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Attached course outline written by: Dr. Arthur A. Durand Date: 1/98METROPOLITAN COMMUNITY COLLEGECOURSE OUTLINE FORMCOURSE TITLE MODERN EUROPE SINCE 1815 COURSE PREFIX AND NO. HIST 2050 LEC 4.5 LAB 0 CREDIT HOURS 4.5___________________________________________________________________________________________COURSE DESCRIPTION:This course covers the domestic problems and world position of Europe during the past century and a half. Itconsiders political, economic, social, cultural, and technological factors, particularly with regard to their effects onthe United States.___________________________________________________________________________________________COURSE PREREQUISITES:None___________________________________________________________________________________________RATIONALE:Europe has exercised a greater influence on the world in proportion to its size and population than any othercontinent. As the major global center of influence, Europe has exerted an especially powerful influence on theUnited States of America. Hence, students need to learn about Europe because of its international significance, itsinfluence on the USA, and its role as a major USA trading and cultural partner.___________________________________________________________________________________________REQUIRED TEXTBOOKS and/or MATERIALS:Title: Europe in the 20th Century Edition: 4th/2002Author: Robert O. PaxtonPublisher: Harcourt, Brace, & JovanovichMaterials:___________________________________________________________________________________________Attached course outline written by: Dr. Arthur A. Durand Date: 1/98 Reviewed/Revised by: Dr. Arthur A. Durand Date: 5/01 Effective quarter of course outline: 05/FA Date: Dean Date: M. Jane FranklinCourse Objectives, Topical Unit Outlines, and Unit Objectives must be attached to this form.COURSE OBJECTIVES/TOPICAL UNIT OUTLINE/UNIT OBJECTIVESTITLE: MODERN EUROPE SINCE 1815 PREFIX/NO. HIST 2050COURSE OBJECTIVES:Upon the successful completion of this course, the student will be able to: 1. Identify and analyze major trends in European history. 2. Identify and analyze major time periods in European history. 3. Collect historical information from major sources, especially with regard to business, culture andtechnological data. 4. Evaluate major aspects of Europe's past, in order to render informed judgements on contemporary Europeanlife.___________________________________________________________________________________________TOPICAL UNIT OUTLINE/UNIT OBJECTIVES:Upon the successful completion of this course, the student will be able to identify and know the significance of thefollowing:: I. 1815-1870: Social Ferment and State FormationA. Describe republicanism, liberalism, and socialism.B. Explain the influences of republicanism, liberalism, and socialism on the formation of new states.C. Discuss the cultural and scientific achievements of this period (1815-1870) in Europe. II. 1870-1914: The Zenith of European PowerA. Discuss new diplomatic alignments as a result of the rise of Germany.B. Trace the development of imperialism.C. Compare and contrast the imperialist styles of the major powers.D. Discuss the various cultural and scientific achievements of this time (1870-1914) in Europe.III. 1914-1945: World Wars and ReorientationA. Relate the major events of the First and Second World Wars.B. Analyze the effects and evaluate the impact of these wars on European society and culture.C. Evaluate the effect these wars had on the development of technology. IV. 1945-1973: Recovery and InterdependenceA. Compare and contrast the post-war period in Eastern and Western Europe.B. Analyze the shifting relations of Europe with the rest of the world.C. Describe the various movements toward unity.D. Discuss the cultural and scientific achievements associated with this period (1945-1973). V. 1973-Present: Maturity and ProgressA. Evaluate changes in Western Europe since the oil embargo.B. Appraise the effects of glasnost and perestroika on Eastern Europe.C. Compare and contrast the power of Europe in the 1880s with that of the 1990s.D. Discuss the Common Market.E. Discuss the future effects of Common Market consolidation.F. Appraise the impact the Common Market has had on Europe since 1973.__________________________________________________________________________________________COURSE REQUIREMENTS/EVALUATIONUpon the successful completion of the objectives of this course, the student will have moved from the knowledgethrough the evaluation levels of cognition relative to the major historical aspects of Europe since 1815, will be ableto analyze and synthesize these facts, and will render informed judgements based on research.MODERN EUROPE SINCE 1815 – HIST 2050COURSE OBJECTIVES ASSESSMENT MEASURES1. Identify and analyze major trends in European history.Required test (i.e., written, oral, open book, take home, multiple choice), and/or report (i.e., written, oral, self report), and/or project (i.e., in-class, outside of class, vocational/career), and/or discussion (i.e., in-class, outside of class, field).2. Identify and analyze major time periods in European history.Required test (i.e., written, oral, open book, take home, multiple choice), and/or report (i.e., written, oral, self report), and/or discussion (i.e., in-class, outside of class, field).3. Collect historical information from major sources, especially with regard to business, cultural and technological data.Required test (i.e., written, oral, open book, take home, multiple choice), and/or report (i.e., written, oral, self report), and/or project (i.e., in-class, outside of class, vocational/career), and/or presentation (i.e., classroom, public).4. Evaluate major aspects of Europe's past, in order to render informed judgments on contemporary European life.Required test (i.e., written, oral, open book, take home, multiple choice), and/or report (i.e., written, oral, self report), and/or project (i.e., in-class, outside of class, vocational/career), and/or discussion (i.e., in-class, outside of class,


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