World Civilization II
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Course Description: According to the UWP Catalog this course studies “ The history of humankind since 1715, with emphasis upon the interaction among the people of the modern world.”
Required Textbook & Readings: Civilization Past & Present, Volume II by Brummett, et. al. which is available at the Textbook Center in Doudna Hall (open on Sept. 2, 7 & 8 from 8am to 7pm and on Sept. 3 from 8am to 4pm). You will also need to access the course website at <http://www.uwplatt.edu/~myerschr/worldcivii.html> to print off the documents we will be using in the discussion sections.
Course Aims & Objectives: The primary goal of this course is to help students understand the most significant ideas and events from the histories of various European and non-European countries that shape the world we live in today. By the end of the course students will also be required to become familiar with world geography, the chronology of major world events over the last 300 years, as well as being able to interpret historical documents as a way of helping to understand modern conflicts.