HIST 202

World Civilization from 1500

History College of Family, Home, and Social Sciences

Course Description

World civilization from Renaissance to present; explores fundamental questions in the human experience, examines formative events in history, and seeks to teach value of important texts.

When Taught

Fall; Winter; Spring; Summer.

Grade Rule

Standard Grade Rule: A B C D E I

Min

3

Fixed

3

Fixed

3

Fixed

0

Note

Additional seats for specific sections may be available to Freshman Mentoring participants through envelopes. Also offered by BYU Independent Study; enroll anytime throughout year; one year to complete; additional tuition required; register at is.byu.edu.

Title

Cultural Works and Values

Learning Outcome

Gain an appreciation of influential cultural works produced in a variety of modern societies and through them come to a clearer understanding of the fundamental values held by past peoples-including, how they understood the natural world, what it meant to be human, and their relationship with the divine.

Title

Historical and Geographical Knowledge

Learning Outcome

Demonstrate a basic geographical knowledge of the world, and more importantly, develop the ability to discuss how geographical and environmental realities, as well as cross-regional interactions, have impacted historical development.

Title

Analytical Writing

Learning Outcome

Improve the clarity and grace of analytical writing.

Title

Critical Analysis

Learning Outcome

Be able to analyze historical questions and issues clearly, assess historical information accurately, and distinguish between questionable and valid historical assertions.

Title

Analytical Reading

Learning Outcome

Be able to read, analyze, and discuss both primary and secondary source documents dealing with world history (post-1500 C.E.).

Title

Historical Comparisons

Learning Outcome

Be able to identify major societies of the post-1500 C.E. era and make historical comparisons between them, in regard to political systems, trade and economics, social structures, religious beliefs, and gender roles.

Title

Lifelong Learning

Learning Outcome

Recognize and be able to apply the tools necessary for a lifelong appreciation of the study of world history