History 102-History of Western Civilization II

Professor: Anne Parrella, Ph.D. Please email (aparrella@tcc.edu) or call (757-822-5227) for more information.

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Welcome to History 102.  (If it is your first online course please review this information before your registration.).  

There will be one required meeting on campus in addition to a required for the final exam.

This course surveys the development of the West from 1600 to the present.  Essentially it is a story about the rise of Western European states from a position of relative weakness in the seventeenth century to global preeminence by 1914.  The years from 1914 to 1945 witnessed the political and moral collapse of Europe.  Since 1945, Europe has recovered much of her vitality.  The fall of communism, the re-unification of Germany, and the effort towards European union seem to point towards a new European future.