- Name: European Civilization to 1648
- Division: Liberal Arts
- Discipline: History
- Units (Credits): 3.00
I. Catalog Course Description
Covers the development of Western civilization and history from its beginnings in the valleys of the Nile, Tigris, and Euphrates rivers to the mid-17th century rise of strong nation-states.
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 Civilizations and European History 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 fundamental principles, distinct historical events, ideas and concepts of Western Civilizations from their beginnings to the onset of the modern age (GE 1)
- Examine and explain the forces leading to historical change and political, economic, and social transformation through the location and evaluation of information including primary and secondary sources (GE 4).
- Demonstrate an appreciation of cultural, political, and religious diversity through the examination of various Western Civilizations before the modern era (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).
- Draw a conclusion about a contemporary or enduring issue in Western Civilization, such as achievements and/or resilience of peoples, and support the conclusion with appropriate reasoning and evidence (GE 6)