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2014-2015 Saint Joseph’s College Online 
2014-2015 Saint Joseph’s College Online [Archived Catalog]

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HY 101 - Western Civilization I

Studies the development of civilization in the West from its tribal and Near Eastern origins to the rise of early modern systems operating in Europe and beyond. Emphasis is on the history of classical civilizations, medieval, and Renaissance Europe, and the expansion of Western activities into extra-European areas.

Assignment Overview
Assignments: 5 Units

Interactivity: Discussion Board

Final Assessment: Final Essay

Course Learning Objectives
Upon completion of this course, you should be able to do the following:

  • Recognize the contributions that the great civilizations of the West have made to the modern world.
  • Analyze why civilizations rise and fall.
  • Critically read and interpret both primary and secondary sources.
  • Explain how the great questions of history, and of our humanity, were addressed by different civilizations at different times and how these questions are still important for us in our continual quest to understand our humanity.

Credits: 3

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