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HSTR 101B - Western Civilization I


Credit(s): 4

This course covers prehistoric days to the mid-17th century, with emphasis on the political, social, cultural, and economic aspects of the great civilizations of the earlier period, and the revolutions in politics, commerce, industry, and science which ushered in the modern era. (Fall Semester)

Course Learning Outcomes: Upon completion of the course, students will be able to
  • Identify the emergence of early civilizations.
  • Understand the key role of classical Greece in Western Civilization.
  • Comprehend the broad influence of Rome from republic to empire.
  • Explain the rise of Christianity in Western and Eastern rites.
  • Recognize the influence of Byzantine and Islamic culture in the Middle Ages.
  • Identify the major elements of Medieval society and culture.
  • Show the reasons for the decline of Medieval society.
  • Describe the Reformation and its impact on society.
  • Understand the emergence of the early modern state.
  • Evaluate multiple perspectives to arrive at and articulate their own conclusion.



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