HIST-152: World History from 1500 CE to the Present

MCC HIST-152 Course Outcomes:

  1. Analyze the development of European government and society in the early modern era (152-1)
  2. Evaluate the increasing interaction between the West and the East throughout the 19th century (152-2)
  3. Assess the growth and development of imperial systems. (152-3)
  4. Analyze the role of technology in global expansion (152-4)
  5. Evaluate the role of political ideology in the development of 20th century societies (152-5)
  6. Compare varying gender roles across eras and regions (152-6)
  7. Evaluate the role of environmental factors in the development of human societies (152-7)
  8. Assess historical evidence (152-8)

The Sixteenth Century

Lucas kranakh

Portrait of Martin Luther by Lucas Cranach the Elder [Public domain], via Wikimedia Commons

The Age of Exploration and Exploitation
The Protestant Reformation
East Asia in the 16th Century

The Seventeenth Century

Copernicus sky

Copernicus’s conception of the sky [public domain from http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File%3ACopernicus_sky.jpg]

Absolutism: Jacques-Benigne Bossuet
The Scientific Revolution: Galileo’s Letter to Christina of Tuscany
Qing China: A Comparison of Christianity and Confucianism [from Columbia's Asia for Educators site]
Japan: Excerpt from Greater Learning for Women [from Columbia's Asia for Educators site]
Europe Encounters Africa

The Eighteenth Century

Haitian Revolution

The Haitian Revolution engraved in 1845 by anonymous French artist. (http://www.worldgallery.co.uk/) [Public domain], via Wikimedia Commons


The Islamic Empires

The Enlightenment Philosophy of John Locke
The Qing Dynasty
An Age of War and Revolution
Images of the French Revolution

The Nineteenth Century

Meiji Emperor

The Meiji Emperor By Uchida Kuichi [Public domain or Public domain], via Wikimedia Commons

Changing Politics: The People’s Charter
Workers and the Industrial Revolution: The Sadler Committee Report
Liberal Nationalism: Mazzini and Italy
Resisting Nationalisms in the Ottoman Empire
China’s Crises: The Treaty of Nanjing [from Columbia's Asia for Educators site]
Japan’s Meiji Restoration [from Columbia's Asia for Educators site]
Europe in Africa

The Twentieth Century

Map Europe alliances 1914-en

Alliances in Europe, 1914 By historicair (French original) Fluteflute & User:Bibi Saint-Pol (English translation) [CC-BY-SA-2.5-2.0-1.0 (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/2.5-2.0-1.0)], via Wikimedia Commons

The Modern Age and the Turn of the Century
Poetry of The Great War
The World Between Two Wars
A Second Great War: The Atomic Bomb
The Cold War and the World
The Post-Colonial World: India and non-Alignment