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History of Western Civilization (ARTS 1040)

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Course Overview

This course introduces students to key developments in the History of Western Civilization while placing western civilization in a broader global perspective that balances the traditional Eurocentric nature. Within an overall context that emphasizes intellectual/philosophical, social, and political developments, the wide range of topics covered include the early civilizations of the Fertile Crescent and the Nile Valley, ancient Greece, the Roman Empire, the rise of Christian Europe, European society in the Middle Ages, the impact of the Age of Exploration, the Renaissance, the Reformation, and the rise of the modern nation state. The course is also intended to help students develop their research and communication skills using both traditional methods and electronic media and to promote confidence in their ability to make effective use of electronic information technology.

Pre-requisite: High School Graduation Diploma or equivalent.

Please Note: this credit course may be part of a credential program offered by NSCC. While a course may not have an admission requirement, all NSCC programs have admission requirements. For more information on programs and admissions, please visit Admission Requirements.

Costs and Fees

A College Services Fee and Student Association Fee will apply for part-time students registered in credit courses. In some instances, offerings of the same course across multiple terms may have a differing cost. For more information, please visit Costs & Fees.

The course cost is located within the Schedule section below.


Class # 1368
Apr 26 - Jun 18, 2021
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Registration is currently open for eCampus students only.
Open registration for all students begins on March 02, 2021