HST 102: World History II

Ed4Credit presents World History II

HST 102: World History II

Course Description

This course gives an overview of world history, from 1500 to today.  We start with a discussion of how social changes, new technologies, and the discovery of the New World caused a shift in the allocation of power and authority.  Next, we discuss how religious, intellectual, political, and economic revolutions changed the world.   We then move on to look at industrialization and nationalism, and how both made positive and negative impacts on every-day life.  We will explore the great wars of the 20th Century, and their lasting impacts on the world.  We conclude our discussion by looking at the world over the last few decades, and how our understanding of world history shapes our views today.   Materials There is no extra cost for textbooks or materials. All materials are included with this course.   T... Read More »

This course gives an overview of world history, from 1500 to today.  We start with a discussion of how social changes, new technologies, and the discovery of the New World caused a shift in the allocation of power and authority.  Next, we discuss how religious, intellectual, political, and economic revolutions changed the world.   We then move on to look at industrialization and nationalism, and how both made positive and negative impacts on every-day life.  We will explore the great wars of the 20th Century, and their lasting impacts on the world.  We conclude our discussion by looking at the world over the last few decades, and how our understanding of world history shapes our views today.

 

Materials

There is no extra cost for textbooks or materials. All materials are included with this course.

 

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Course Outcomes:
  • List the technologies, social changes, and discoveries that led to the rise of Imperialism and Nations
  • Differentiate between the major revolutions of the 16th, 17th, and 18th Centuries
  • Recognize the major events during the Industrial Revolution and the rise of a new type of Imperialism
  • Recall the events and outcomes during the wars of the 20th Century
  • Name the major ways scholars study History, and how History impacts our thinking today
Course Details:

Access Timeframe

You will have access to your course for 4 months (120 days) from the time of purchase.
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Type of Certification

Certificate of Completion

Format of Certification

Digital

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Additional Details

Students are awarded course credits upon successful completion of a course.

