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HIS 217

Western Civilization I
Name: Western Civilization I
Course Number: HIS 217
Credit(s): 3

Course Description

This course surveys the historical development of Western institutions, ideas, and cultures, spanning from ancient times to the era of European expansion.

Learning Outcomes:

  • Show comprehension of central events and institutions in Western Civilization. Analyze the historical, political, economic, and cultural impact of the West on global regions.
  • Apply historical knowledge to assess contemporary issues.
  • Describe institutions, political economy, and society across five major eras in Western civilization, considering their effects on the environment.
  • Conduct interdisciplinary research and analysis of historical data. Compare a theme in Western civilization to another world civilization, relating the contrast to environmental impacts.

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