World History II

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Course Description:
This course is a comprehensive global perspective of world history. It is the study of all geographical areas and civilizations. It identifies and explores and links among civilization that produce a multi-centered world history while paying particular attention to unique identities and contributions. It examines briefly the various political and economic systems, religions, philosophies, and renowned leaders of the world civilizations and societies. The perspective is multicultural and multifaceted to affect a more integrated understanding of global development. This course spans the eras from the Enlightenment to the present. This course has been designated as an international/diversity course.


Course Details


Robert L. Ivey, M.S.

Richard Ivey, M.S.

Mary McClendon, MAT

James A. Padgett, M.A.


Required textbooks/ course materials:

Weisner-Hanks, M. et. al. (2018). A History of World Societies. 12th ed. Boston: Bedford/St. Martin, 2018. ISBN: 9781319058951 (paperback)


Assignment/course outline:

See your Instructor First Day Handout for individual instructor assignment schedule.


Discipline-level learning outcomes:

SS-1 Identify behaviors and social trends, using appropriate research methodologies.

SS-2 Identify global influences on social, behavioral, and historical issue.

SS-3 Examine significant historical events.

SS-4 Identify differences and commonalities within diverse cultures.


Course-level learning outcomes:

Course-level student learning outcomesDiscipline-level learning outcomesAssessment methods

Identify contemporary social and political crisis to their philosophical and cultural roots.

SS-1, SS-2, SS-3, SS-4

Quizzes, documented essays, unit tests, tests

Examine the social and cultural traditions of ethnic groups within societies and how ethnic groups are impacted by the larger society.

SS-1, SS-3, SS-4

Tests, writing assignments

Examine Modern world development in the light of multicultural and social influences.


Tests, writing assignments

Analyze the relationships among world cultures and how those relationships shape world events.

SS-1, SS-2, SS-3, SS-4

Tests, writing assignments


Means of accomplishing learning outcomes:

The course instructor will be delivering course content through class discussions on the material using visual aids or through the learning management system in online classes.

Students are expected to attend class, read assigned materials and are encouraged to ask questions.

In-class teaching strategies may include: participation, lecture, presentations, and examinations. Student attendance and participation is expected. Students are expected to read all assigned material and complete assignments in a timely manner.

Office appointments will be made to address student’s questions progress.

Tutoring will be available through the Academic Center for Excellence (ACE Lab).

The Instructor will:

  • Lecture and lead class discussions.
  • Assign textbook reading to supplement lectures.
  • Provide study guides for reading and lectures.
  • Hold weekly office hours.


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