Course Description & Objectives

History of Civilization

Since 1648

HIS 113, Sections D & H, Georgetown College

Course Description: A study of world civilizations from 1648 to the present. The course will be taught on a chronological or topical basis and attempt to combine historical interpretation with a general interpretation of the knowledge of the significant developments of man's past.

Course Objectives: Students will be able to identify and discuss the major political, economic, intellectual, social, and religious forces which have influenced the development of civilization from 1648 to the present time.

The college catalog lists institutional objectives for the general requirements core (1999-2000 Catalog, p. 25). The History of Civilization courses speak directly or indirectly to most of those objectives. More specifically, the courses seek:

  • To provide a core of knowledge illustrating the evolution, continuity, and interconnectedness of human societies;
  • To heighten understanding of diverse cultures and the value of diversity within cultures;
  • To explore the local and global community through investigation of economic, political, intellectual, environmental and theological developments;
  • To examine topics of aesthetic, ethical, and social consequence;
  • To employ critical thinking, analytical reasoning, and problem solving in interpreting history; and
  • To promote effective communication skills through written and verbal expression.

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