HIS 117 - World History II
A survey of the histories of human societies around the world from the 16th century to the present. This course was formerly titled The West and the World since 1500. It fulfills only the SUNY World History requirement; students who took HIS 117 before the fall 2015 semester should consult with their advisor.
3 Class Hours
Learning Outcomes of the Course:
Upon successful completion of this course the student will be able to:
1. Distinguish primary and secondary sources in history.
2. Read primary sources in history and formulate pertinent inferences and interpretations.
3. Identify some of the methods used by historians and social scientists to study the past.
4. Describe the general conditions that existed in the Old and New Worlds on the eve of modernity, circa 1500 CE.
5. Identify the major changes in Europe and its relations with the rest of the world in the period 1500-1800.
6. Describe some of the major developments in Asia, Africa, and the Americas in the period 1500-1800.
7. Explain the origins and consequences of the Industrial Revolution.
8. Identify the major political developments of the period 1800-1914.
9. Describe the general crisis of the first half of the twentieth century and identify its global consequences.
10. Identify some of the main themes in global history since 1950.
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