Course

Course Summary
Credit Type:
Course
ACE Course Number:
OOSL-0040
Organization Course Number:
CIV101
Organization:
Location:
Online
Length:
14 weeks (75 hours)
Dates Offered:
Credit Recommendation & Competencies
Level Credits (SH) Subject
Lower-Division Baccalaureate 3 western civilization I
Description

Objective:

The course objective is to provide students with a comprehensive overview of the development of early civilizations from Neolithic times to 1715. Early and contemporary Western cultures are compared and contrasted, as are major religious, social, and political reforms. Other topics include the religious influence of Judaism and the Bible, the rise and fall of ancient Greece, and the transformation of Rome from a republic to an empire. The Crusades, the origins of feudalism, and the evolution of Christianity are examined, as is the evolution of the European economy during westward expansion. The Scientific Revolution and Enlightenment period are also discussed.

Learning Outcomes:

  • identify the major concepts, persons, and events that contributed to the development of early civilizations from Neolithic times to 1715
  • compare and contrast early and contemporary Western cultures
  • describe the religious influence of Judaism and the Bible on early Near Eastern political, social, and economic organization
  • explain the rise, fall, and legacy of Ancient Greece
  • describe the transformation of Rome from a republic to an empire
  • examine the secularization of religious authority to develop a deeper understanding of the political underpinnings of the Medieval world
  • explain how the Crusades contributed to the establishment of a stable political order in the Western World
  • define and describe the origins of feudalism
  • compare and contrast the major religious, social, and political reforms that contributed to the rise of papal supremacy in the late Middle Ages
  • describe the evolution of Christianity during the Reformation
  • explain the evolution of the European economy during westward expansion
  • explain both the Scientific Revolution and Enlightenment.

General Course Topics:

  • Early civilizations and the ancient world
  • Classical Greece
  • The Hellenistic world
  • The rise of Rome
  • The Roman Empire
  • The early Middle Ages
  • Islam in the Medieval World
  • The restoration of order
  • The Crusades
  • The late Middle Ages
  • The Renaissance
  • The reformation of the church
  • The New World
  • The Age of Revolution
Instruction & Assessment

Instructional Strategies:

  • Audio Visual Materials
  • Computer Based Training

Methods of Assessment:

  • Examinations
  • Quizzes

Minimum Passing Score:

70%
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