HIS 103 History of Western Civilization (3 credits)

The first course in a two-course sequence: an historical survey of Western Civilization from its origins to c. 1600. It examines the political, economic, social, cultural, religious, and intellectual developments that shaped the West, including its relationship with other regions of the world. Topics covered include its origins in the ancient Near East, Greece, and Rome; Judaism, Christianity, and Islam; medieval Europe and Byzantium; the Renaissance; European colonization; and the Protestant Reformation. Students will analyze primary and secondary sources.