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    Ohio University
   
 
  Dec 11, 2017
 
 
    
OHIO University Undergraduate Catalog 2017-18
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HIST 1220 - Western Civilization: Modernity from 1500


What is the West? Is there indeed a coherent, identifiable Western heritage? If so, what is distinctive about the West’s heritage? And what, further, is distinctive about the West’s modern heritage? Addresses these questions by way of an examination of major intellectual, cultural, and political developments from 1500 until the present. Topics to be considered include the Renaissance; the religious Reformations of the 16th- century; absolutism, constitutional monarchy, and enlightened despotism; the Scientific Revolution and the Enlightenment; the American and French Revolutions; industrialization and nation building; modernism; imperialism and the World Wars; and the rise and fall of totalitarian regimes in the 20th- century.

Credit Hours: 3
General Education Code: 2HL
Repeat/Retake Information: May be retaken two times excluding withdrawals, but only last course taken counts.
Lecture/Lab Hours: 3.0 lecture
Eligible Grades: A-F,WP,WF,WN,FN,AU,I



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