Study of Western civilization to address the goals of being an educated person by liberating the learner from a narrowed perspective. Thinking about and understanding the past clearly provides for better alternatives in the present and future. This course provides opportunities to learn about major historical events and trends since the mid-fifteenth century that have shaped the past, present and will impact on the future. Social, political, intellectual, and economic changes will be among the topics explored, as will critical scrutiny of Western tradition.
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