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Western Civilization III: French Revolution To Modern Era

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This course provides an overview of the principal social, cultural, political, economic, and global developments that shaped Western civilization from the French Revolution to the present. It presents a framework for understanding current social experience by applying historical perspectives to contemporary issues.

This undergraduate-level course is 5 To enroll, speak with an Enrollment Representative.

Course details:

Credits: 3
Continuing education units: XX
Professional development units: XX
Duration: 5

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    Globalization and Postmodern Critiques of Western Civilization

    • Explain the influence and selective application of Western ideals after the Cold War.
    • Describe the interaction between the West and the global community.
    • Describe the conflict between capitalism and communism during the Cold War.

    From the French Revolution to the Rise of European Industry

    • Explain how ideals of liberty, equality, and brotherhood influenced revolutionary France.
    • Describe the rise and fall of Napoleon Bonaparte.
    • Explain European agricultural and industrial revolutions and their causes.

    Revolutions, Reforms, and Reunifications

    • Explain Western revolutions, reforms, and reunifications between 1815 and 1870.
    • Identify causes of social transformation between 1815 and 1914.
    • Examine the influence of science on economics, societies, and politics.

    The New Imperialism and the Great War

    • Describe the European powers’ search for security, strength, and wealth, in relation to the Alliance System and the new imperialism.
    • Outline the causes, events, technological innovations, and outcome of World War I.
    • Summarize the causes, events, and outcomes of the Russian Revolution.

    World War II and the West

    • Describe the rise of totalitarianism in the German Third Reich, Italy, the Soviet Union, and Spain.
    • Evaluate the economic, political, and ideological causes of World War II in Europe.
    • Identify the major figures, events, and innovations of World War II.
    • Describe the outcomes of World War II.
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