SRJC Course Outlines

11/29/2023 6:13:27 AMHIST 4.1 Course Outline as of Spring 2002

Changed Course

Discipline and Nbr:  HIST 4.1Title:  WESTERN CIV TO 1648  
Full Title:  History of Western Civilization to 1648
Last Reviewed:11/8/2021

UnitsCourse Hours per Week Nbr of WeeksCourse Hours Total
Maximum3.00Lecture Scheduled3.0017.5 max.Lecture Scheduled52.50
Minimum3.00Lab Scheduled012 min.Lab Scheduled0
 Contact DHR0 Contact DHR0
 Contact Total3.00 Contact Total52.50
 Non-contact DHR0 Non-contact DHR Total0

 Total Out of Class Hours:  105.00Total Student Learning Hours: 157.50 

Title 5 Category:  AA Degree Applicable
Grading:  Grade or P/NP
Repeatability:  00 - Two Repeats if Grade was D, F, NC, or NP
Also Listed As: 
Formerly:  HIST 4A

Catalog Description:
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Survey of Western civilization beginning with Near Eastern civilization and including ancient Greece, Rome, the Middle Ages, the Renaissance, and the Reformation.


Recommended Preparation:
Completion of ENGL 100B or ENGL 100.

Limits on Enrollment:

Schedule of Classes Information
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Survey of Western Civilization beginning with Near Eastern civilization & including ancient Greece, Rome, the Middle Ages, the Renaissance & the Reformation.
(Grade or P/NP)

Recommended:Completion of ENGL 100B or ENGL 100.
Limits on Enrollment:
Transfer Credit:CSU;UC.
Repeatability:00 - Two Repeats if Grade was D, F, NC, or NP


Associate Degree:Effective:Fall 1987
CSU GE:Transfer Area Effective:Inactive:
 C2HumanitiesFall 1987
 DSocial ScienceFall 1981Fall 1987
IGETC:Transfer Area Effective:Inactive:
 3BHumanitiesFall 1981
CSU Transfer:TransferableEffective:Fall 1981Inactive:
UC Transfer:TransferableEffective:Fall 1981Inactive:
 CID Descriptor: HIST 170 Western Civilization I SRJC Equivalent Course(s): HIST4.1

Certificate/Major Applicable: Not Certificate/Major Applicable


Outcomes and Objectives:
At the conclusion of this course, the student should be able to:
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Students will:
1.  Recognize and relate to each other the four basic components of
   history - the political, economic, social, and cultural;
2.  Integrate lecture, text, and audio-visual materials into a
   coherent base for the study of history;
3.  Identify recurrent patterns in history and observe their
   occurrence in later periods and in the contemporary world;
4.  Apply historical knowledge and reasoning to in-class discussions
   of important and controversial problems in the past;
5.  Compare and contrast differing opinions on historical developments
   and distinguish disciplined historical thinking from fable and
6.  Locate on maps the geographical centers of historical development;
7.   Describe the interrelatedness of the political, economic,
    social and cultural aspects of history;
8.   Examine the contributions of women and other under-represented
    groups in the shaping of Western civilization;
9.   Evaluate the importance of interaction between Western and non-
    Western peoples, and judge the effect of such interaction;
10.  Demonstrate critical, independent thinking and analytical skills
    in a variety of written examinations;
11.  Identify the contributions of the past and assess their continu
    influence on the present.

Topics and Scope
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1.  The World Before the West:  the Ancient Near East
2.  The Rise of Greek Civilization
3.  Classical and Hellenistic Greece
4.  Rome:  from Republic to Empire
5.  The Roman Empire
6.  The Early Middle Ages (476-1000):  the Birth of Europe
7.  The High Middle Ages (1000-1300):  Revival of Empire, Church
   and Towns
8.  The High Middle Ages:  Society and Politics
9.  The Late Middle Ages and the Renaissance:  Decline and
   Renewal (1300-1527)
10. European Global Expansion, 1450-1650.
11. The Age of Religious Reformation, 1500-1650.

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1.  Attend class regularly;
2.  Acquire and/or use college-level notetaking skills;
3.  Read assigned materials in textbook and supplements;
4.  Prepare for written exams with in-class questions and with
   office visits;
5.  Write college-level essay exams and review papers.

Methods of Evaluation/Basis of Grade.
Writing: Assessment tools that demonstrate writing skill and/or require students to select, organize and explain ideas in writing.Writing
65 - 75%
Essay exams
Problem solving: Assessment tools, other than exams, that demonstrate competence in computational or non-computational problem solving skills.Problem Solving
10 - 20%
Skill Demonstrations: All skill-based and physical demonstrations used for assessment purposes including skill performance exams.Skill Demonstrations
0 - 0%
Exams: All forms of formal testing, other than skill performance exams.Exams
10 - 15%
Other: Includes any assessment tools that do not logically fit into the above categories.Other Category
0 - 0%

Representative Textbooks and Materials:
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Continuation of Jackson J. Spielvogel WESTERN CIVILIZATION vol. 1 to 1715
4th ed., 2000, West Publishing Co.

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