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Cornell University    
 
    
 
  Nov 18, 2017
 
Courses of Study 2017-2018
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HIST 1510 - Introduction to Western Civilization I


(HB) (HA-AS)      
Summer. 4 credits. Student option grading.

Students will be required to attend a discussion session.

J. Roisman.

The West and its relations with the rest of the world are central topics today, but just what is the West and what is its history? This course surveys the history of the West from remote antiquity to the 16th century. We will consider developments in technology, economy, politics, religious institutions and faiths, cultural media and social ideals. Together, these themes add up to civilization in the west. We will acquaint ourselves with these dimensions of the past while seeking to acquire the basic skills professional historians use to learn about this past.



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