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European History to 1500: Ancient Greece and Rome to Medieval Europe (HIST 1200)

Total Credits: 3
Lecture Credits: 3

Description: This course provides a comprehensive survey of European history from the earliest civilization in the Mediterranean to 1500, when Europe was poised to become a global power. You will learn about the governments, societies and religions of many European peoples across a span of over 2000 years, including Classical Greece, the Roman Empire, and Medieval Europe.

Topical Outline:
1. Historical Methods
2. Early Civilizations
3. Classical and Hellenistic Greece
4. The Roman Republic
5. The Roman Empire
6. Medieval Europe

Learning Outcomes:
1. Understand concept of historical memory and the methodologies used by historians
2. Examine social institution and processes across a range of historical experiences and cultures
3. Develop and communicate alternative explanations and/or solutions
4. Demonstrate an awareness of the individual and institutional dynamics of the unequal power relations between groups in contemporary society
5. Analyze personal values, behavior, concepts and beliefs regarding diversity, racism and bigotry
6. Draw parallels in class of class structure, attitudes toward women, race and gender preferred

Prerequisites:  Placement into READ 0200 or ESOL 0052 or completion of READ 0100 or ESOL 0042

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