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This guide contains supplemental resources to accompany the course History 1063: Modern Western Civilization.

Course Information

This course covers the unfolding of the pattern of modern western civilization from the Renaissance to current times. Course content includes the Age of Revolution, the beginnings of industrialism in the nineteenth century and the social, economic, and political factors of recent world history.

Students who successfully complete this course will be able to:

  • Identify key events, developments, and trends in the rise of western civilizations from the Renaissance to the present.
  • Define historical terms from modern civilization
  • Synthesize key information to explain the contributions of western civilizations and cultures.
  • Communicate the significance or impact of major events and figures in Modern western civilization. 

The textbook for this course is free, and is located here:

This guide contains supplemental information about each historical era covered by the course, as well as helpful library resources.

Books and Articles

Books: TCC Library has print books at each campus and E-books for online use. 

Articles: To find articles, visit the A to Z list of databases on the library's webpage.

Use Discovery Search to find books, videos, e-books, etc. If the item is held by TCC. the record will provide location information. If the item is digital, there will be a link for online access. Discovery also searches a sampling of our more commonly used databases for articles relating to your search terms.

Library FAQs

History Databases

These databases include history-related material that will be useful for your writing assignments. They are accessible through the A-Z list of databases on the library's website.

History Resources

Here are some non-database resources with historical information you may find useful for your work in this course:

Smarthistory: contains images and historical explanations of important works of art.

World History Commons: includes peer-reviewed content for world history teachers, scholars, and students. 

Liberty, Equality, Fraternity: Exploring the French Revolution: this site includes 250 images, 350 text documents, 13 songs, 13 maps, a timeline, and a glossary as well as 12 topical essays about the French Revolution.

The Medici Archive Project: The Medici Archive Project (MAP) was founded  to foster the study of the Mediceo del Principato, the epistolary collection of the Medici Grand Dukes, dating from 1537 to 1743.

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