2420 Western Civilization 2-S2
The History of Western Civilization 1 & 2 is an elective for students interested in exploring issues of European History. First semester will begin with pre-historic humans and trace the development of European civilizations through the rise of Ancient Greece and Rome, the medieval era and explore the Renaissance and Reformation. In the second semester we will begin with the discovery of the “New World” and discuss the 16th – 21st centuries including the Industrial Revolution, both World Wars, and the Cold War era. A wide variety of teaching methods will be employed including instructor led lectures and discussions, demonstrations, era-related projects, independent exploration, and writing assignments.