HIST 100: History of Western Civilization

HIST 100-B01: History of Western Civilization
(Summer 2019)

10:30 AM to 12:30 PM MWF

Planetary Hall (formerly Science & Tech I) 224

Section Information for Summer 2019

History is a skills-based major, and in this section of Hist 100 we will work through the essential toolkit of the historian. With an emphasis on close reading of primary sources, and learning to assess these pieces of evidence from the past by setting sources and their authors in context, we will go about building up a repertoire of skills with which students can more effectively analyze and understand the past. Covering a wide chronological range from the ancient world to modernity, we will pay particular attention in our reading and writing to the varied and developing modes of organizing political authority in the European past. Course requirements include two formal essays, a series of shorter informal writing assignments, and daily participation in class discussion.


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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