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John Jay College of Criminal Justice
Course Prefix: HIS                                     Course Number: 231                                    
Course Title: The Origins of the Contemporary World: From the Classical Period to the Enlightenment
Subject: History
Minimum Credits: 3.0                                     Maximum Credits: 3.0                                     Hours per week: 3.0


An introductory course in the history of civilization from antiquity to the 18th century. Among the topics to be considered are: government and empire in Greece and Rome; Judaism, Christianity and Islam; the Arab impact on the West; church and state in the Middle Ages; the Renaissance and the Reformation; the expansion of Europe; Africa and African civilizations in the Atlantic world; the origins of the modern state; the Scientific Revolution and the Enlightenment; the origins of the American Revolution; concepts of citizenship and individualism; origins of the French Revolution and of industrial capitalism.

Prerequisite: ENG 101.
Corequisite: ENG 101.
General Education:
  • Meets General Education Category
    • History

  • for Degrees in:
    • All Bach (All Undergraduate Degrees)

Start Date:    08/31/2001                         End Date: