HIS 130 - Western Civilization I

Course Description

An evaluation of the history of the Western world from its beginnings to the Renaissance and Reformation. Examines the civilizations of the ancients, early Christian times, the feudal world, the European Middle Ages, the Renaissance and Reformation. Upon successful completion of this course, students should be able to: Evaluate the impact of the ancient near Eastern cultures on the development of Western civilization. Analyze the political, social, philosophical and artistic achievements of the Greco-Roman civilization. Explicate the cultural dynamic that shaped Western Europe between the 5th and 15th centuries. Explain the impact of the Renaissance and the Reformation on the evolution of Western culture.

Credit Hours: 3
Lecture Hours: 3