What is Western Civ.
This course provides a chronological and thematic survey of the social, political, cultural, economic, and intellectual developments that have shaped Western Civilization from the beginning of human history through the twenty first century. It is organized around 8 themes: USES AND ABUSES OF POWER, PATTERNS OF POPULATION, ECONOMIC NETWORKS AND EXCHANGE, EXPRESSING IDENTITY, SCIENCE, TECHNOLOGY AND ENVIRONMENT, SPIRITUAL LIFE AND MORAL CODES, INDIVIDUALS AND INSTITUTIONS, THE HAVES AND HAVE NOTS. The primary goal of this course is to acquaint students with significant issues and themes which have shaped human history. It seeks to give students a sense of chronology, and to demonstrate the interrelated nature of events. It also strives to relay to students how historians reach conclusions through the investigation of facts, documents, and other evidentiary materials. Students will develop their ability to think critically, analytically, and historically.
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