HST 101 : History of Western Civilization

Transcript title

Hist of Western Civilization



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Recommended preparation

or to be taken with WR 121.


Provides a framework for understanding the notion of “Western Civilization”. Surveys political, social, intellectual and cultural developments in Europe from prehistoric times to the early Medieval period. Covers the ancient civilizations, the establishment of early European civilizations, and the world of the Greeks and Romans. HST 101, HST 102, and HST 103 need not be taken in sequence.

Learning outcomes

1. Develop a historical perspective by demonstrating knowledge of context and chronology. Interpret the relationship between the past and the present, taking into account social, cultural, political, and religious perspectives.
2. Analyze primary historical evidence.
3. Identify historical arguments found in secondary sources.
4. Challenge shared assumptions and cultural stereotypes through discussion, written and oral.
5. Identify the chronology and construct a narrative about a given time or place.
6. Identify the geography of historical events.
7. Understand relationships among events, issues and developments in different spheres of human activity [i.e., economic, social, political, cultural] in the Classical and Medieval eras of Western civilization history.

General education/Related instruction lists

  • Discipline Studies/Social Science
  • Discipline Studies/Cultural Literacy

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