HIST 102 History of Civilization Middle Ages • 5 Cr.
Surveys world civilization from about 500 AD to 1815 (Napoleon's defeat). Topics include the fall of Rome, the rise of Christianity and Islam, medieval institutions, the Renaissance, the rise of science, the age of exploration, and the development of the nation-state. May be used as social science or humanities credit, not both, at BC.
After completing this class, students should be able to:
- Analyze and critically evaluate primary and secondary sources.
- Communicate effectively both orally and in writing.
- Compare the rise and decline of the major non-Western and Western civilizations from the Middle Ages to the early modern period.
- Evaluate the significance and impact of the creation of new European empires in the Americas, Asia, and Africa.
- Identify and assess the causes and consequences of the major economic, social, political, religious, and cultural developments of the middle ages to the early modern period.