Historical survey of Western culture from its roots in the ancient Near East to the beginning of the early modern period. Provides students with broad foundation of knowledge to understand socio-economic, intellectual, political and other cultural forces which have shaped (and continue to shape) Western civilization. Students will explore and apply general principles of historical methodology, and will develop their critical reading, thinking, and writing skills throughout the course. Geographic range: Near East, Mediterranean basin, Western Europe. Course themes comprise: development, expansion, and cultural influence of Greco-Roman civilization; encounters between diverse cultures over the several millennia which comprise Western Civilization, and the transformations which result from such encounters; the rise and fall of governmental, economic, and social systems; and the intersection of cultural institutions and historic events. EUH1000 is a writing credit course. Students must earn a minimum grade of C to meet the requirements of the Gordon Rule for writing. EUH1000 meets the International/ Intercultural competency requirement.
This course surveys the major political, social, economic, cultural and international developments that shaped Western Civilization from the 17th century to the 21st century. Major topics include the evolution of the European nation-state, the emergence and consequences of modern political ideologies, and the roles of revolution, war, industrialization and technological innovations in an era that saw Europe achieve and then lose world hegemony. EUH1001 is a writing credit course Students must earn a minimum grade of C to meet the requirements of the Gordon Rule for writing. EUH1001 meets the International/Intercultural competency requirement.
This course examines the historical origins, execution, and consequences of the Holocaust.