Course Description

European History

HIEU 2001

Western Civilization I

Fall 2015

This course is a survey of European history from the ancient Near East to the Scientific Revolution.  We will study the rise of Greece and Rome, the origin of the three great monotheistic faiths (Judaism, Christianity, and Islam), the cultural flowering of the Middle Ages, and the new challenges posed by the Renaissance and Reformation.  We will examine these events to understand their impact on later ages, and on our contemporary world.

Corcoran Department of History
University of Virginia
Nau Hall - South Lawn
Charlottesville, VA 22904


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M-F 8am to 4:30pm
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