The Modern World

About This Course

Mr. Mike Zwolanek

Mr. Mike Zwolanek

“It’s my hope that taking The Modern World helps you to see the roots of our current society. We begin our study by examining a challenge to the Catholic Church’s monopoly in Europe, and we will continue to see challenges to beliefs and institutions as our course unfolds. Today, our western world expects to have democracy, personal liberty, and material goods in abundance, and a significant theme of our course is to examine how those expectations have come to be.”

Course Details

Code / Name: HUHI 130 − The Modern World   (3 credits)

Modern WorldDescription: An integrated study of civilization from the Middle Ages until the present. Broad areas of culture are covered as well as economic and social life, literature, art, music, philosophy, and religion as they relate to the period being studied, using political history as the unifying principle.

Required Text(s): Please use the online campus bookstore to locate required textbooks for the course. Make sure that you search using the correct course code and look for the course with the “OL” suffix in the drop-down list. (See Textbook Ordering Help.)

Course Workload Preview

The following preview of anticipated course workload is subject to instructor change.

  • Regular discussion forum posting and responses
  • Reading summary reports (approx. half page each)
  • 15 open-book quizzes
  • 6 tests (including a final exam) Tests will be a combination of objective questions and take-home essays