History and Art History
College of Humanities and Social Sciences

HIST 100: History of Western Civilization

HIST 100-012: History of Western Civilization
(Spring 2012)

12:30 PM to 01:20 PM MWF

Section Information for Spring 2012

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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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. Notes: Students who take HIST 100 may not receive credit for HIST 101 or HIST 102. Equivalent to HIST 101, HIST 102.
Mason Core: Western Civilization
Schedule Type: Lecture, Recitation

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