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2017-2018 Catalog Year
CH-202: The Modern World

General Information

  • Name: The Modern World
  • Discipline: Core Humanities
  • 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: ENG 102

Course Outline

I: Catalog Course Description

Explores the intellectual, literary and political history of Europe from the Renaissance to the present.

II. Course Objectives and Linkage to General Education Program

The purpose of this course is provide a foundation of knowledge that allows students to further their study of western humanities and/or apply this knowledge to meet their personal and professional needs. The information in the parenthesis after a course objective refers to the specific general education (GE) learning outcome that the objective meets. Objectives without this information are not linked to WNC’s general education program.

Upon successful completion of this course, students will have demonstrated they can:

  • Exhibit factual knowledge of the major cultural periods of the European world from the Renaissance to the cotemporary world (GE 1).
  • Examine cultural change through a study of primary sources reflecting the literary, political and intellectual achievements of European society (GE 4).
  • Describe diverse historical and/or contemporary positions on selected democratic values or practices (GE 5).
  • Demonstrate an appreciation of cultural diversity through an examination of cultural interaction in Europe (GE 5).
  • Demonstrate analytical and critical thinking through substantially error-free prose suitable in style and content to the purpose of the document and the audience (GE 2, 6).

Scheduled CH-202 classes:

Spring 2018