05/16/2014 DATE x Social Science REQUIRED COURSE ELECTIVE COURSE x DIVISION NEW COURSE REVISION LAKE LAND COLLEGE Course Information Form COURSE NUMBER SEM CR HRS 3 COURSE PCS # HIS250 LT HRS 3 TITLE Western Civilization to 1660 LAB HRS SOE HRS ECH (Assigned by Administration) PREREQUISITES: None Catalog Description (40 Word Limit): A survey of the political, economic, cultural and social development of Western Civilization to 1660. Topics include prehistory, ancient near east, Greco-Roman world, Germanic migrations, middle ages, Renaissance and Reformation, and the beginnings of the Modern World. CONTENT OUTLINE LECTURE HOURS A. Foundations of Western Civilization in the LAB HOURS 15 Ancient World, Greece and the Roman Empire _____________ B. The Middle Ages 15 C. Beginning of the Modern Era - Renaissance and 15 Reformation EVALUATION: Quizzes Lab Work Textbook: X Exams X Projects Oral Pres. Papers Comp.Final x Other X Title Western Civilization: Vol. I – to 1715 Author Jackson J. Spielvogel Publisher Wadsworth Cengage Volume/Edition 8th Copyright Date 2012 SEE REVERSE FOR CONTENT DETAIL Major Course Segment Hours Learning Outcome A. Foundations of Western Civilization in the Ancient World, Greece and the Roman Empire 15 Prehistory and Geologic Record 1 Analyze information available about the development of man. Compare and contrast various theories. Middle Eastern History 3 Understand the aspects and impact of the advent of civilization. Compare and contrast beliefs of the various cultures. Ancient Greece 2 Identify the origins of Greek civilizations, the differing culture styles and their impact as well as the long term philosophical impact. Hellenistic World 2 Understand the scope of Alexander’s empire and its long term impact. Roman Republic 2 Identify the origins of Roman civilization and describe the political and social climate. The Roman Empire 3 Understand the events that created the Roman Empire and its impact on history. Understand the social class structure and life patterns. Rise of Christianity 2 Explain the religious climate of the Roman Empire and the impact and beliefs of Christianity. Major Course Segment Hours Learning Outcome B. The Middle Ages 15 Eastern Orthodox culture 1.5 Understand the reasons behind the division of Christianity into eastern and western halves as well as the cultural differences. Islam 2 Explain the events behind the creation of Islam as well as its beliefs and cultural impact. Frankish Empire 1.5 Explain the significance of Charlemagne on the creation of medieval Europe. Medieval Society 2 Describe the feudal class structure and life styles of each class. Norman Conquest 1 Explain the significance of William of Normandy and the Norman conquest of England. Magna Carta 1 Explain how the events of 1215 helped to shape modern political thinking. Crusades and Reconquista 1 Explain the origin of the crusades and their impact. Medieval Christianity 2 Describe the various reform movements, revolts and schisms that took place within the Catholic Church during the Middle Ages. Black Death 1 Describe the societal impact of the plague on society. Major Course Segment Hours 100 Years’ War 1 Understand the basic differences between France and England in the 100 Years’ War as well as significant individuals and developments. Holy Roman Empire 1 Understand the geographic and political make up of the Holy Roman Empire. C. Beginning of the Modern Era - Renaissance and Reformation Learning Outcome 15 Renaissance 2 Understand the origins and impact of the Renaissance as well as all the different aspects of the Renaissance. Origin of the Reformation 2 Understand the issues that started the Protestant Reformation. Reformation Leaders 2 Identify the beliefs of the various leaders of the Protestant Reformation. Impact of the Reformation 2 Explain how the Protestant Reformation and Counter-Reformation impacted Europe. Age of Exploration 2 Understand how European powers expanded their influence beyond Europe. Evaluate the long term impact. Creation of Modern State 3 Explain how European governments developed unique styles, with reference to their long term impact. Major Course Segment Hours Society in Early modern Europe Learning Outcome 2 Explain the characteristics of the social classes of the 15th and 16th centuries. THIS COURSE MEETS THE FOLLOWING GENERAL EDUCATION GOALS Critical Thinking Students will apply critical thinking skills through: a) locating information b) evaluating sources c) analyzing data and arguments d) interpreting initial results e) transferring insights to new contexts Diversity Students will recognize the unique characteristics of others through: a) understanding diverse cultural contributions b) understanding multiple economic, geographical, or historical perspectives c) understanding the values and actions of diverse populations Foundational Knowledge Students will demonstrate foundational knowledge in the liberal arts and sciences. Course Outcomes: At the successful completion of this course, students will be able to: Explain the major political themes in Western Civilization. Explain the major economic themes in the Western Civilization. Explain the interaction of major groups with Western civilization.