Montgomery College 2022-2023 Catalog 
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HIST 117 - World History: A Comparative Survey from A.D. 1500 to the Present


One of two related courses (with HIST 116 ), which may be taken in either order. These courses cover the world’s great cultures, religious and political systems. They offer the student an opportunity to understand contemporary life in terms of the accumulated cultural experiences of the world and to appreciate the growing interdependence of modern nations. HIST 117  is a comparative course covering autonomous local developments in the various parts of the world as well as the settling of the New World; the scientific and industrial revolutions and their diffusion; Western dominance of the non-Western world and its decline; the rise of mass societies, Marxism, worldwide revolutions; the effects of two world wars; the struggles to modernize. Assessment Level(s): ENGL 101 /ENGL 011 , READ 120 . Three hours each week.

3 semester hours

Course Outcomes:
Upon course completion, a student will be able to:

  • Appreciate and analyze the diverse cultures and perspectives in a global approach to history.
  • Demonstrate understanding of the impact of geography on the development of culture and economy.
  • Demonstrate understanding of the development of the industrial revolution and analyze the impact of industrialized nations on the world economy, as well as their impact on specific countries that did not industrialize.
  • Explain the growing interdependence of modern nations.
  • Analyze the impact of technology and literacy on the emergence of mass societies.
  • Explain the impact of ideologies and war on the twentieth century world.

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