SS-171 World History II

Course Description: 
This course is a survey of world history from 1500s to the present.

  • Prerequisite Courses: EN110

A.  PROGRAM LEARNING OUTCOMES (PLOs):
The student will be able to:

  1. Demonstrate a fundamental knowledge of world geography.
  2. Demonstrate knowledge of the cultural issues of a person’s own culture and   other cultures.
  3. Demonstrate knowledge of major historical events affecting one’s culture and other cultures.
  4. Demonstrate familiarity with contemporary global issues.
  5. Demonstrate an understanding of major ethical concerns.

B.  STUDENT LEARNING OUTCOMES (SLO) – GENERAL:
The student will be able to:

  1. Know the European exploration and expansion into the Americas, Africa, and Southeast Asia; the reform and state building in Europe; and the rise of the Muslim empires.    
  2. Know the development in the East Asian world; the intellectual revolution in the West; the colonial empires and revolution in the Western Hemisphere; and the industrialization and nationalism in the 19th century.
  3. Know the development in the Americas and the society and culture in the West; the rise of imperialism and emergence of anti-colonialism; and foreign imperialism and industrialization in China.
  4. Know the cause of war and revolution in the 20th century; the rise of nationalism in South Asia and the Middle East; the revolution in China; the development of Japan between the two world wars; and the rise of nationalism and dictatorship in Latin America.
  5. Know the rise of fascism in Europe and militarism in Japan; the road to war and WWII in Europe and in Asia.
  6. Know the post war recovery and reconstruction in Europe; emergence of the United States as a world superpower; and the development in Canada and Latin America since 1945.
  7. Know the challenge of nation-building in Africa and the Middle East; and the development in South Asia, Southeast Asia, and East Asia.

SLO

PLO1

PLO2

PLO3

PLO4

PLO5

1

D

 

D

 

 

2

D

 

D

 

 

3

D

 

D

D

 

4

D

 

D

 

 

5

D

 

D

 

 

6

D

 

D

D

 

7

D

 

D

D

 

I = Introduced
D = Demonstrated
M = Mastered

C.  STUDENT LEARNING OUTCOMES (SLOs) – SPECIFIC:
The student will be able to:

General SLO 1: Know the European exploration and expansion into the Americas, Africa, and Southeast Asia; the reform and state building in Europe; and the rise of the Muslim empires.


Student Learning  Outcomes

Assessment strategies

1.1 Describe the Spanish voyages to and its conquests in the Americas. 

Writing assignments (scored by rubric), in class written activities (scored by rubric) and/or comprehensive exams.

1.2 Describe the Portuguese exploration in Africa and search for spices in South Asia and Southeast Asia.

Writing assignments (scored by rubric), in class written activities (scored by rubric) and/or comprehensive exams.

1.3 Explain the Dutch settlement in South Africa.

Writing assignments (scored by rubric), in class written activities (scored by rubric) and/or comprehensive exams.

1.4 Describe the Portuguese settlement in South America.

Writing assignments (scored by rubric), in class written activities (scored by rubric) and/or comprehensive exams.

1.5 Explain the background and the spread of the Protestant reformation in Europe.

Writing assignments (scored by rubric), in class written activities (scored by rubric) and/or comprehensive exams.

1.6 Explain the social impact of the Protestant reformation

Writing assignments (scored by rubric), in class written activities (scored by rubric) and/or comprehensive exams.

1.7 Describe the cause of Catholic reformation.

Writing assignments (scored by rubric), in class written activities (scored by rubric) and/or comprehensive exams.

1.8 Describe the politics, the wars of religion, and the economic and social crisis in 16th century Europe.

Writing assignments (scored by rubric), in class written activities (scored by rubric) and/or comprehensive exams.

1.9 Explain the 17th century revolution and war in Europe.

Writing assignments (scored by rubric), in class written activities (scored by rubric) and/or comprehensive exams.

1.10 Explain the French and English response to the 17th century crisis.

Writing assignments (scored by rubric), in class written activities (scored by rubric) and/or comprehensive exams.

1.11 Describe the arts and literature in Europe.

Writing assignments (scored by rubric), in class written activities (scored by rubric) and/or comprehensive exams.

1.12 Explain the rise and rule of the Ottoman Turks, the Safavids, and the Mughals.

Writing assignments (scored by rubric), in class written activities (scored by rubric) and/or comprehensive exams.

General SLO2: Know the development in the East Asian world; the intellectual revolution in the West; the colonial empires and revolution in the Western Hemisphere; and the industrialization and nationalism in the 19th century.


