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Introduction to Western Civilization II Chapter Summary
In this chapter, you'll have a full description of the outline and contents of this ACE-approved Western Civilization II course. This brief overview explains the events, historical figures and influences of western civilization. Topics you'll encounter in this course include:
- European empires and governments in history
- Political, scientific, social and urban developments
- World War I and World War II from a European perspective
- Modern western cultures and societies
The introduction to this course offers you an excellent resource to help you understand the conceptual nature of this course and the contents it covers.
- It's brief: You'll have a full structured outline of the course to help you plan class or study time.
- It's useful: Understand the nature of the course to help you determine the best way to use it for your individual purposes.
- It's informative: Learn about the range of topics covered in the course and the added benefits afforded through completion of the course.
- It's thorough: This introduction takes you from the beginning of the course through to the end, explaining what you'll learn.
1. Introduction to Western Civilization II Course
Study.com's Western Civilization II course covers major events that have impacted the West from the sixteenth century to the present. The short, engaging video lessons present and analyze everything from the political and philosophical revolutions of the 1600s to World War II and the present day.
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Other chapters within the History 102: Western Civilization II course
- Absolutism and Constitutionalism in Western Europe (1648-1715)
- Power Shifts in Eastern Europe (1648-1740)
- Empire and Expansion in the 18th Century (1700-1799)
- The Scientific Revolution & the Enlightenment (1500-1790)
- The French Revolution and Napoleon Bonaparte (1780-1815)
- Industrialization (1700-1900)
- Political Developments (1760-1848)
- The Age of Nationalism (1850-1914)
- European Life and Trends (1850-1914)
- Imperialism in the 19th and 20th Centuries
- World War I (1914-1919)
- Between the World Wars (1919-1939)
- World War II (1939-1945)
- Western Civilization Since 1945
- Studying for History 102