College of the Siskiyous

HIST 1005 - Western Civilizations Since 1600

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Spring 2019 (Section #3116)

This introductory course focuses on the origins and development of civilization in the western world from the 17th century to the present. Topics include European encounters with the new world, the scientific revolution, the age of enlightenment, the development of the state, the French and Industrial Revolutions, their impact on society, the rise of nationalism, the emergence of modern society, imperialism, World War I and II, the Cold War and contemporary Europe. (AA, CSU, UC) (C-ID: HIST 180) Advisory: ENGL 1001

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