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HIS 102: History of Western Civilization II - Modern European History

Modern European History

"A survey of western civilization covers the period from the middle of the seventeenth century to the twenty-first century. The course begins with the Scientific Revolution, Enlightenment and the French Revolution, and then proceeds to look at other challenges in society and culture and the impact of the West on the rest of the world through imperialism, totalitarianism and conflict. The Cold War and the modern period conclude the course."

Essential Terms for HIS 102

A biography is a type of writing that tells the real history of the life of a man or woman, one who made a significant contribution to the world. If that person is the author as well as the subject of the writing, it is known as an autobiography.

Primary Sources are "manuscripts, first-person diaries, oral histories, letters, interview, photographs, maps, films, sound recordings, music song sheets--fragments of history, incomplete in themselves, but when assembled, analyzed, and researched, they can provide personal insights, human drama, and deep historical understandings." Secondary sources are works that comment on primary sources.
Veccia, Susan H. 2004. Uncovering our history: teaching with primary sources. Chicago: American Library Association.

Civilization is "a unified social system.. invested with notions of technological advances and cultural complexity characterized by hierarchical organization."
"Civilization". 1993. In Bloomsbury Guide to Human Thought, edited by Kenneth McLeish. London: Bloomsbury. http://search.credoreference.com/content/entry/bght/civilization/0

Enlightenment- term applied to the mainstream of thought of 18th-century Europe and America. 

"Enlightenment." The Columbia Encyclopedia, Paul Lagasse, and Columbia University, Columbia University Press, 7th edition,         2017. Credo Reference.  June 2018.

Colonialism- The term colonialism describes a dominant form of cultural exploitation that developed with the expansion of Europe over the last 400 years.

Ashcroft, Bill. "Colonialism." Blackwell Encyclopedias in Social Sciences: The Wiley-Blackwell Encyclopedia of Globalization, George Ritzer, Wiley, 1st edition, 2012. Credo Reference, http://ezproxy.mc3.edu/login?qurl=https%3A%2F%2Fsearch.credoreference.com%2Fcontent%2Ftopic%2Fcolonialism%3FinstitutionId%3D1681. Accessed 19 Jun. 2018.

Imperialism- Imperialism is a form of relationship characterized by conquest, expansion, domination and subjugation. It is a term which represents the interests.

"imperialism." The Columbia Encyclopedia, Paul Lagasse, and Columbia University, Columbia University Press, 7th edition, 2017. Credo Reference, http://ezproxy.mc3.edu/login?qurl=https%3A%2F%2Fsearch.credoreference.com%2Fcontent%2Fentry%2Fcolumency%2Fimperialism%2F0%3FinstitutionId%3D1681. Accessed 19 Jun. 2018.

Totalitarianism-  a modern autocratic government in which the state involves itself in all facets of society, including the daily life of its citizens. A totalitarian government seeks to control not only all economic and political matters but the attitudes, values, and beliefs of its population, erasing the distinction between state and society. The citizen's duty to the state becomes the primary concern of the community, and the goal of the state is the replacement of existing society with a perfect society.

"totalitarianism." The Columbia Encyclopedia, Paul Lagasse, and Columbia University, Columbia University Press, 7th edition, 2017. Credo Reference, http://ezproxy.mc3.edu/login?qurl=https%3A%2F%2Fsearch.credoreference.com%2Fcontent%2Ftopic%2Ftotalitarianism%3FinstitutionId%3D1681. Accessed 19 Jun. 2018.

French Revolution- The French Revolution has made an impact on global history. The revolution of 1789 was one of the most prominent elements in historical master.

"French Revolution." The Columbia Encyclopedia, Paul Lagasse, and Columbia University, Columbia University Press, 7th edition, 2017. Credo Reference, http://ezproxy.mc3.edu/login?qurl=https%3A%2F%2Fsearch.credoreference.com%2Fcontent%2Fentry%2Fcolumency%2Ffrench_revolution%2F0%3FinstitutionId%3D1681. Accessed 19 Jun. 2018.