HST101 :  Western Civilization: Ancient and Classical Europe

HST101 is an introductory survey of European history from its earliest civilizations to circa 1000 C.E. in the early medieval era. Topics to be covered include the Paleolithic and early Neolithic eras, and the influence of earlier civilizations such as Mesopotamia, India, Persia and Egypt upon early Europe; the rise of Minoan and Greek civilization; the influence of the Etruscans upon early Rome, the Roman Republic and Empire; the rise of Christianity and the role of the church in Europe; the Barbarian invasions and the emergence of feudalism; the impact of the Eastern Roman or Byzantine empire; the rise of the Frankish kingdoms and Charlemagne; the rise of the Arab Caliphate and Europe's interactions with the Muslim world.
Prerequisite: RD090 and WR090, each with a grade of "C" or better; or placement above stated course levels.
Credit Hours: 4
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