HIST 101 - Western Civilization, Modern (GT-HI1)

  • 3 credits

The course provides a broad overview of the development of Western civilizations from about 1500 to the present. The main geographic focus of the course will be Europe and North America, including their relationships to the rest of the world. The course will draw on political, economic, cultural, and environmental histories.

This course meets the All-University Core Curriculum (AUCC) requirements for Historical Perspectives (Category 3D) and is approved under gtPathways in the content area of History (GT-HI1).

Textbooks and Materials

Textbooks and materials can be purchased at the CSU Bookstore unless otherwise indicated.


  • Cultures of the West, Vol. 2, Since 1350, 2nd Ed. (2016)
    Backman, Clifford R.
    ISBN: 978-0190240479
  • The Great Acceleration (2014)
    McNeill, J.R.
    ISBN: 978-0674545038


Dan Stephen