HIS 103 - Western Civilization I
A survey of Western Civilization from its beginnings to the 18th century. This course fulfills the SUNY Western Civilization requirement.
3 Class Hours
Learning Outcomes of the Course:
Upon successful completion of this course the student will be able to:
1. Distinguish primary and secondary sources in history.
2. Read primary sources in history and formulate pertinent inferences and interpretations.
3. Identify some of the methods used by historians and social scientists to study the past.
4. Identify the major civilizations of the ancient Near East and describe their influence on Western Civilization.
5. Identify the main periods and themes in the history of Ancient Greece.
6. Identify the main periods and themes in the history of Ancient Rome.
7. Describe the major transformation in late antiquity.
8. Identify the major influences of Byzantine Civilization on Western Civilization.
9. Identify the major influences of Islamic Civilization on Western Civilization.
10. Describe the major social, political, and cultural developments of the High Middle Ages.
11. Describe the crisis of the late Middle Ages and the origins and early history of the Renaissance.
12. Identify and describe the main political, economic, social, cultural, and religious conditions of early modern Europe.
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