Course Outline

Module Subtopics:
  • The Black Death
  • Rise of the Early Modern State System
  • Political Forms Outside the Gunpowder State
  • International Interactions
  • European Empire in the Indian Ocean
  • Economics and Populations in Early Modern Eurasia
  • Shifting Social Institutions in Early Modern Eurasia
Module Learning Objectives:
  • Recognize the rootcauses of the rise of the modern state system
  • Identify different types of political forms
  • Define how international interactions changed with Imperialism
  • List how Europe impacted the economies and societies of countries around the Indian Ocean
  • Name the key features of modern Eurasia
Assignments:
  1. Read Chapter 1
  2. Practice the Learning Activities
  3. Watch the Videos
  4. Review the Webliography (Web Links)
  5. Take the Exam
Learning Outcomes:
  • 1
Module Subtopics:
  • Assessing the Americas in 1492
  • Peoples and Societies of the New World
  • Columbus in the Caribbean
  • New World Exploration and Conquest
  • Columbian Exchange
  • Africa and the Atlantic Slave Trade
  • Impacts of Exchange
Module Learning Objectives:
  • Recognize how discovery of the New World impacted people worldwide
  • Identify key features of pre-Columbian America
  • Define how exploration and conquest forever changed the people of the New World
  • Recall the Columbian Exchange and its impact on world economies
  • Pick key events and activities surrounding the African slave trade
Assignments:
  1. Read Chapter 2
  2. Practice the Learning Activities
  3. Watch the Videos
  4. Review the Webliography (Web Links)
  5. Take the Exam
Learning Outcomes:
  • 1
Module Subtopics:
  • Spiritual Reformers and Radicals
  • Responses to Spiritual Reformations
  • Spiritual Settlement and Synthesis
  • Scientific Revolution
  • Shifting Worldviews and Cosmologies
  • Age of Enlightenment
  • Reason, Nature, and Improving Society
Module Learning Objectives:
  • Recognize the reforms and reformations that changed world religion and how people formed communities
  • Identify elements of the scientific revolution
  • Define how both science and religion changed worldviews
  • List events accredited to the Age of Enlightenment
  • Recall how science, reason, and the study of the natural world improved society
Assignments:
  1. Read Chapter 3
  2. Practice the Learning Activities
  3. Watch the Videos
  4. Review the Webliography (Web Links)
  5. Take the Exam
Learning Outcomes:
  • 2
Module Subtopics:
  • Liberalism and the Emergence of the Bourgeoisie
  • Mercantilism Versus Free Trade
  • Challenges to the State in Asia and North Africa
  • Rise of Nationalism in the Americas
  • European Nationalism and the Seven Years War
  • American War of Independence
  • French Revolution and Political Change in Europe
  • The Haitian Revolution
  • Revolutions in the SpanishSpeaking Atlantic and Brazil
  • Political Transformations in the Asian and Indian Ocean
Module Learning Objectives:
  • Recognize liberalism and the bourgeoisie
  • Identify elements of mercantilism and free trade
  • Define the rise of nationalism in the Americas and Europe
  • List events during the American, French, Haitian and other revolutions ? Recall the political changes in Asia and Indian ocean countries
Assignments:
  1. Read Chapter 4
  2. Practice the Learning Activities
  3. Watch the Videos
  4. Review the Webliography (Web Links)
  5. Take the Exam
Learning Outcomes:
  • 2
Module Subtopics:
  • First Industrial Revolution
  • Growth of Formal British Empire
  • Informal British Empire in Latin America, Asia, Coastal Africa
  • Arteries of Britain’s Commerce
  • Reactive Modernization
  • Second Industrial Revolution
  • Everyday Life for the Working Classes During the Industrial Revolution
  • Migration of Peoples During the Industrial Revolution
  • Bourgeois Values and Modernity
Module Learning Objectives:
  • Recognize events during the first and second industrial revolutions
  • Identify both informal and formal elements of the rise of the British empire
  • Define how industrialization changed the life of the working class
  • List how imperialism and industrialization impacted migration
  • Identify bourgeois values and the concept of modernity
Assignments:
  1. Read Chapter 5
  2. Practice the Learning Activities
  3. Watch the Videos
  4. Review the Webliography (Web Links)
  5. Take the Exam
Learning Outcomes:
  • 3
Module Subtopics:
  • Ethnic Nationalism
  • Geopolitics, National Politics, and the Imperial Urge
  • Economics of Imperialism and the Recession of 1873
  • Cultures of Imperialism
  • Anti-Imperialists
  • Agents of Colonialism
  • Economics of Colonialism
  • Strategies of Colonial Subjects Before 1914
Module Learning Objectives:
  • Recognize the rise of ethnic nationalism, national politics and imperial urges
  • Identify the economic impact of imperialism and the recession of 1873
  • Define cultures of imperialism and intiimperialism
  • List the agents and economies of colonialism
  • Recall the strategies of colonial subjects before the first World War
Assignments:
  1. Read Chapter 6
  2. Practice the Learning Activities
  3. Watch the Videos
  4. Review the Webliography (Web Links)
  5. Take the Exam
Learning Outcomes:
  • 3
Module Subtopics:
  • First World War
  • Disillusionment and Depressions Between the Wars
  • Rise of Fascism
  • Second World War
  • The Holocaust
  • End of Empires after the Second World War
  • Bipolar World after the Second World War
Module Learning Objectives:
  • Recognize the events that led up to the First and Second World Wars
  • Identify the impact of global depression between the wars
  • Define fascism and how it rose
  • List the historical significance of the Holocaust
  • Name how the world changed after World War II
Assignments:
  1. Read Chapter 7
  2. Practice the Learning Activities
  3. Watch the Videos
  4. Review the Webliography (Web Links)
  5. Take the Exam
Learning Outcomes:
  • 4
Module Subtopics:
  • Civil Rights and Human Rights
  • Emancipatory Nationalism and Revolutionary Socialism
  • Gender Equality and Freedoms
  • Changing Demographics: Growth and Migration
  • Economic Globalization
  • The Environment and Environmentalism
  • Secularism and Religious Change
  • Cold War and Postcolonial Conflicts
Module Learning Objectives:
  • Recognize civil rights, human rights, emancipatory nationalism, and revolutionary socialism
  • Identify the changed world demographics
  • Define economic globalization
  • List how environmentalism became a world priority
  • Name changes to secularism and religions
  • Recall the conflicts during the cold war and the end of colonialism
Assignments:
  1. Read Chapter 8
  2. Practice the Learning Activities
  3. Watch the Videos
  4. Review the Webliography (Web Links)
  5. Take the Exam
Learning Outcomes:
  • 4
Module Subtopics:
  • Liberal Values in the Modern Age
  • Capitalism and Liberalism in East Asia
  • Latin American Struggles and Liberal Values
  • Secularism and Religion in the Last 20 Years
  • Sectarian Conflict and the Global War on Terror
  • Modern State and Nation
  • Nation and State in the Last 20 Years
  • Arab Spring
Module Learning Objectives:
  • Recognize liberal values
  • Identify capitalism and liberalism in Asia and Latin America
  • Define secularism and religion in the last 20 years
  • List events surrounding the global war on terror
  • Define the modern state and nation
  • List the events that led up to the Arab Spring uprising
Assignments:
  1. Read Chapter 9
  2. Practice the Learning Activities
  3. Watch the Videos
  4. Review the Webliography (Web Links)
  5. Take the Exam
Learning Outcomes:
  • 5
Module Subtopics:
  • History as a Sign of Modernity
  • Academic and Public Historians
  • History, Heritage, and Collective Memory
  • Historians’ Methods
  • Field of History Today
  • History as a Social Science
  • Social and Cultural History
Module Learning Objectives:
  • Recognize how history is a sign of modernity
  • Differentiate between academic and public history
  • Define how historians practice their discipline
  • Name elements of the field of history today
  • Recall how history is a social science, and how we view social and cultural history
Assignments:
  1. Read Chapter 10
  2. Practice the Learning Activities
  3. Watch the Videos
  4. Review the Webliography (Web Links)
  5. Take the Exam
Learning Outcomes:
  • 5
Module Subtopics:
  • Final Exam
  • Course Survey
  • Certificate of Completion
Module Learning Objectives:
  • N/A
Assignments:
  1. Take the Cumulative Practice Exam – Optional
  2. Review the Proctored Exam Information
  3. Create an Account with Proctor U
  4. Schedule an Exam Time Take the Proctored Final Exam
  5. Take the Cumulative Final Exam
  6. Submit the Course Survey
  7. Print Your Certificate of Completion
Learning Outcomes:
  • 1, 2, 3, 4, 5

