COURSE RATIONALE: All students should have an understanding of the history of western civilization to help them understand why countries have the policies and traditions they do. This course fulfills part of the Global Awareness Competency Requirement. CATALOG DESCRIPTION: HIS 102: History of Western Civilization Since 1715. This course moves the development of Western Civilization from the Enlightenment to the French Revolution and Napoleon and the Industrial Revolution through the 19th century to explain nationalism, communism, fascism, collective security, the Cold War, and other major experiences of the 20th century world. History 102 may be taken before History 101.