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2023-2024 Catalog 
2023-2024 Catalog
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HS 101 - Western Civilization to 1500

Credit Hours: 4
Contact Hours: 4
Prerequisites/Other Requirements: None

English Prerequisites: None

Math Prerequisites: None

Corequisites: None
Description: This course covers topics in European History from its foundations in ancient Mesopotamia through 1500 CE. The course is designed to examine the origins, development, and influence of (and influences on) Western Civilization from its foundations in ancient Greece and Rome through circa 1500 CE. This was an exciting period of European history; we explore the first empires, the emergence of world religions, the foundations of the class systems, the “invention” of the state, the commercial revolution, the destruction wrought by the Black Death and the “discovery” of the New World, as well as the influences of these contexts and shifts on politics, culture and society. In this course, students are the historian; you investigate primary sources, historical context and theories in order to better understand the events and transformations that occurred during these formative years of European history. 

Department Consent: No Department Consent Required
General Education Distribution Category Met: Humanities and Social Sciences

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