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Western Civilization I: Prehistory To Middle Ages

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This course provides an overview of the principal cultural, political, and economic developments that shaped Western civilization from prehistory to the Middle Ages. It presents a framework for understanding current social experience by applying historical perspectives to contemporary issues. After the course, students will be able to use historical knowledge to solve 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 Early Middle Ages

    • Assess the effect of historical events on today’s world.
    • Describe the cultural, political, and economic developments of the Early Middle Ages.  

    Prehistory and the Ancient World

    • Explain the significance of the Transition from the Paleolithic to the Neolithic era.
    • Compare the cultural, political, and economic developments of Mesopotamia and Egypt.

    Ancient Civilizations and the Greek World

    • Compare the cultural, political, and economic developments of the Minoan, Mycenaean, and Archaic Greek cultures.
    • Compare cultural, political, and economic developments of Classical and Hellenistic Greece.

    Rome: Republic and Empire

    • Compare the cultural, political, and economic developments of the Roman Republic.
    • Compare the cultural, political, and economic developments of Imperial Rome.
    • Explain how the Crisis of the Third Century contributed to the fall of Rome.

    The Christian and Islamic Worlds

    • Summarize the emergence of Christian influence on the Roman World
    • Describe the cultural, political, and economic developments of Byzantium.
    • Trace the development of Islam.
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