Apr 24, 2019  
Middlesex Community College Academic Catalog 2018-19 
Middlesex Community College Academic Catalog 2018-19

HST 131 - History Of World Civilization After 1500


Course Description: This course analyzes the historical factors that led to the development of the modern world by examining cross-cultural interactions and globalizing patterns since 1500. Course topics include imperialism, capitalism, slavery, scientific and technological changes, industrialization, nationalism, racism, war, and globalization.

ISLOs: This course supports student development of Written and Oral Communications, Critical Thinking, and Multicultural and Global Perspectives.
Prerequisite(s): Eligible for ENG 101.
General Education Elective(s): Social Science
Note(s): This course has been approved to meet the Core Curriculum General Education requirement.

Course Student Learning Outcomes:
  • Identify and analyze western and non-western societies and cultures, and their human and physical geography, with a significant emphasis on non-western regions.   
  • Demonstrate an understanding of the processes of state-building, colonization and decolonization
  • Assess the development and exchange of science, technology, religion and intellectual thought
  • Use critical thinking to evaluate historical sources and scholarship
  •  Explain how evidence is analyzed and used to construct historical knowledge

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