Western Civilization II
No matter what you major in, you’ll probably find that you’ve got to take Western Civ II. Even if it's not required, understanding the development of the Western world is critically important in today’s increasingly globalized world. But who wants to sit through Western Civ II in a huge lecture hall with hundreds of students when you can take it on your own, online, and enjoy live, one-on-one help when you need it with StraighterLine?
Western Civ II is where modern history really gets interesting. The French Revolution! Word War II! The Cold War! You’ll study dictators and despots like Napoleon, Hitler and Stalin – and the philosophers, artists, writers, thinkers and inventors who inspired the world to become the one we live in today. Get a comprehensive overview of concepts, people, and events that shaped Western culture from the eighteenth to the twenty-first centuries. Topics include: the rise of Eastern and Western Europe; the Enlightenment-era philosophies; the impact of the French Revolution on political, social, and economic world order; and the effects of the industrial revolution on Western society. Unification-era politics; various methods of imperial indoctrination; and major political, economic, and social reforms are explored, along with the root causes and strategies that affected the outcomes of WWI and WWII. You’ll also examine the social, economic, and political changes that occurred in the twentieth century, including the fall of communism and the rise of the Global Village.
Online Western Civilization II is transferable for 3-credits and comes with:
Choose your online Western Civilization II course options below:
Do you prefer self-paced courses, or do you want to study as part of a small group (cohort) of students? Maybe even a professor-led course? Choosing the right course takes more than just knowing how it works. Which courses are our best values? Most popular? Highest rated by students like you?
Click on the courses below to find out more about your online course options, or to enroll right now.