Western Civilization II – LETU HIST 2223/Honors
This course covers world events and significant movements from 1715 to the present, with a focus on the Western world. Particular attention is given to the progress of civilization and the development of society in modern history. Students will complete assignments based on readings each week and will have three exams plus one final exam. With an emphasis on historical research and writing, students will complete several short writing assignments and one short research paper. Important skills that students will learn in the research process are critical thinking, finding primary and secondary sources, conducting research and note-taking, and developing and defending a thesis.
Special Note: This course is available as dual credit; however, a student does not have to dual enroll to take the class.
Course description and class content developed by Susan Eggers for exclusive use with Excelsior Classes.
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D. Kagan, et. al., The Western Heritage, 11th edition, volume 2, ISBN: 9780205434510
(Combined volume may be purchased as long as it is the 11th edition.)
Susan Eggers holds a bachelor’s degree in history and a master’s degree in Russian history. She has completed coursework toward her Ph. D. and has conducted research in libraries and archives in Moscow and St. Petersburg. Her first teaching position was at the college level, and after she started homeschooling her three children in 2003, she began teaching history and geography online. She and her family live in upstate South Carolina, where they enjoy reading, gardening, and playing with their two large dogs.