Western Civilization I – LETU HIST 2213 or Honors
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A general survey that emphasizes the technological, intellectual, and religious impact of western culture, especially as it influenced developments of the recent past. This course covers Creation through the 17th century. Students will complete assignments based on readings each week and will have three exams plus one final exam. With an emphasis on historical research and writing, students will complete several short writing assignments and one short research paper. Important skills that students will learn in the research process are critical thinking, finding primary and secondary sources, conducting research and note-taking, and developing and defending a thesis.
SPECIAL NOTE: This course is available as dual credit; however, a student does not have to dual enroll to take the class. For more information on dual credit, see here.
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D. Kagan, et. al., The Western Heritage, 11th edition, volume 1 (2013) ISBN: 9780205423866
(Combined volume may be purchased as long as it is the 11th edition)
Susan Eggers loves learning about the past and the people of our world, and sharing that love with her students. She attended Wake Forest University as a William Louis Poteat scholar, where she earned her B. A. in History, graduating magna cum laude. Continuing her studies at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, she received her M. A. in Russian history and completed additional hours of graduate coursework toward a Ph. D. While in graduate school, Susan received grants to conduct research in the Lenin Library and the Russian State Archive of Literature and Art in Moscow, the National Library and the Russian State Historical Archive in St. Petersburg, the Slavic and East European Library at the University of Illinois, and the Library of Congress in Washington, D.C. She has presented conference papers across the country and has published several articles on Russian history.