History and Art History

College of Humanities and Social Sciences

HIST 100: History of Western Civilization

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HIST 100-026:
History of Western Civilizatin  —  Randolph H. Lytton

10:30 AM to 11:45 AM TR —  Enterprise Hall 276

Although humans live in their historical present, they often have idealized the past, their present, and even the future. We create utopias, mythic places that reveal something about our nature and how we would like to view the world. Narnia, Middle Earth, and the world of Harry Potter are more recent examples of this. Let’s follow the thread of utopias throughout Western Civilization from ancient times to the present while viewing how people lived their real lives, and mused about their utopias.

Satisfies the general education requirement in Western civilization/world history.

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Credits: 3

History of Western civilization from ancient Mediterranean origins through medieval and modern development of Europe to contemporary world.

Satisfies General Education requirement for western civilization/world history..

Notes:

Students who take HIST 100 may not receive credit for HIST 101 or HIST 102.

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