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This course will explore the primary influences of the human experience in what has been called "the West," from its beginnings in the ancient Near East to the modern world - from 3,000 BCE to the present day. In a more or less chronological framework, students will be familiarized with events, philosophies and developments which molded a distinctive culture, even as the ambiguities of the term "the West" will be acknowledged. For all its diversity and self-criticism, certain assumptions are inherent in Western society: self-worth, freedom, representation, legal protection, exploration. Where did these come from? Are they worth study? Do they make a contribution to the world community?
Satisfies the general education requirement in Western civilization/world history.
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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..
Students who take HIST 100 may not receive credit for HIST 101 or HIST 102.