HIST 101 World History I

This course analyzes important developments which contributed to the formation of the West, including the Ancient Near East, Greece, Rome, the Middle Ages, and Early Modern Europe to 1648.

Credits

3 Credits

General Education Competency

GEM Social and Behavioral Ways of Knowing

HIST 101World History I

Please note: This is not a course syllabus. A course syllabus is unique to a particular section of a course by instructor. This curriculum guide provides general information about a course.

I. General Information

Department

Social Science

II. Course Specification

Course Type

General Education

General Education Competency

GEM Social and Behavioral Ways of Knowing

Credit Hours Narrative

3 Credits

Semester Contact Hours Lecture

45

Grading Method

Letter grade

Repeatable

N

III. Catalog Course Description

This course analyzes important developments which contributed to the formation of the West, including the Ancient Near East, Greece, Rome, the Middle Ages, and Early Modern Europe to 1648.

IV. Student Learning Outcomes

Upon completion of this course, a student will be able to:

Describe the characteristics and conflicts of Greek city-states. Examine the rise and legacy of the Roman civilization. Critique Christianity and its political, social, and cultural impact on the western world. Assess the reformation and its impact on society. Interpret religious and state conflicts in Europe.

V. Topical Outline (Course Content)

Foundations of Western Civilization Birth of Civilization Rise of Greek Civilization Classical & Hellenistic Greece The Romans Rome: From Republic to Empire The Roman Empire The Middle Ages Late Antiquity and the Early Middle Ages The High Middle Ages Medieval Society Late Middle Ages Europe in Transition Renaissance and Discovery Age of Reformation Age of Religious Wars New Directions in Thought and Culture

VI. Delivery Methodologies

Required Assignments

Four analytical papers Class attendance and participation

Required Exams

Comprehensive Final Exam

Required Text

Kagan, the Western Heritage, 11th Edition, ISBN 978-0-205-42386-6Golden, Social Dimension of Western Civilization Vol 1, 5th Edition, ISBN 978-0-312-39742-5

Specific Course Activity Assignment or Assessment Requirements

Four analytical papers Class attendance and participation Comprehensive Final Exam