2021-2022 Pierce College Catalog 
    
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PCADA 053 Modern World History (ABE) (5 credits)



Course Description
This course meets Washington State’s requirement for modern world history. This course is designed to develop students’ awareness, appreciation and understanding of world history. Students explore major themes and developments that have shaped the modern world, including geography, human rights, revolution and democracy.

Student Outcomes
Unit Outline 1: Global Expansion and Encounters (1450-1750)
• Understands how themes and their developments help to define eras in world history

• Analyzes change and continuity within a historical time period

• Identifies major world regions and understands their cultural roots

• Understands the causes and effects of voluntary and involuntary migration in the world in the past or present

• Understands how the geography of expansion and encounter has shaped global politics and economics in the past or present

Unit Outline 2: Age of Revolutions (1750-1914)
• Understands how themes and their developments help to define eras in world history

• Analyzes how individuals and movements have shaped world history

• Analyzes how cultures and cultural groups have shaped world history

• Analyzes how the costs and benefits of economic choices have shaped events in the world in the past or present

• Analyzes and evaluates how technology and ideas have shaped world history

• Evaluates multiple reasons or factors to develop a position paper or presentation

• Creates strategies to avoid plagiarism and respects intellectual property when developing a paper or presentation

Unit Outline 3: International Conflicts (1870-Present)
• Understands how themes and their developments help to define eras in world history

• Analyzes the multiple causal factors of conflicts in world history

• Analyzes and interprets historical materials from a variety of perspectives in world history

• Analyzes consequences of positions on an issue or event

• Evaluates the precision of a position on an issue or event

• Evaluates the impact of various forms of government on people in the past or present

• Creates strategies to avoid plagiarism and respects intellectual property when developing a paper or presentation

Unit Outline 4: Emergence and Development of New Nations (1900-Present)
• Understands how themes and their developments help to define eras in world history

• Understands and analyzes how planned and market economies have shaped the production, distribution, and consumption of goods, services, and resources around the world in the past or present

• Analyzes how and why countries have specialized in the production of particular goods and services in the past or present

• Analyzes the costs and benefits of government trade policies from around the world in the past or present

• Analyzes and evaluates how people across the world have addressed issues involved with the distribution of resources and sustainability in the past or present

• Creates and uses research questions that are tied to an essential question to focus inquiry on an idea, issue, or event

• Evaluates the validity, reliability, and credibility of sources when researching an issue or event

• Evaluates one’s own viewpoint and the viewpoints of others in the context of a discussion

Unit Outline 5:
• Understands how themes and their developments help to define eras in world history

• Analyzes and evaluates human interaction with the environment across the world in the past or present

• Understands and analyzes examples of ethnocentrism

• Analyzes how an understanding of world history can help us prevent problems today

READING STRAND of College and Career Readiness Standards
• Application: cite specific textual evidence to support analysis of primary and secondary sources, attending to such features as the date and origin of the information.
• Analyze in detail a series of events described in a text; determine whether earlier events caused later ones or simply preceded them.
• Compare the point of view of two or more authors for how they treat the same or similar topics, including which details they include and emphasize in their respective accounts.
• Integrate quantitative or technical analysis (e.g., charts, research data) with qualitative analysis in print or digital text.
• Application: compare and contrast treatments of the same topic in several primary and secondary sources.

WRITING STRAND of College and Career Readiness Standards
• Write arguments to support claims in an analysis of substantive topics or texts, using valid reasoning and relevant and sufficient evidence.
• Write informative/explanatory texts to examine and convey complex ideas and information clearly and accurately through the effective selection, organization, and analysis of content.
• Write narratives to develop real or imagined experiences or events using effective technique, well-chosen details and well-structured event sequences.
• Produce clear and coherent writing in which the development, organization, and style are appropriate to task, purpose, and audience.
• Develop and strengthen writing as needed by planning, revising, editing, rewriting, or trying a new approach.
• Use technology, including the Internet, to produce and publish writing and to interact and collaborate with others.
• Conduct short as well as more sustained research projects based on focused questions, demonstrating understanding of the subject under investigation.
• Gather relevant information from multiple print and digital sources, assess the credibility and accuracy of each source, and integrate the information while avoiding plagiarism.
• Draw evidence from literary or informational texts to support analysis, reflection, and research.



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