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Course Details

Course Code: HIST121 Course ID: 3042 Credit Hours: 3 Level: Undergraduate

This course is a survey of the history and culture of the Western Civilization from the ancient civilizations of the Near East, through the rise of the classical civilizations of Greece and Rome, to the beginnings of Europe's Early Modern period. Emphasis is placed on the examination of the major political, social, economic and religious developments of European history.

Course Schedule

Registration Dates Course Dates Start Month Session Weeks
03/29/2022 - 09/02/2022 09/05/2022 - 10/30/2022 September Summer 2022 Session D 8 Week session
04/26/2022 - 09/30/2022 10/03/2022 - 11/27/2022 October Fall 2022 Session B 8 Week session
05/21/2022 - 11/04/2022 11/07/2022 - 01/01/2023 November Fall 2022 Session I 8 Week session
06/28/2022 - 12/02/2022 12/05/2022 - 01/29/2023 December Fall 2022 Session D 8 Week session
07/25/2022 - 12/30/2022 01/02/2023 - 02/26/2023 January Winter 2023 Session B 8 Week session

Current Syllabi

After completing this course, you will be able to:

  • Analyze where, how, and why Ancient and Medieval civilizations developed.
  • Explain the rise and spread of major world religions.
  • Identify significant people and events in Western civilization.
  • Explain the issues between Church and State, both a politically and socially.
  • Recognize the rise of European states including political, social, and religious similarities and differences.

Reading Assignments: This course relies mainly on the assigned text and Lessons. Links to these readings are located in the weekly announcement and in the lesson section of the course.

Forum Assignments: Throughout the course you will answer questions in the Forums and respond to the initial postings of at least three of your classmates each week. Directions for the Forum assignments are located on the Forums tab in in the classroom.

Written Assignments: During the course you will write two short papers, each at least three full pages long. The directions and expectations for each paper are available on the Assignments tab in the classroom. There, you can also access the rubric that I will use when grading your work.

Exams: There is an open book final exam, non-proctored, that will be available for you to complete during Week Eight.

After completing this course, you will be able to:

  • Analyze where, how, and why Ancient and Medieval civilizations developed.
  • Explain the rise and spread of major world religions.
  • Identify significant people and events in Western civilization.
  • Explain the issues between Church and State, both a politically and socially.
  • Recognize the rise of European states including political, social, and religious similarities and differences.
Book Title:A Concise Survey of Western Civilization: Supremacies and Diversities throughout History Volume 1, Prehistory to 1500 2nd ed - e-book available in the APUS Online Library
ISBN:9781442237698
Publication Info:Rowman & Littlefield Publishers Lib
Author:Pavlac, Brian
Unit Cost:$82.92
 
Book Title:Various resources from the APUS Library & the Open Web are used. Please visit http://apus.libguides.com/er.php to locate the course eReserve.
ISBN:ERESERVE NOTE
 

Previous Syllabi

Not current for future courses.