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Summer 2020

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HIS104 - Western Tradition 1

Credits: 3

Catalog Description: Examines the political, social, economic and intellectual development of Western society from antiquity to 1500 CE. Explores the ways that ancient, classical and medieval societies shaped the development of contemporary Western thought and institutions. Emphasizes developing and implementing the skills of the historian.

Lecture: 3 hrs.

Course Learning Outcomes (CLOs):
Upon the successful completion of this course, a student will be able to:
1. Explain the distinctive features of early Western civilizations (before 1500).
2. Identify institutions in early Western Civilizations.
3. Identify and describe the basic elements of culture and their impact on Western society.
4. Describe the impact of globalization on the development of early Western civilization.
5. Explain how religion and philosophy impacts Western civilization.
6. Discuss the role geography played on the development of Western civilization.
7. Relate current issues to Western society in their historical context.
8. Evaluate historical evidence (primary and secondary sources) to identify authors’ bias or perspective.
9. Review differing accounts of common historical figures or events for historical analysis.


Effective Term: Fall 2019