I. Catalog Course Description
Explores the intellectual, literary and political history of Europe from the Renaissance to the present.
II. Course Objectives and Linkage to General Education Program
The purpose of this course is provide a foundation of knowledge that allows students to further their study of western humanities and/or apply this knowledge to meet their personal and professional needs. The information in the parenthesis after a course objective refers to the specific general education (GE) learning outcome that the objective meets. Objectives without this information are not linked to WNC’s general education program.
Upon successful completion of this course, students will have demonstrated they can:
- Exhibit factual knowledge of the major cultural periods of the European world from the Renaissance to the cotemporary world (GE 1).
- Examine cultural change through a study of primary sources reflecting the literary, political and intellectual achievements of European society (GE 4).
- Describe diverse historical and/or contemporary positions on selected democratic values or practices (GE 5).
- Demonstrate an appreciation of cultural diversity through an examination of cultural interaction in Europe (GE 5).
- Demonstrate analytical and critical thinking through substantially error-free prose suitable in style and content to the purpose of the document and the audience (GE 2, 6).