BYU Independent Study - Online Courses

World Civilization from 1500

HIST 202


$ 579.00

Instructor: Shawn William Miller PhD
Credits: 3.00

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World civilization from Renaissance to present; explores fundamental questions in the human experience, examines formative events in history, and seeks to teach value of important texts.

Course Content:

1. Europe Conquers the Sea, and Little Else
2. Europe Discovers Modernity--First
3. Making the New World New
4. American Plantations and African Slaves
5. Gunpowder Empires: Globalization and Isolation
6. Industry's Revolutions
7. Liberty's Revolutions: Seeking Order amidst Freedom and Change
8. British Imperialism in Africa, India, and China
9. Power Plays and Technological Leaps
10. Imperialism's Last Frontiers (Things Fall Apart)
11. World War and European Attrition
12. Another World War; and Feminine Liberation
13. Seeking Independence and Breaking Dependence
14. The Cold War; and Nature Under Siege
15. Economic Development; and The Ebbing of the Human Tide
16. Portfolio Submission

Online Courses:

Course materials are accessed online, and all assignments must be submitted online. Optional course readings may be available but do not include the self-check assignments or graded assignments.


Satisfies Brigham Young University core Global and Cultural Awareness and Civilization 2 requirements.