Student Learning  Outcomes

Assessment strategies

2.1 Describe China’s development and achievements under Ming and Qing dynasties.

Writing assignments (scored by rubric), in class written activities (scored by rubric) and/or comprehensive exams.             

2.2 Describe Japan’s unity and opening to West under Tokugawa.

Writing assignments (scored by rubric), in class written activities (scored by rubric) and/or comprehensive exams.             

2.3 Describe development in Korea and Vietnam.

Writing assignments (scored by rubric), in class written activities (scored by rubric) and/or comprehensive exams.             

2.4 Describe the scientific revolution and explain the background of Enlightment in the West.

Writing assignments (scored by rubric), in class written activities (scored by rubric) and/or comprehensive exams.             

2.5 Explain the new economic patterns and European society in the 18th century.

Writing assignments (scored by rubric), in class written activities (scored by rubric) and/or comprehensive exams.             

2.6 Explain the society of Latin America and the British North America.

Writing assignments (scored by rubric), in class written activities (scored by rubric) and/or comprehensive exams.             

2.7 Explain the emerging new political order and revolutions in Europe and the global conflicts.

Writing assignments (scored by rubric), in class written activities (scored by rubric) and/or comprehensive exams.             

2.8 Describe the industrial revolution and the spread of industrialization.

Writing assignments (scored by rubric), in class written activities (scored by rubric) and/or comprehensive exams.             

2.9 Describe the emergence of a world economy and the growth of new job opportunities.

Writing assignments (scored by rubric), in class written activities (scored by rubric) and/or comprehensive exams.             

2.10 Explain the forming of the labor unions.

Writing assignments (scored by rubric), in class written activities (scored by rubric) and/or comprehensive exams.             

2.11 Describe the emergence of nationalism, the national unification, and the rise of national state in Europe.

Writing assignments (scored by rubric), in class written activities (scored by rubric) and/or comprehensive exams.             

General SLO3: Know the development in the Americas and the society and culture in the West; the rise of imperialism and emergence of anti-colonialism; and foreign imperialism and industrialization in China.


Student Learning  Outcomes

Assessment Strategies

3.1 Describe the wars of independence, the difficulties of nation building, and the economic and political changes in Latin America.

Writing assignments (scored by rubric), in class written activities (scored by rubric) and/or comprehensive exams.              

3.2 Explain the creation of the United States and the making of Canada.

Writing assignments (scored by rubric), in class written activities (scored by rubric) and/or comprehensive exams.             

3.3 Describe the emergence of the new urban environment, the social structure of mass society, and the experience of women.

Writing assignments (scored by rubric), in class written activities (scored by rubric) and/or comprehensive exams.             

3.4 Describe the emergence of romanticism and realism in the Western World.

Writing assignments (scored by rubric), in class written activities (scored by rubric) and/or comprehensive exams.             

3.5 Explain the intellectual and cultural development in Western Europe.

Writing assignments (scored by rubric), in class written activities (scored by rubric) and/or comprehensive exams.             

3.6 Describe the spread of colonial rule and explain the motives and philosophy of colonialism.

Writing assignments (scored by rubric), in class written activities (scored by rubric) and/or comprehensive exams.             

3.7 Describe India under British rule, the colonial reform, and the cost of colonialism.

Writing assignments (scored by rubric), in class written activities (scored by rubric) and/or comprehensive exams.             

3.8 Describe the colonial takeover and nature of colonial rule in Southeast Asia.

Writing assignments (scored by rubric), in class written activities (scored by rubric) and/or comprehensive exams.             

3.9 Explain the expansion of European presence in West Africa, the growth of imperialism in Egypt, and the rise of anti-colonialism.

Writing assignments (scored by rubric), in class written activities (scored by rubric) and/or comprehensive exams.             

3.10 Explain the traditional resistance as the forerunner to nationalism.

Writing assignments (scored by rubric), in class written activities (scored by rubric) and/or comprehensive exams.             

General SLO4: Know the cause of war and revolution East Asia; rise of modern Japan; war and revolution in early 20th century; the rise of nationalism in South Asia, the Middle East, and Latin America; the revolution in China; the development of Japan between the two world wars; and the rise of nationalism and dictatorship in Latin America.


Student Learning  Outcomes

Assessment Strategies

4.1 Describe the Opium War, the rebellion, and the effort to reform in China.

Writing assignments (scored by rubric), in class written activities (scored by rubric) and/or comprehensive exams.             

