This course focuses on the origins, battles, and results of World War I and World War II. Students will study the rise of totalitarian states and the political environment in which they emerged. In addition, this course includes an in-depth study of the modern global situation, and the independence many former colonies now enjoy. Finally, students will examine the economical state of countries throughout the world and discuss why some have thrived and others have suffered. This is the second course in a two-part World History series (HIST 061 and 063); however, either course may be taken independently of the other.

This course is designed to challenge students by having them apply concepts in a way they may need in the real world. As such, it has a built-in KSA model that develops college and career readinessKnowledge: World History, Part 2, Skill: Critical ThinkingInformation & Discovery, and Attribute: Resilience.

Course Details

Course Outline
Module 1: European Empires
Module 2: European Transformations
Module 3: Middle East and Asia
Module 4: The Enlightenment and the Industrial Revolution
Module 5: The Age of Revolution
Module 6: The 1800s Part 1—Latin America, Radical Reforms, Migration, and Nationalism
Module 7: The 1800s Part 2—The Age of Imperialism
Module 8: Midterm
Module 9: Societies at a Crossroads, Revolutions in China and Mexico, Causes of WWI
Module 10: WWI
Module 11: The Interwar Years
Module 12: WWII
Module 13: The Cold War
Module 14: Decolonization, Israel, Palestine, and the End of the Cold War
Module 15: The Contemporary World