non-Western civilizations

2. Develop an understanding of major cultures and religions of the world

3. Demonstrate an ability to evaluate primary sources

4. Demonstrate effective communication skills when describing, discussing, critiquing, and analyzing historical events and ideas

5. Develop analytical and critical thinking skills

6. Demonstrate effective research skills and proper documentation of resources

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