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.
Office: C-101

Richard Ivey, M.S.
Adjunct Instructor

Mary McClendon, MAT
Adjunct Instructor

James A. Padgett, M.A.
Adjunct Instructor


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:

  1. Read all assigned materials.
  2. Attend and participate in class discussions.
  3. Complete study guides and notes from class discussions and lectures.
  4. Courses taught under the auspices of the Social and Behavioral Sciences will include an oral component, oral presentations and/or classroom discussions.

Note: Online and Distance Learning courses will not contain the oral component.

Chapters are as follow:

19. New Worldviews and Ways of Life, 1540-1790
20. Africa and the World 1400-1800
21. Continuity and Change in East Asia 1400-1800
22. Revolutions in the Atlantic World 1775-1825
23. The Revolution in Energy and Industry 1760-1850
24. Ideologies of Change in Europe 1815-1914
25. Africa, The Ottoman Empire, and the New Imperialism 1800-1914
26. Asia and the Pacific in the Era of Imperialism 1810-1910
27. The Americas in the Age of Liberalism 1810-1914
28. World War and the Revolution 1914-1929
29. Nationalism in Asia 1914-1939
30. The Great Depression and World War II 1929-1945
31. Decolonization, Revolution and the Cold War 1945-1968
32. Liberalization 1968-2000s
33. The Contemporary World in Historical Perspective


College-wide policies and resources

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