4.2 Describe the climax of imperialism and the collapse of the old order in China.

Writing assignments (scored by rubric), in class written activities (scored by rubric) and/or comprehensive exams.             

4.3 Explain the obstacles to industrialization, the impact of imperialism, and daily life in China during Qing dynasty.

Writing assignments (scored by rubric), in class written activities (scored by rubric) and/or comprehensive exams.             

4.4 Describe the end of the self-imposed isolation in Japan, the Meiji restoration, and the emergence of imperial Japan.

Writing assignments (scored by rubric), in class written activities (scored by rubric) and/or comprehensive exams.             

4.5 Explain the cause of and the savagery of WWI; the cause and impact of the Russian revolution; the last year of WWI; and the peace settlement of the war.

Writing assignments (scored by rubric), in class written activities (scored by rubric) and/or comprehensive exams.             

4.6 Explain the rise of nationalism in India, the nationalist revolt in the Middle East, and the cause of the revolution in China.

Writing assignments (scored by rubric), in class written activities (scored by rubric) and/or comprehensive exams.             

4.7 Describe the nationalist-communist alliance in China, and the creation of the Nanjing Republic.

Writing assignments (scored by rubric), in class written activities (scored by rubric) and/or comprehensive exams.             

4.8 Describe the experiment with democracy, the development of the Zaibatsu economy, and rise of Shidehara diplomacy in Japan between the two world wars.

Writing assignments (scored by rubric), in class written activities (scored by rubric) and/or comprehensive exams.             

4.9 Explain the rise of nationalism and emergence of dictatorship in Latin America.

Writing assignments (scored by rubric), in class written activities (scored by rubric) and/or comprehensive exams.             

General SLO5: Know the rise of fascism in Europe and militarism in Japan; the road to war and WWII in Europe and in Asia.


Student Learning  Outcomes

Assessment Strategies

5.1 Describe the retreat of democracy and the rise of fascism in Italy and Nazism in Germany.

Writing assignments (scored by rubric), in class written activities (scored by rubric) and/or comprehensive exams.              

5.2 Describe the Stalin era in the Soviet Union and the rise of militarism in Japan.

Writing assignments (scored by rubric), in class written activities (scored by rubric) and/or comprehensive exams.             

5.3 Explain the road in Europe and Asia.

Writing assignments (scored by rubric), in class written activities (scored by rubric) and/or comprehensive exams.             

5.4 Describe WWII in Europe and Japan at war in Asia and the Pacific.

Writing assignments (scored by rubric), in class written activities (scored by rubric) and/or comprehensive exams.             

5.5 Describe the turning points and the last years of World War II in Europe, Asia, and the Pacific.

Writing assignments (scored by rubric), in class written activities (scored by rubric) and/or comprehensive exams.             

5.6 Describe the new order in Europe and Asia.

Writing assignments (scored by rubric), in class written activities (scored by rubric) and/or comprehensive exams.             

5.7 Describe the costs of WWII and the Allied War Conferences.

 

Writing assignments (scored by rubric), in class written activities (scored by rubric) and/or comprehensive exams.             

General SLO6: Know the post war recovery and reconstruction in Europe; the development in postwar Soviet Union and China; emergence of the United States as a world superpower; and the development in Canada and Latin America since 1945.


Student Learning  Outcomes

Assessment Strategies

6.1 Describe the collapse of the Grand Alliance: the Soviet Union domination of Eastern Europe, the descent of the Iron Curtain, the Truman Doctrine, the Marshall Plan, and the division of Europe.

Writing assignments (scored by rubric), in class written activities (scored by rubric) and/or comprehensive exams.             

6.2 Describe the Chinese Civil War, the emergence of new China, the Korean War, and the conflict in Indochina.

Writing assignments (scored by rubric), in class written activities (scored by rubric) and/or comprehensive exams.             

6.3 Describe the political upheaval in Eastern Europe.

Writing assignments (scored by rubric), in class written activities (scored by rubric) and/or comprehensive exams.             

6.4 Describe the peaceful coexistence of the superpowers after WWII.

Writing assignments (scored by rubric), in class written activities (scored by rubric) and/or comprehensive exams.              

6.5 Describe the era of equivalence: the Brezhnev Doctrine and the Era of Détente.

Writing assignments (scored by rubric), in class written activities (scored by rubric) and/or comprehensive exams.             

6.6 Describe the renewed tension in the third world.

Writing assignments (scored by rubric), in class written activities (scored by rubric) and/or comprehensive exams.             

