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Course Description

A study of major elements in Western heritage from the ancient world to the eighteenth century. Course will survey intellectual, political, social, economic and cultural development of the Western World. (C-ID: HIST 170) ADVISORY: Eligible for English 1A.

Learning Outcomes

  • Evaluate the development of various human institutions and assess how societies changed, benefited, and were damaged by them
  • Compare various economic and political structures used in western civilizations, and their effects
  • Analyze the various approaches taken in Western civilizations to problems such as the individual vs. the community, free will vs. pre-ordination, empire vs. self containment
  • Research and explain major ideas, religious developments, and social movements basic to Western civilization. Research and appraise the stratification of societies according to gender, class, ethnicity, and other factors, and explain the effects
  • Trace the development of modern ideas in science, government, and social contracts to the present day. And Assess the impact of specific important turning points in the history of Western civilization
  • Demonstrate academic integrety, discipline and honesty in class conduct and assignments.

Last modified: November 25, 2014
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