Catalog: 2015–2016 Catalog Year

HIST 106: European Civilization 1648 to Present

General Information

  • Name: European Civilization 1648 to Present
  • Discipline: History (HIST)
  • Units (Credits): 3
  • Transfer Information: Courses with numbers 100 to 299: This course is designed to apply toward a WNC degree and/or transfer to other schools within the Nevada System of Higher Education, depending on the degree chosen and other courses completed. It may transfer to colleges and universities outside Nevada. For information about how this course can transfer and apply to your program of study, please contact a counselor.
  • Academic Division: Liberal Arts
  • Prerequisites: None

Course Outline

I: Catalog Course Description

Covers Western civilization and history from the mid-17th century to the present.

II: Course Objectives

  • Develop a mastery of knowledge of distinct historical events, ideas and concepts of European civilization from the mid 17th century to the present.
  • Understand the forces leading to historical change and political, economic and social transformations
  • Develop an appreciation of cultural, religious and racial diversity through the study of major Europeans civilizations in the modern era
  • Learn to express understanding of the above concepts through effective written and oral communications
  • Engage in critical thinking through analysis of historical factual and conceptual information

III: Course Linkage

Linkage of course to educational program mission and at least one educational program outcome.

European Civilization: 1648 to the Present fulfills the general education mission of providing a core of critical life skills and of promoting the development of knowledge, skills and attitudes that will benefit students in their personal and professional endeavors. HIST 106 relates to student learning outcomes in the areas of Communication, Analysis, Personal Development and Community Commitment.


  • Demonstrate appropriate college-level reading skills and written and oral communication skills.


  • Demonstrate knowledge of appropriate critical thinking skills

Personal Development:

  • Demonstrate knowledge of and ability to use effective and efficient learning skills

Community Commitment:

  • Appreciate the value and importance of diversity

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