History and Art History

College of Humanities and Social Sciences

HIST 100: History of Western Civilization

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Section Information from the Schedule of Classes for Fall 2012

HIST 100-001:
History of Western Civilization

08:30 AM to 09:20 AM MWF —  David King Hall 2053

“History" is a Greek word which means, literally, just "investigation."

- Arnold Toynbee

We, as a civilization and humankind, are connected to those civilizations and people that came before us. The United States did not simply invent itself. This country, city, and indeed, George Mason University, are all products of Western Civilization. During this semester, we will investigate our past and attempt to uncover and understand how civilizations developed and evolved. This course is a comprehensive survey of the development of the western world from ancient time to the present day, exploring the primary influences of the human experience in the societies of the ancient Near East, Greece, Rome, the European Middle Ages, the Renaissance, and Europe of the present day. In a more or less chronological framework, we will examine events, philosophies and developments which molded a distinctive culture. The primary goals are to understand the connections between the past and the present and to demonstrate the relevance of the study of history as a tool to assess the implications of the present. Instructor: Jenny Reeder

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

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Course Information from the University Catalog

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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