World History - Southwestern Illinois College

History 101-World Civilization I

Did you know that the Age of Exploration was rooted in new technologies and ideas?

Primary among these were advances in cartography, navigation, and shipbuilding.

History 102-World Civilization II

Did you know that six key ideas came out of the Age of Enlightenment?

They were deism, liberalism, republicanism, conservatism, toleration, and scientific progress.

” Core class

Most recommended for future history majors!

This course is a survey of world history from the birth of civilization to the beginning of the Age of Exploration at the close of the 15th century.

Subjects discussed will include the evolution of Greek, Roman, Chinese, Japanese, Islamic, and Native American civilizations; the development of the great world religions; and the birth and growth of Europe. This course will conclude with a discussion and a review of the Age of Exploration.

Semester(s) Offered: ALL
Requisite: Eligible for ENG 101 or concurrent with ENG 97.
Type: T, IAI-S2 912N 

This course is a survey of world history from the Age of Exploration to modern times. Subjects discussed
include the stabilization and growth of Europe.

Europe’s impact on the Americas, the development of non-Western civilizations, the age of Enlightenment and
revolution in Europe, the development of industrialization, nationalism, imperialism, and the major events of
the twentieth century.

Semester(s) Offered: ALL
Requisite: Eligible for ENG 101.

Type: T, IAI-S2 913N

Other History Classes

This course is a review of the history and development of Latin America, beginning with the peopling of the
Western hemisphere and the evolution of the native states of Central and South America.

Specific subjects covered include the Spanish conquest and its effects on the Americas, the Latin American
revolutions and the post-revolutionary period, and the rise and development of the modern Latin American states.

The course concludes with a review of modern developments and current events in Latin America. Completion of
this course fulfills the third world culture requirement for graduation from Southwestern Illinois College.

Semester(s) Offered: SPRING
Requisite: Eligible for ENG 101.
Type: T, IAI-S2 920N

A broad overview of the historic, economic, political, social and cultural development of the African continent.

Particular emphasis will be upon the background of this area and how this impacted its development and importance to the industrialized world. Completion of this course fulfills the Non-Western Culture requirements for graduation from Southwestern Illinois College

Semester(s) Offered: FALL
Requisite: Eligible for ENG 101.
Type: T, IAI-S2 920N

The course is an introduction to the area and nations which comprise Asia.

The historical, political, and religious evolution of Asia will be reviewed, along with the development and current status of regional and national problems which confront the area.

Completion of this course fulfills the Non-Western Culture requirement for graduation from SWIC.

Semester(s) Offered: FALL
Requisite: Eligible for ENG 101.
Type: T, IAI-S2 920N

A survey of the history of the world ís religions with an emphasis upon each faith ís origins, important leaders, mythology and doctrine, organizational development, and influence upon society.

Primal religions, Hinduism, Buddhism, Jainism, Sikhism, Confucianism, Taoism, Shinto, Judaism, Christianity, and Islam are among the religions examined. The approach of the course is open and unbiased, promoting the intellectual study of religion.

Completion of this course fulfills the Non-Western Culture requirement for graduation from Southwestern.

Semester(s) Offered: ALL
Requisite: Eligible for ENG 101.
Type: T, IAI-H5 904N

Would You Like To Know More?

For more information about World History, please contact Prof. Ray Webb at 618-235-2700, ext. 5584 or raymond.webb@swic.edu

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