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Spring 2020
Feb 28,2021
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HST 106 - World History
Associated Term: Spring 2020
Learning Objectives: Upon successful completion of this course, the student should be able to: 1. Apply analytical skills to social phenomena in order to understand human behavior. Identify and consider important concepts, patterns, themes in the modern global world 1750- to late 20th century. Includes, industrialization, nationalism, mass society, imperialism, Communism, war and revolution, the Cold War, nation-building in Latin America, Africa Asia and the Middle East. Consider the role of religion, culture and environment in those processes. 2. Apply knowledge and experience to foster personal growth and better appreciate the diverse social world in which we live. Analyze how diverse peoples around the globe in the modern world created/adapted religious systems, social structures and political institutions to adapt to historical changes. Note the variety of interactions between various groups and individuals on the global stage during those processes and how they dealt with change and issues common to all. 3. Understand the role of individuals and institutions within the context of society. Continue considering how the concept of the individual and individualism is defined and characteristic of some societies. Look at function of institutions in society, how they are unique or not, and how they influence behavior of individuals or are used by individuals. Ask the question of why individualism is not a concept for many societies, is that changing, and why this is even an outcome for a Social Science class. 4. Assess different theories and concepts, and understand the distinctions between empirical and other methods of inquiry. Demonstrate a functional appreciation of various interpretations of history and how they came to be. Identify different schools of thought and the many “lenses” used to look back and study history. 5. Utilize appropriate information literacy skills in written and oral communication. Students evaluate and use relevant evidence to illustrate and support questions and perspectives about the past as well as conclusions they draw from them. 6. Understand the diversity of human experience and thought, individually and collectively. Identify and consider the universals and the diverseness in human experience over time. Demonstrate knowledge of geographical time and place and how that changes. Be familiar with processes by which individuals and peoples change over time. 7. Apply knowledge and skills to contemporary problems and issues. Identify correlations/analogies between the past and our own time. Consider issues common to all eras and human experience.
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