CRC19: Courses

HIST 302 History of Western Civilization

Units: 3

Hours: 54 hours LEC

Prerequisite: None.

Advisory: ENGWR 300

Transferable: CSU; UC


This is a survey of Western Civilization from 1600 to the present. The course will trace the development and advancement of European nation-states from early modernization to the crises of the World Wars. In addition to political analysis, emphasis will be placed upon the ideological and socio-economic structures that developed during the last four hundred years of the 20th century. Finally, the effects of the Cold War and decolonization will also be addressed.

Student Learning Outcomes

Upon completion of this course, the student will be able to:

demonstrate an understanding of Western Civilization from the 17th century to the present (SLO #1).