HST 111 : The West and the World I

This course is a comparative study of societies and cultures from prehistory through the Renaissance. It emphasizes the interaction between the West and the world in order to understand the current world. Prerequisite: A passing score on the college's reading and writing placement tests or, a C or better or concurrent enrollment in ENG 091 or ENG 092. Three lecture hours per week. Gen. Ed. Competencies Met: Critical Thinking, Ethical Dimensions, Global and Historic Awareness and Multicultural and Social Perspectives.
Students who successfully complete this course will: 1. Analyze a variety of primary and secondary historical sources and their varying perspectives. 2. Identify the origins, development, and spread of the world’s major cultural traditions. 3. Evaluate the relationship between the causes and effects of important historical events and trends. 4. Explain how certain diverse human societies evolved. 5. Appraise how the human historical experience of the past affects the present and future.