Apr 22, 2024  
2022-2023 Undergraduate Catalog 
2022-2023 Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

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HIST 101 - Western Civilization 1

Number of Credits: 3
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. Credit by exam available; Advanced Placement Exam (World History) and CLEP (Western Civilization 1: Ancient Near East to 1648) accepted Three hours lecture each week. Three Credits. Three billable hours.

GENERAL EDUCATION Category: Arts and Humanities

Pre-requisite(s): eligibility for ENGL 101 .
Course Objectives: Upon successful completion of this course, students will be able to:
  1. Summarize and explain the major events in Western Civilization from Ancient Times through the Reformation, in order to show clear, concise understanding of their various effects to today’s world. (GE1, GE3, GE4, PG1, PG2, PG4)
  2. Communicate orally, by discussing original documents and key issues in Western Civilization from Anceint Times through the Reformation. (GE1, GE3, 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. (GE1, GE3, GE4, GE5, 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 complex historical subject or event. (GE1, GE3, GE4, GE5, 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. (GE1, GE3, GE4, 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. (GE1, GE3, GE4, GE7, PG1)
  7. Identify and expand their world perspective by taking into account various, often divergent, points of view, as well as humanity’s commonalities and differences. (GE7, GE8, PG2, PG3)

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