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Suffolk County Community College

Ammerman Campus

Semester: Fall 2013

Course: HIS 101: Western Civilization I

Sections: CRN 92160, Section 123/01 (Mon/Wed 8:00am - 9:15am) South Hampton Bldg. Rm. 118

Instructor: Professor Karone Luquer


Phone: Social Science Office (631) 451-4344

Office Hours: Adjunct Office before/after class, and by appointment

Course Description:

This course is an introduction to the diverse and compelling background of our civilization. Our concept of justice, morality, law, religion, and truth, all have their origins in the history and story of Ancient Greece, Ancient Rome, Ancient Israel, and Christian Europe civilizations. These sources provided the foundation of all that came after and presents us with an enormous amount of material to cover. Each one of these ancient civilizations could be a course unto itself; therefore we will survey these histories and stories, paying more attention to some aspects more than others.

One of the fundamental aspects to a college education is critical analysis; this course will provide primary documents that you will be required to analyze within the context of the course as well as within the larger framework of Western Civilization.

The classes will be divided between lecture and discussion. Discussions will be concerned with the additional readings, and you are expected to come to class prepared to discuss the materials assigned. There will be weekly quizzes on the assigned materials. This course is web enhanced to provide an additional means of accessing course materials and additional readings.

Course Objectives:

Upon successful completion of this course, student will be able to:

1. Demonstrate an understanding of the larger political, social, intellectual and cultural issues and themes

that have contributed to shaping the Western world up to 1715.

2. Demonstrate critical understanding of a selection of primary sources.

3. Demonstrate familiarity with different interpretations of the...