Sep 25, 2020  
2019-2020 Course Catalog 
    
2019-2020 Course Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

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HIST 1021 - Western Civilization I

Credits: 4
Hours/Week: Lecture 4 Lab None
Course Description: This course is a survey of human experience in the western world from ancient civilizations into the early modern period. The focus is on the west and its relation to the rest of the world. Major social, cultural, political, and economic developments, as well as critical factors such as class, gender, and race, will be integrated into the course.
MnTC Goals
5 History/Social/Behavioral Science, 8 Global Perspective

Prerequisite(s): Course placement into college-level English and Reading OR completion of ENGL 0950  with a grade of C or higher OR completion of RDNG 0940  with a grade of C or higher and qualifying English Placement Exam OR completion of RDNG 0950  with a grade of C or higher and ENGL 0090  with a grade of C or higher OR completion of ESOL 0051  with a grade of C or higher and ESOL 0052  with a grade of C or higher.
Corequisite(s): None
Recommendation: None

Major Content

  1. Paleo/Neolithic Era
  2. Ancient Near East
  3. Greek World
  4. Hellenistic World
  5. Roman Republic and Empire
  6. Late Antiquity
  7. Islam
  8. The Early, High and Late Middle Ages
  9. The Black Death
  10. The Reformation
  11. Age of Exploration and Expansion
  12. Development of Nation States

Learning Outcomes
At the end of this course students will be able to:

  1. explain the relationship of events, people, and developments in the history of Western Civilization utilizing a global perspective from pre-history into the early modern era.
  2. make use of historical thinking by evaluating the relevance of Western History to the modern world and to their own lives.
  3. analyze diverse historical materials, distinguishing primary from secondary sources.
  4. demonstrate effective use of historical evidence and methods.
  5. evaluate varied perspectives of human history using knowledge of diverse peoples within their distinctive historical contexts.

Competency 1 (1-6)
05. 01. Employ the methods and data that historians and social and behavioral scientists use to investigate the human condition.

05. 02. Examine social institutions and processes across a range of historical periods and cultures.

05. 03. Use and critique alternative explanatory systems or theories.
Competency 2 (7-10)
08. 01. Describe and analyze political, economic, and cultural elements which influence relations of states and societies in their historical and contemporary dimensions.

08. 02. Demonstrate knowledge of cultural, social, religious and linguistic differences.

08. 03. Analyze specific international problems, illustrating the cultural, economic, and political differences that affect their solution.


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