Enterprise Hall 276
Section Information for Spring 2012This course is a comprehensive survey of the development of the western world from ancient time to the present day. One aim of the course is to define “the West” and “civilization” in terms of social structure, political and economic systems, and culture. A second aim is to give students an appreciation for the historical development of the west and its relevance to the modern world. The broad sweep of this course requires students to focus on themes and connections that lead from the distant past to today. These themes include the rise of government and political ideologies, the development of economic enterprise, changes in religious or philosophical ideas, the growth of social structures, and the creation of cultural expression which illustrates the western world’s particular characteristics.
Satisfies the general education requirement in Western civilization/world history.
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