Course Abstract Details

HIST-101, Western Civilization 1

Credits: 3

This is a General Education Course

Course Description

HIST 101, Western Civilization 1, surveys classical, medieval, and early modern civilization, as well as its interactions with other civilizations including the world of Islam. The course examines political, economic, cultural, social, and religious history, and identifies sources of both violence and dialogue between different civilizations. Prerequisite: exemption/completion of READ-099. Credit by exam available. Three hours lecture each week. Three credits. Three billable hours. GENERAL EDUCATION

Course Objectives and Grading Information

MAJOR COURSE OBJECTIVES:    Upon completion of this course students will be able to: 

1. summarize and explain the major events, people, and ideas in western civilization, from Ancient Times through the Reformation, in order to show a clear, concise understanding of their various effects on today s world (GE1, GE2, PG1, PG2, PG4) 

2. communicate orally, by discussing original documents and key issues in western civilization from Ancient Times through the Reformation (GE1, GE2, PG1, PG2, PG4) 

3. demonstrate informational literacy; i.e. know when there is a need for information, and to be able to identify, locate, evaluate, and effectively use that information for the issue or problem at hand (GE2, GE4, PG1, PG4) 

4. express themselves in formal writing, by authoring papers such as essays, analyses, book reviews, or bibliographies that offer a clear and supported position on a tcomplex historical subject or event (GE1, GE2, GE4, PG1, PG2, PG4, PG5) 

5. think critically, from analyzing the successes and failures of the past and explaining and predicting how people with values and mindsets different from our own handle similar circumstances (GE2, GE6, GE7, PG1, PG2, PG3, PG4) 

6. make historical connections by recognizing contemporary behaviors, actions, and policies that demonstrate how people fail to learn lessons from those past successes and failures (GE2, GE7, PG1)

Learning Goals

The abbreviations in parentheses represent Learning Goals which have been identified for this course and program of study:

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