HST 222 The Age of the Revolutions

This course examines the growth and development of early modern Europe from the Renaissance to 1815 and its relationship to the world. Topics include the Reformation, the world system prior to European hegemony, the results of European exploration and conquest, the settlement of the Americas and its impact on Native Americans, the emergence of slavery, the rise of a European middle class and its conflict with feudalism, the Enlightenment movement and the development of science, and the French Revolution. Students develop the ability to think, read, and write critically and analytically and to understand the various forms of human interaction during this key transitional period in human history. The course aids students in their efforts to understand the principles of group behavior and social organizations and how power is wielded in society. Three lecture hours per week. Competency met: Social Phenomenon (5.4), Humanities (6.0) 3 credits Fall, Spring, Summer

3 credits
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