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Survey of western civilization from ancient times to the Reformation era and from the Reformation era to the present.

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Contested Visions: The History of Western Civilization from 1648
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This open textbook for History of Western Civilization courses was developed as a result of a Round 14 Textbook Transformation Grant. Chapters include the Protestant Reformation, The Enlightenment, The French Revolution & the Reign of Terror, The Industrial Revolution, The First World War, The Russian Revolution, and The Second World War & the Holocaust.

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History
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Textbook
Author:
Gordon State College
J. Franklin Williamson
Thomas Aiello
Date Added:
01/27/2021
The Emergence of Europe: 500-1300, Fall 2003
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Survey of the social, cultural, and political development of western Europe between 500 and 1300. Topics include: the Germanic conquest of the ancient Mediterranean world; the Carolingian Renaissance; feudalism and the breakdown of political order; the crusades; the quality of religious life; the experience of women; and the emergence of a revitalized economy and culture in the twelfth and thirteenth centuries.

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Ancient History
Arts and Humanities
History
Religious Studies
World Cultures
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Full Course
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M.I.T.
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M.I.T. OpenCourseWare
Author:
McCants, Anne Elizabeth Conger
Date Added:
01/01/2003
Foundations of Western Culture II, Fall 2002
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Complementary to 21L.001. A broad survey of texts; literary, philosophical, sociological; studied to trace the growth of secular humanism, the loss of a supernatural perspective upon human events, and changing conceptions of individual, social, and communal purpose. Stresses appreciation and analysis of texts that came to represent the common cultural possession of our time.

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Arts and Humanities
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Full Course
Provider:
M.I.T.
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M.I.T. OpenCourseWare
Author:
Fuller, Mary C.
Date Added:
01/01/2002
History of Europe, 1000 to 1800
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This course will introduce the student to the history of Europe from the medieval period to the Age of Revolutions in the eighteenth century. The student will learn about the major political, economic, and social changes that took place in Europe during this 800-year period including the Renaissance, the Protestant Reformation, European expansion overseas, and the French Revolution. By the end of the course, the student will understand how Europe had transformed from a fragmented and volatile network of medieval polities into a series of independent nation-states by 1800. Upon successful completion of this course, the student will be able to: Think critically and analytically about European history in the medieval and early modern eras; Identify and describe the religious, intellectual, social, and political components of the European Middle Ages; Identify the origins and characteristics of the Italian and Northern European Renaissance, as well as describe new developments in art, philosophy, religion, architecture, and science during the era of ĺÎĺĺĺŤrebirthĄ_ĺĺö; Identify and describe the causes and effects of the European Age of Discovery. Students will also be able to analyze the impact of overseas expansion on European monarchies, the world economy, and indigenous peoples; Describe and analyze the Protestant Reformation. Students will be able to identify the origins of the movement, the various inflections of the Reformation across Europe, and the Catholic Counter Reformation; Identify the era of religious warfare that plagued Europe after the Protestant Reformation. Students will analyze causes and effects of the religious conflicts that erupted in France, England, the Netherlands, and the Holy Roman Empire; Identify and explain why and how 'absolute' monarchs gained power in western Europe in the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries. Students will also be able to identify and describe why two nations - England and the Netherlands - embraced constitutionalism rather than absolutism; Assess how and why absolutism characterized the monarchies of Prussia and Austria in the 1600s. Students will also be able to identify and describe the development of Russia and the reign of Peter the Great; Identify the origins and characteristics of the Scientific Revolution, as well as describe its impact on European civilization as a whole; Identify the origins of the European Enlightenment and assess how this movement altered the social, political, and religious fabric of Europe; Identify and describe the social and economic changes that swept across Europe during the eighteenth century. Students will be able to assess the origin and impact of the 'agricultural revolution,' the marked increase in Europe's population, the development of 'cottage industries,' the rise of the Atlantic economy, and the changes in domestic and religious practices; Identify and describe the origins and impact of the French Revolution. Students will also be able to analyze the rise of Napoleon Bonaparte; Analyze and interpret primary source documents from the Middle Ages to the eighteenth century, using historical research methods. (History 201)

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Arts and Humanities
Religious Studies
World Cultures
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The Saylor Foundation
Date Added:
04/29/2019
Medieval Europe
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This course will introduce the student to the history of the European Middle Ages and Renaissance. The student will learn about the major political, economic, and social changes that took place between the fourth century and 1500 CE. By the end of the course, the student will understand how Europe transformed from a collection of barbarian kingdoms into a continent with a sophisticated cultural and economic life that would later come to dominate the globe. Upon successful completion of this course, the student will be able to: think analytically about the history of the European Middle Ages from the fourth century to approximately 1500; identify and describe the causes for the dissolution of the Roman Empire and the end of antiquity; identify and describe the rise and fall of the Byzantine Empire as well as the creation of Germanic kingdoms in the former western Roman Empire; identify and describe the impact of Christianity on Byzantium and the Germanic tribes; identify and describe the causes of the rise of the Carolingian Empire and its impact on Europe; identify and analyze the causes for the rising power of feudal medieval kingdoms; identify and describe the role of the medieval Church as well as the causes and effects of the Crusades; analyze and describe the system of feudalism in medieval Europe; identify the medieval roots of the Renaissance and analyze its impact on European society; identify the major cultural, scientific, and economic achievements of medieval civilization; analyze and interpret primary source documents from the fourth century to 1500, and demonstrate an understanding of the difference between primary and secondary sources. (History 302)

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Arts and Humanities
World Cultures
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Assessment
Full Course
Lecture
Lecture Notes
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Provider:
The Saylor Foundation
Date Added:
04/29/2019
Western Civilization-An Open Source Book
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This textbook is intended to meet the curriculum requirements for St. Clair County Community College's HIS 101 course through the use of primary source content. Topics covered include ancient Greece, ancient Rome, the rise of Christianity, the Middle Ages, the emergence of Islam, and the Renaissance.

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History
World History
Material Type:
Primary Source
Textbook
Author:
Ryan P. Johnson
Date Added:
11/11/2019
Western Civilization I
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This hybrid textbook and open course is a comprehensive set of teaching materials for Western Civilization I (until 1648), created through a Round Six ALG Textbook Transformation Grant. Topics covered include prehistory and ancient history by region, the Middle Ages, the Renaissance, and the Reformation.

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History
World History
Material Type:
Textbook
Provider:
University System of Georgia
Provider Set:
Galileo Open Learning Materials
Author:
Dee Mckinney
Katie Shepard
Date Added:
01/01/2018
Western Civilization Since 1648
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This open course for Western Civilization Since 1648 was created under a Round Eleven ALG Textbook Transformation Grant:

https://oer.galileo.usg.edu/history-collections/7/

Included are readings, lecture slides, learning objectives, audiovisual resource links, and vocabulary terms by lesson. Lessons include:

The Age of Enlightenment, Reason, and Scientific Revolution
Changes in Political Thought: Imperialism, Colonialism, Nationalism, and Revolution
Cultural Life, 1700-1900: Arts, Music, Literature, and Religion
The World Outside the West
Industrialization and Lived Experiences
The World in Two Wars
Post-Colonial World Culture and Globalization

Subject:
History
World History
Material Type:
Module
Author:
Dee Mckinney
Katie Shepard
East Georgia State College
Date Added:
01/27/2021