330-910-VA, History of Western Civilization
An introduction to the history of western civilization from the Middle Ages to modern times with emphasis on the major themes and developments-political, socio-economics, and cultural. Through the perspective of continuity and change, this course will study the transition from medieval feudalism and seigneurialism to modern capitalism, socialism, and communism. Among topics considered are changes in political structure and authority, growth of the modern state, transition from traditional agrarian societies to modern, urban industrial ones, and changes in ideological and cultural beliefs.