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HIST& 116 - Western Civilization I


5 credits

Prerequisites
Concurrent enrollment in ENGL 095  or placement in ENGL& 101 , or instructor permission.

A survey of the foundations of civilization in the West to the early Middle Ages, focusing on Mesopotamia, Egypt, Greece, Rome and other Mediterranean peoples as well as the impact of Germanic peoples after the fall of Rome. Special emphasis will be on philosophy, politics, and religion among the various cultures.

Theory Hours
5 theory hours.

AA Specified Elective
Satisfies social science distribution area A requirement or specified elective for the AA degree.

Course Outcomes
The objectives of this course are to improve students’ proficiency in both understanding course content and perfecting skills through mastery in the five areas covered by the Grays Harbor College “Desired Student Abilities.”

  • Disciplinary Learning
    • Knowledge of content in prerequisite or transfer courses, as well as preparation for a career
  • Literacy
    • Skills in reading, writing, speaking, listening, and quantifying, as well as awareness and appreciation of learning styles and lifelong learning options
  • Critical Thinking
    • Competency in analysis, synthesis, problem solving, decision making, creative exploration, and formulating an aesthetic response
  • Social and Personal Responsibility
    • Awareness of and responsiveness to diversity and commonality among cultures, multiplicity of perspectives, ethical behaviors, and health and wellness issues
  • Using Resources
    • Skills in accessing and evaluating information resources including campus resources, awareness of the role of information resources in making sound decisions, and command of the skills required to use appropriate technologies effectively




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