- Identify the major concepts, persons, and events that contributed to nation building and the war for order in the eighteenth century.
- Compare and contrast the rise of Eastern and Western Europe.
- Describe the change in European and world culture resulting from Enlightenment-era philosophies.
- Describe the impact of the French Revolution on political, economic, and social world order.
- Describe the rise and fall of Napoleon Bonaparte and explain his legacy.
- Compare and contrast the benefits and burdens of industrialization.
- Examine the effects of the Industrial Revolution in England on Western society and describe the causes for its rapid growth.
- Identify and describe the people, ideas, and technologies that radically changed the traditional social, economic, and political environment of the early nineteenth century.
- Explain the change in Western culture resulting from unification era politics.
- Summarize the evolution of Imperialism and compare and contrast the various methods of imperial indoctrination.
- Compare and contrast the major political, economic, and social reforms that ignited a mass emigration of European peoples to the U.S. during the late nineteenth and early twentieth century.
- Define evolution and explain the conflict between evolutionary theory and religious theology.
- Identify the root causes and explain how World War I changed world order.
- Describe the struggles of the Western world during postwar recovery.
- Compare and contrast the various technologies, battles, and strategies that affected the outcome of WWII.
- Examine the social, economic, and political changes that have occurred in the twentieth century, and describe the role of the United States, China, and the Soviet Union as world super powers.
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Cost and Schedule
Guild provides reduced cost education for working adults. We’ll help you have an affordable path to move your education forward.
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The Lifelong Learning Credit (up to $2000) and the American Opportunity Tax Credit* (up to $2500) are both available annually to eligible U.S. students.
Guild negotiates reduced tuition with partner colleges and programs, giving you affordable options from the start.
Guild works with your employer to offer corporate tuition assistance to qualified employees.
Guild is committed to reduce the cost of higher education for hard-working adults. We'll help make an affordable path to move your education forward.
* The American Opportunity Tax Credit is only available for eligible students in undergrad or master's degree programs. All other funding categories are available for all eligible students. Please check with your individual employer to verify your eligibility.
Guild is designed for working adults. With 100% online classes, you work and study when it’s most convenient for you.
Your team is here to support you through admissions, the financial aid process, and each of your classes
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Student in Guild's Management Training Program, starting her degree at CSU Global in 2017
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B.A. in Special Education (K-12) at Western Governors University
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San Jose, California
Frequently Asked Questions
- Apply to this offering.
- Complete the SmarterMeasure assessment related to your online learning style.
- In certain cases, you will need to submit your unofficial transcripts to Guild.
- A path to finish your degree or take graduate courses, at little to no cost
- A personal college and career adviser to help you navigate programs and offerings
- Online classes that allow you to work at your own pace
- Relevant classes and programs designed to help you advance in your career
- Credit recognition for past college credits and corporate credits towards your degrees
- Students first: We're here to help you, and you come first in our world. In exchange, we expect you give your all and to support your fellow classmates.
- We learn best by doing: Experimentation, learning by doing, feedback and reflection lay at the core of every learning experience with Guild.
- Feedback makes us better, in fact, it’s a gift: Practice only makes perfect when we get feedback on how to improve.
- Reflection is a need-to-have, not a nice-to-have: Reflection allows us to digest the learnings and feedback we’ve received.
- Community matters: We’re all in this together and we expect all Guild members to appreciate the role we play in each other’s learning experience.