Course Descriptions

HIS 113 - Western Civilization I: Beginning to 1700s - WR

3 Credits

A survey of western regimes, society (including the structures of the economy and social classes), and culture (including religious and philosophical ideas) and the west’s relationships with other societies and cultures from the ancient world to the Scientific Revolution. Topics may include Ancient Mesopotamia, Ancient Egypt, Ancient Greece, Ancient Rome, the development of Christianity, the development of the Islamic World, the Byzantine Empire, Medieval Europe, the Mongolian Empire, the Ottoman Empire, the Renaissance, the Reformation, the English revolutions of the 1600s, and the Scientific Revolution. This course fulfills the MCC requirement for a social science elective. Three class hours. (SUNY-WC)

Course Learning Outcomes
1. Describe the main transformative events of western civilization from its beginnings until the 1700s.
2. Analyze the development of western society, including the structures of social classes, from the beginning of civilization until the 1700s.
3. Explain the workings of the economies of western civilizations from the beginning until the 1700s.
4. Explain the organization and development of the political systems of western civilizations from the beginning until the 1700s.
5. Analyze the development of western culture, including religious and philosophical ideas, from the beginning of civilization until the 1700s.
6. Describe relationships and exchanges among Asia, Africa, the Americas, and Europe from the beginning of civilization until the 1700s.
7. Evaluate the soundness of assertions about what happened in history.
8. Utilize strong writing skills.

Course Offered Fall and Spring

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Fall Semester 2017
Intersession 2018
Spring Semester 2018