Technical Requirements

Internet Connection

  • Broadband or High-Speed - DSL, Cable, and Wireless Connections

*Dial-Up internet connections will result in a diminished online experience. Classroom pages may load slowly and viewing large audio and video files may not be possible.

 

Hardware Requirements

  • Processor - 2GHz Processor or Higher
  • Memory - 1 GB RAM Minimum Recommended

 

PC Software Requirements

  • Operating Systems - Windows 7 or higher
  • Microsoft Office 2007 or higher. Also, you could use a general Word Processing application to save and open Microsoft Office formats (.doc, .docx, .xls, .xlsx, .ppt, .pptx)
  • Internet Browsers - Google Chrome is highly recommended
    • Cookies MUST be enabled
    • Pop-ups MUST be allowed (Pop-up Blocker disabled)
  • Kindle Reader App is needed for many of our courses (No special equipment needed. This can be downloaded for FREE onto your computer.)
  • PowerPoint Viewer (if you do not have PowerPoint)
  • Adobe PDF Reader
  • QuickTime, Windows Media Player &/or Real Player

 

MAC Software Requirements

  • Operating Systems - Mac OS x 10 or higher with Windows
  • Mac office programs or a Word Processing application to save and open Microsoft Office formats (.doc, .docx, .xls, .xlsx, .ppt, .pptx)
  • Internet Browsers- Google Chrome is highly recommended
    • Cookies MUST be enabled
    • Pop-ups MUST be allowed (Pop-up Blocker disabled)
  • PowerPoint Viewer (if you do not have PowerPoint)
  • Adobe PDF Reader
  • Apple QuickTime Media Player

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