Summer A - 2014 (14/3)

Development of Western Civilization I

HIS 131 91
Professor: Jeremy Gates

Day/Time: S 8:00 AM-2:15 PM
Room: TBA
Course Overview: This course will examine the history of Western Civilization, beginning in the Ancient Near East and concluding in 16th-century Europe. We will focus especially on changes in politics, religion, economy and society, and technology. There will be two 50-minute lectures and one discussion section each week. Discussions will focus on short historical documents and major historical debates.
Class Note:For BGS / Continuing Studies Students Only

Summer B - 2014 (14/4)

Development of Western Civilization II

HIS 132 91
Professor: Jeremy Gates

Day/Time: S 8:00 AM-2:15 PM
Room: TBA
Course Overview: The course traces the history of Western Civilization from 1648 through the twentieth century. It focuses on the effects of religion, political ideology, and scientific thought in Europe during this time period. It follows the reorganization of European states into nations and into vast colonial empires. The course examines how these changes affected how people lived, worked, and conceived of time and space, and how they led to violent upheaval in communities, war, slavery and colonial oppression, and global conflagrations. Students will examine this period by reading a wide array of primary sources, including political tracts, poems, short stories, and memoirs.
Class Note:For BGS / Continuing Studies Students Only

All courses meet every Saturday and are open to BGS and Continuing Studies students only.
To learn more, contact us at (305) 284-2727.