6.7 Describe the strategy of countering the Evil Empire and the emerging of a new world order.

Writing assignments (scored by rubric), in class written activities (scored by rubric) and/or comprehensive exams.             

6.8 Explain the postwar Soviet Union from Stalin to Brezhnev, the cultural expression of the Soviet Bloc countries, and the social changes in the Soviet Union and Eastern Bloc.

Writing assignments (scored by rubric), in class written activities (scored by rubric) and/or comprehensive exams.             

6.9 Describe the disintegration of the Soviet Empire during Gorbachev Era and the emergence of Eastern European countries from satellites states to sovereign nation.

Writing assignments (scored by rubric), in class written activities (scored by rubric) and/or comprehensive exams.             

6.10 Describe China under communism from Mao to Deng and incident at Tiananmen Square.

Writing assignments (scored by rubric), in class written activities (scored by rubric) and/or comprehensive exams.             

6.11 Describe the emergence of the United States as a superpower.

Writing assignments (scored by rubric), in class written activities (scored by rubric) and/or comprehensive exams.             

6.12 Explain the development of Canada and the Latin America.

Writing assignments (scored by rubric), in class written activities (scored by rubric) and/or comprehensive exams.             

6.13 Explain the development in Society and Culture of the Western World.

Writing assignments (scored by rubric), in class written activities (scored by rubric) and/or comprehensive exams.             

General SLO7: Know the challenge of nation-building in Africa and the Middle East; and the development in South Asia, Southeast Asia, and East Asia.


Student Learning  Outcomes

Assessment Strategies

7.1 Describe the struggle for independence in Africa.

Writing assignments (scored by rubric), in class written activities (scored by rubric) and/or comprehensive exams.             

7.2 Explain Pan-Africanism and nationalism, and the destiny of Africa.

Writing assignments (scored by rubric), in class written activities (scored by rubric) and/or comprehensive exams.             

7.3 Describe the political and economic conditions in independent Africa.

Writing assignments (scored by rubric), in class written activities (scored by rubric) and/or comprehensive exams.             

7.4 Describe the continuity and change in modern African societies.

Writing assignments (scored by rubric), in class written activities (scored by rubric) and/or comprehensive exams.             

7.5 Describe the question of Palestine, Nasser and Pan-Arabism, the Arab-Israel dispute, and the revolution in Iran.

Writing assignments (scored by rubric), in class written activities (scored by rubric) and/or comprehensive exams.              

7.6 Describe the crisis in the Persian Gulf and conflict in Afghanistan and Iraq.

Writing assignments (scored by rubric), in class written activities (scored by rubric) and/or comprehensive exams.             

7.7 Describe society and culture in contemporary Middle East.

Writing assignments (scored by rubric), in class written activities (scored by rubric) and/or comprehensive exams.             

7.8 Explain the emergence of India and Pakistan; the Southeast Asian countries; Japan and the Little Tigers.

Writing assignments (scored by rubric), in class written activities (scored by rubric) and/or comprehensive exams.             

7.9 Describe the development of Australia and New Zealand.

Writing assignments (scored by rubric), in class written activities (scored by rubric) and/or comprehensive exams.             

7.10 Explain the East Asian Miracle.

Writing assignments (scored by rubric), in class written activities (scored by rubric) and/or comprehensive exams.             

 D.  COURSE CONTENT

  1. European exploration and expansion into the Americas, Africa, and Southeast Asia.
  2. The reform and state building in Europe.
  3. The rise of the Muslim empires.
  4. The development in the East Asian world.
  5. The intellectual revolution in the West.
  6. The development in the Americas.
  7. The rise imperialism and the emergence of anti-colonialism.
  8. The foreign imperialism and the industrialization in China.
  9. The war and revolution in the 20th century.
  10. The rise of nationalism in South Asia and Middle East.
  11. The rise of fascism in Europe and militarism in Japan.
  12. The East and West in the Cold War.
  13. The recovery and reconstruction in Europe.
  14. The challenge of nation-building in Africa and the Middle East.
  15. The development in South Asia, Southeast Asia, and East Asia.

E.  METHODS OF INSTRUCTION
Lecture and movies

F.  REQURIED TEXT(S) AND COURSE MATERIALS
Duiker, William J., and Jackson J. Spielvogel. World History (Sixth Edition). Belmont, CA: Wadsworth, 2010 (or most recent edition).

G. REFERENCE MATERIALS
None

H.  INSTRUCTIONAL COSTS
None

I.   EVALUATION
None

J.   CREDIT BY EXAMINATION
None


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