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2017-2018 Catalog Year
HIST-106: European Civilization 1648 to Present

General Information

  • Name: European Civilization 1648 to Present
  • Discipline: History
  • 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 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 Civilizations and European History 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:

  1. Exhibit factual knowledge of fundamental principles, distinct historical events, ideas and concepts of Western civilizations from 1648 to the present (GE 1).
  2. Examine and explain the forces leading to historical change and political, economic, and social transformation through the location and evaluation of information including primary and secondary sources (GE 4).
  3. Demonstrate an appreciation of cultural, political, and religious diversity through the examination of various Western Civilizations after 1648 (GE 5).
  4. 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).
  5. Draw a conclusion about a contemporary or enduring issue in Western Civilization, such as achievements and/or resilience of peoples, and support the conclusion with appropriate reasoning and evidence (GE 6).

Scheduled HIST-106 classes:

Fall 2017