Course description

The West and its relations with the rest of the world are central topics today, but just what is the West and what is its history? This course surveys the history of the West from remote antiquity to the 16th century. We will consider developments in technology, economy, politics, religious institutions and faiths, cultural media and social ideals. Together, these themes add up to civilization in the west. We will acquaint ourselves with these dimensions of the past while seeking to acquire the basic skills professional historians use to learn about this past.

Students will be required to attend a discussion session.

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Previously offered classes

Summer 2022: Online course

Section ID:HIST 1510 001-LEC
Number:1350
Session:Summer 6-week
Class dates:June 21-July 29, 2022
Final exam/project due:Monday August 01, 8:30 AM - 11 AM / Online (see Final exams)
Time / room:M-F 8:30 AM - 9:45 AM / Online
Mode of instruction:Synchronous distance learning
Credit:4
Grade:Graded only
Instructor:Roisman, J. (jr44)
Max. enroll:20
Eligibility:

Sophomores, Juniors, & Seniors

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To enroll:

This course is full. If you would like to be considered for a different class, please send an email to precollege@cornell.edu with the class number. You will want to first check that the class you want is not full before you write to us.

The application deadline for this program has passed. No further applications for this course will be accepted.

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This course is open to all registrants, including undergraduates and precollege students.