Examines the development of western civilization from ancient times to the present. HIS 101 is a survey of ancient and medieval western civilizations. HIS 102 is a survey of modern Europe. Preferable, but not mandatory, that courses be taken sequentially. Lecture 3 hours per week.
GENERAL COURSE PURPOSE
Provide students with a basic understanding of the development of western civilization and helps students fulfill College’s general education requirements. HIS 101-102 are included in the VCCS transfer module.
Ability to use English language correctly and effectively at the college-entry level is expected. No history pre-requisites.
2. Enhance students’ ability to read, think, and write critically.
3. Promote and encourage students’ computer proficiency.
4. Stimulate lifelong learning.
2. Ancient Greeks
3. Roman Republic and Roman Empire
4. Judaism, Christianity, and Islam
5. Medieval Europe
2. Age of Enlightenment
3. French Revolution and Napoleonic Period
4. Industrial Revolution
5. Rise of 19th Century Nationalism and Imperialism
6. World War I and II
7. Post 1945 period
Although the year course is generally based as stated above, there is enough flexibility to allow for the inclusion of pertinent topics and the use of innovative methods.