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HIST101: Western Civilization I
Undergraduate College Credit Courses
Course at a Glance
This is a survey course in Western civilization from prehistory to the Reformation.
Western Civilization is one of the most important and useful survey courses in a college education. It teaches you to comprehend the concepts and perspectives needed to function in national and international societies, and to integrate knowledge and ideas in a coherent and meaningful manner. It provides the essential background for study in virtually all fields—the cornerstone of your college education.
- Examine the beginnings of Western civilization from its roots in the ancient Near East, Greece, and Rome.
- Examine Europe in the Middle Ages, the Renaissance, and the Reformation.
- Understand the political, religious, social, economic, intellectual, diplomatic, and military factors that shaped Western civilization.
Required Textbooks & Materials
Cannistraro, Philip V., and Reich, John J., The Western Perspective: Prehistory to the Renaissance, Volume A to 1500. 2nd ed. Belmont, CA: Cengage Learning, 2004. ISBN: 978-0-5-3461069-2.
Lessons & Exams
You have up to 9 months from your enrollment date to complete:
- 12 Lessons
- 3 Proctored Exams
Each lesson includes a reading assignment in the textbook. The review questions include multiple-choice, identification, and short essay questions. All exams are multiple-choice.
NOTE: Course information, including tuition, technology requirements, textbooks, lessons and exams, is subject to change without notice.