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Western Civilization II: Middle Ages To French Revolution

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This course provides an overview of the principal social, cultural, political, economic, and global developments that shaped Western civilization from the Middle Ages to the French Revolution. It also presents a framework for understanding current social experience by applying historical perspectives to contemporary issues.

This undergraduate-level course is 5 weeks To enroll, speak with an Enrollment Representative.

Course details:

Credits: 3
Continuing education units: XX
Professional development units: XX
Duration: 5 weeks

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    The High and Late Middle Ages â Western Society Emerges

    • Compare manorialism, feudalism, and the rise of the medieval town.
    • Explain the role of clerics in politics, society, and the rise of the Universities.
    • Compare the value system of the warrior class to the rest of medieval society.
    • Discuss the role each estate played in the Crusades.

    The Renaissance and Reformation

    • Explain the consequences of the Black Death on Western society.
    • Identify leading figures in art, politics, and culture during the Renaissance period.
    • Outline the major events that led to the Reformation and its aftermath.

    Dynamic Changes in the 16th Century

    • Identify the motivations behind the expansion of Spain into the New World.
    • Describe the events that led to the rise of Spain as a superpower.
    • Outline the rise of the Tudor dynasty.

    An Era of Revolution and Change

    • Summarize the political, religious, cultural, and social issues surrounding the wars for religion.
    • Compare the political paths of England and France in the 17th century.

    The Enlightenment and the Scientific Revolution

    • Identify the important concepts of the Enlightenment.
    • Identify important events and people of the Scientific Revolution.
    • Summarize the European nation-states’ colonial expansion and the ensuing conflicts.
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