CUL542 - Modern Civilization

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Subject Title
Modern Civilization

Subject Description
This semester will examine the evolution of the major ideas and institutions of Modern Western Civilization and its interaction with selected non-western cultures, from the rise of modern European states at the end of the fifteenth century, to the global interdependence of the contemporary world at the end of the twentieth century.

Credit Status
General Education Option: Category 1 - Culture & Communications

Learning Outcomes
Upon successful completion of this subject the student will be able to:

1. Discuss the political evolution of Western Europe from the Renaissance to modern times
2. Explain the economic factors that affected the development of modern civilization
3. Discuss how the past has shaped the present.
4. Identify and discuss the beliefs, values and customs which are central to the development of modern civilization.

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