SRJC Course Outlines

5/28/2024 3:56:18 AMHIST 4.1 Course Outline as of Spring 2004

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 Scheduled06 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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This survey of Western civilization begins with Near Eastern civilization and includes ancient Greece, ancient Rome, the Middle Ages, the Renaissance and the Reformation.


Recommended Preparation:
Eligibility for ENGL 1A or equivalent

Limits on Enrollment:

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

Recommended:Eligibility for ENGL 1A or equivalent
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: Major Applicable Course


Outcomes and Objectives:
At the conclusion of this course, the student should be able to:
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Upon completion of this course, students will be able to:
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 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. Identify the contributions of the past and assess their continued
   influence of 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.  Acquire and/or use college-level notetaking skills;
2.  Read assigned materials in textbook and supplements (50-75 pgs. a
3.  Prepare for written exams with in-class questions and with
   office visits;
4.  Write college-level essay exams.
5.  Quizzes
6.  A 5 - 7 page paper will be assigned and may be drawn from reaction,
   analytical, or research papers and will show topics covered and
   critical comparison.

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
20 - 25%
Reaction, analytical, or research papers.
Problem solving: Assessment tools, other than exams, that demonstrate competence in computational or non-computational problem solving skills.Problem Solving
0 - 0%
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
75 - 80%
Essay Exams, Quizzes
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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Lynn Hunt, THE MAKING OF THE WEST, vol. I, to 1740. First ed., 2001,
 Bedford St. Martins.

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