History Of West Civilization 1
This course introduces students to the history of western culture using the materials from the humanities, including history, art, architecture, literature, drama, philosophy and religion, and music. Course examines the history of western societies from the earliest civilizations up to the Renaissance (approx. 3000 BC to 1500 AD). Class will discover and explore the cultural legacy created by past societies that we embrace as part of western culture and to evaluate the style or cultural essence of the different peoples who have made important contributions to that culture. Students explore historical materials that reflect the human response to physical and social experiences in order to discover what being human involves over time in different places and situations. We also explore the humanities materials to discover how humans have expressed their humanity.