Course Content and Outcome Guide for HST 103H

Course Number:
HST 103H
Course Title:
History of Western Civilization: Modern Europe - Honors
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Course Description

Honors version of HST 103. Studies history of nineteenth and twentieth-century Europe, including the Industrial Revolution, nationalism, imperialism, socialism, the Russian Revolution, Nazism, world wars and their aftermath. GPA 3.25 minimum.

Intended Outcomes for the course

Upon successful completion students should be able to:

? Articulate an understanding of key events in the nineteenth and twentieth?century history of Europe and use critical thinking in order to evaluate historical changes and their impact on western civilization.
? Recognize the different groups that interacted in and with Europe in the nineteenth and  twentieth centuries in order to evaluate and appreciate their historical contributions to modern western civilization.
? Identify the influence of culturally?based practices, values, and beliefs to assess how historically?defined meanings of difference affect human behavior.
? Communicate effectively using historical analysis.
? Connect the past with present?day events to enhance contemporary understanding and encourage civic activities.
Honors outcomes
? Evaluate and critique historical scholarship
? Assess the historiography of a selected subject by evaluating the relevant historical context and by utilizing primary and secondary sources

Outcome Assessment Strategies

Assess by using any combination of the following:
? Exams
? Essays
? Oral presentations
? Research projects
? Service-Learning projects
? Class participation and discussion
? Other creative assignments

Course Content (Themes, Concepts, Issues and Skills)

Competencies and Skills:
? Analyze and evaluate primary and secondary sources
? Identify an historian€™s thesis and supporting evidence
? Develop your own thesis and historical interpretation using evidence to support it
? Think critically about the relationships between past and present events and issues
? Compare and contrast the experience of diverse groups in the ancient world and early medieval Europe
? Demonstrate college?level communications skills
Themes, Concepts, Issues:
This course will cover aspects of:
? Industrial Revolution
? Congress of Vienna
? Revolutions of 1848
? Italian and German Unification
? Nineteenth and Twentieth social and political movements such as:
o Romanticism
o Conservatism
o Liberalism
o Socialism
o Marxism
o Nationalism
? Evolving role of Science
? Imperialism
? World War I
o Interwar Period
o Italian Fascism, Stalinism, Nazism
o Weibmar Republic
o Economic Depression
? War II: European and Pacific Theaters
? Decolonization
? Cold War
? Collapse of Communism
? Reunification of Germany
? European Union
Considering such factors as:
? Geography
? Social hierarchy
? Political, legal, and economic structures
? Cultural contributions
? Philosophies and religions