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HIST 1510 Introduction to Western Civilization

Course description

The West and its relations with the rest of the world are central topics today, but just what is the West and what is its history? This course surveys the history of the West from remote antiquity to the 16th century. We will consider developments in technology, economy, politics, religious institutions and faiths, cultural media and social ideals. Together, these themes add up to civilization in the west. We will acquaint ourselves with these dimensions of the past while seeking to acquire the basic skills professional historians use to learn about this past.

This course is open to all registrants, including undergraduates and Summer College students.

Classes

The next offering of this course is undetermined at this time.

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