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. Three lecture hours per week. Competency met: Historic Awareness (5.1), Global Awareness (5.2), Social Phenomenon (5.4) Fall, Spring, Summer


A passing score on the College's reading and English placement tests or a C or better or concurrent enrollment in ENG 091 or ENG 092

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 the human historical experience- past, present, and future.