History and Art History
College of Humanities and Social Sciences

HIST 100: History of Western Civilization

HIST 100-022: History of Western Civilization
(Spring 2012)

04:30 PM to 07:10 PM T

Section Information for Spring 2012

This course will examine the history of Europe from ancient times to the present. You will gain an understanding of the tools of a historian through the examination of selected themes and events. In particular, the course will focus on the evolution of the modern state, the idea of citizenship, the role of communication as a political force, and the contest for power between various groups. We will not cover every detail, but look instead at significant historical moments and trends that affected European history and its role in the world. Through lectures, discussions, and readings students will come away with a stronger appreciation of European history, the tools of the historical trade, an understanding of how history shapes our modern world, and skills that will benefit students pursuing any discipline.

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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