History of Western Society to 1500
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Credit Hours:
3 hours

An introduction to the premodern West that explores the practices and priorities of a succession of different societies, highlighting how these behaviors and ideas manifested themselves in art, economy, ethnic identity, gender, government, philosophy, play, religion, and technology. Along the way we will ask where the whole idea of "western civilization" came from and what it was supposed to mean.