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2013-2014 Undergraduate Catalog 
2013-2014 Undergraduate Catalog [Archived Catalog]

HON 140 - Western Intellectual Heritage

2013-2014 Catalog Year

This course will provide students with a basic knowledge of the dominant intellectual, social, economic, and institutional forces that have shaped Western civilization from its earliest roots in the ancient Near East to the start of the Industrial Revolution in the 17th century to the present. It will examine the development of Judaism, the Greek and Roman worlds, the rise of Christianity, medieval society, the Renaissance, the Reformation, the Enlightenment, industrialization, European colonialism, the two World Wars, and post-World War II society. Special attention will be paid to the impact of these movements, as well as of non-Western influences, on our modern experience.

credit: 3