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HIST 231: Modern European Civilization I (3 credits)

Course Description

HIST 231 is a survey of European history from 1500 to 1800. Focus is given to the political evolution and the major economic, social, and cultural development of European States. (3 hours lecture)

Pre-Requisite(s): Credit for ENG 100.

Recommended Preparation: HIST 151 and 152.

Student Learning Outcomes

Upon completion of the course, the student will be able to:

  • Identify important individuals, events, places, organizations and concepts in modern European history.
  • Arrange, in chronological order, significant events in modern European history.
  • Describe and analyze the processes that both allowed Europe to transform into a modern state and play a dominant role in the world (e.g., overseas exploration, trade, cross-cultural interactions, colonialism, capitalism, etc.).
  • Explain cause and effect relationships in history.
  • Relate historical events to contemporary issues and events.

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