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Course SummaryHistory 102: Western Civilization II has been evaluated and recommended for 3 semester hours and may be transferred to over 2,000 colleges and universities. The course can be accessed on any Internet-connected device, and it can help any student who wants a cheaper and faster way to earn college credit.
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|Lesson 1 - Introduction to Western Civilization II Course|
The course objective is to examine the history of Western civilization from the days of the Holy Roman Empire through post-World War II Europe and Asia.
Your grade for this course will be calculated out of 300 points. The minimum score required to pass and earn real college credit for this course is 210 points, or an overall course grade of 70%. The table below shows the assignments you must complete and how they'll be incorporated into the overall grade.
|Proctored Final Exam||200|
Quizzes are meant to test your comprehension of each lesson as you progress through the course. Here's a breakdown of how you will be graded on quizzes and how they'll factor into your final score:
- You will have 3 attempts to take each quiz for a score.
- The highest score of your first 3 attempts will be recorded as your score for each quiz.
- When you've completed the course, the highest scores from your first 3 attempts at each quiz will be averaged together and weighed against the total possible points for quizzes. For instance, if your average quiz score is 85%, you'll receive 85 out of 100 possible points for quizzes.
- After your initial 3 attempts, you can take a quiz for practice as many times as you'd like.
- You will need to pass each quiz with a score of at least 80% to earn course progress for the lesson. However, it is not necessary to earn 80% within the first three quiz attempts.
Proctored Final Exam
The proctored final exam is a cumulative test designed to ensure that you've mastered the material in the course.
- You'll earn points equivalent to the percentage grade you receive on your proctored final. (So if you earn 90% on the final, that's 180 points toward your final grade.)
- If you're unsatisfied with your score on the exam, you'll be eligible to retake the exam after a 3-day waiting period.
- You can only retake the exam twice, so be sure to use your study guide and fully prepare yourself before you take the exam again.
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Upon completion of this course, you will be able to:
- Compare and contrast how absolutism and constitutionalism affected Western Europe and how power shifted in the old empires through Western and Eastern Europe
- Explain world economies in the 1700s and society and culture of the 18th century
- Analyze the leaders of the scientific revolution and the enlightenment, breakthroughs within science and the effects on societies and political theory
- Examine the French Revolution and the rise of Napoleon, his reign of terror and the fall of his empire
- Outline the agricultural revolution, the industrial revolution and the British Reform movement
- Demonstrate the political developments, such as liberalism, radicalism, republicanism and socialism, and the various revolutions resulting throughout Europe and the Americas
- Illustrate the spread of Nationalism and the second industrial revolution throughout Europe and the Americas in 19th and early 20th century
- Discuss imperialism in the 19th and 20th century
- Examine the main causes of WWI and study the famous battles
- Analyze what happened in Europe and Asia between the World Wars
- Categorize what caused WWII, why and how America entered the fight, and the development and use of the atom bomb
- Investigate the world following WWII and learn about economic and political reconstruction in Europe, the Chinese revolution and the creation of Taiwan
There are no prerequisites for this course.
History 102 consists of short video lessons that are organized into topical chapters. Each video is approximately 5-10 minutes in length and comes with a quick quiz to help you measure your learning. The course is completely self-paced. Watch lessons on your schedule whenever and wherever you want.
At the end of each chapter, you can complete a chapter test to see if you're ready to move on or have some material to review. Once you've completed the entire course, take the practice test and use the study tools in the course to prepare for the proctored final exam. You may take the proctored final exam whenever you are ready.
How Credit Recommendations Work
This course has been evaluated and recommended by both ACE and NCCRS for 3 semester hours in the lower division baccalaureate degree category. To apply for transfer credit, follow these steps:
- If you already have a school in mind, check with the registrar to see if the school will grant credit for courses recommended by either ACE or NCCRS.
- Complete History 102 by watching video lessons and taking short quizzes.
- Take the History 102 final exam directly on the Study.com site.
- Request a transcript to be sent to the accredited school of your choice!
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|Introduction to Western Civilization II||Get a comprehensive overview of the topics covered in this Western Civilization II course.|
|Absolutism and Constitutionalism in Western Europe (1648-1715)||Examine the Thirty Years' War, the decline of Spain and the Dutch Republic's Golden Age. Take a look at outcomes of the English Civil War, the accomplishments of Louis XIV's France and causes of the War of the Spanish Succession.|
|Power Shifts in Eastern Europe (1648-1740)||Chart the decline of the Holy Roman Empire and Ottoman Empire. See how Austria and Prussia rose to power. Study the partition of Poland.|
|Empire and Expansion in the 18th Century (1700-1799)||Explore world economies in the 1700s alongside 18th century society and culture. Find out more about the Peace of Utrecht, the War of Austrian Succession and the Seven Years' War.|
|The Scientific Revolution and the Enlightenment (1500-1790)||Discover the impacts of breakthroughs in medicine and chemistry during the Scientific Revolution. Learn about the theories triggering political reforms and revolution in Europe and America.|
|The French Revolution and Napoleon Bonaparte (1780-1815)||Examine phases of the French Revolution. Study the rise of Napoleon, his military expansion and his eventual defeat.|
|Industrialization (1700-1900)||Discover the causes of Europe's agricultural and industrial revolutions. See how the innovations of this period affected economics and politics in the Western world.|
|Political Developments (1760-1848)||Explore the political ideas characterizing liberalism, radicalism, republicanism, socialism and communism. Learn more about revolutions and revolts in Europe, Russia and Latin America during this time period.|
|The Age of Nationalism (1850-1914)||Study outcomes of the Crimean war, the unification of Italy, the unification of Germany, the creation of Austria-Hungary and reform in Russia. Learn about the America Civil War, the creation of Canada and the westernization of Japan.|
|European Life and Trends (1850-1914)||Take a look at the 19th century world economy, European demographic trends and political developments around the time of the Second Industrial Revolution. Discover what was happening in science, art, religion and philosophy.|
|Imperialism in the 19th and 20th Centuries||Study the motives and consequences behind European and U.S. imperialism in Africa and Asia. Explore causes of the Russo-Turkish War|
|World War I (1914-1919)||Examine causes of WWI and study famous battles. Take a look at America's entry and Russia's exit, the Peace of Paris and consequences of the war. Study a timeline of the Russian Revolution and the creation of the U.S.S.R.|
|Between the World Wars (1919-1939)||Contrast gains in democracy after 1919 with the rise of fascism in Italy, Spain, Germany and Russia. Learn more about interwar conflict in Asia and examine the impact of the Great Depression on the U.S. and Europe.|
|World War II (1939-1945)||Discover what caused WWII and learn why America entered the fight. Explore important aspects of this conflict, such as the Holocaust, the use of the atomic bomb and the outcomes of the Yalta and Potsdam conferences.|
|Western Civilization Since 1945||Explore economic and political reconstruction in Europe following WWII. Examine the creation of Israel, the Chinese Revolution and post-war independence movements. Study Cold War era conflicts, the space race and the fall of the Soviet Union. Take a look at religion, philosophy, science, technology, politics, art and culture since 1945.|
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|Completed the entire History 102: Western Civilization II course and achieved 100% Course Progress.|
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