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Lesley Dean-Jones, Chair 2210 Speedway, Mail Code C3400, Austin, TX 78712-1738 • 512-471-5742

Fall 2006

AHC 310 • Western Civilization in Medieval Times

Unique Days Time Location Instructor
32480 MWF
10:00 AM-11:00 AM
BUR 108
Hardwick

Course Description

In this course, we examine the central cultural characteristics of the Western heritage after the Reformation and discuss their transformation up to the present. A chronological historical narrative will be followed, but the most important focus of the course will be devoted to the examination of a number of central questions within Western society from the Reformation on through the present. We will attempt to formulate an understanding of Grading Policy 2 hour exams @ 20% 1 final exam @ 30% 6 reading/discussion quizzes (lowest grade to be dropped) @ 6% each Exams will consist of term and primary text identification and essays.

Texts

Coffin, WESTERN CIVILIZATION Martin Luther, ON THE FREEDOM OF A CHRISTIAN Cabeza de Vaca, THE ACCOUNT: THE RELACION OF C. D. V Jean-Jacques Rousseau, THE SOCIAL CONTRACT Alexis de Tocqueville, THE OLD REGIME AND THE FRENCH REVOLUTION John Reed, TEN DAYS THAT SHOOK THE WORLD Hannah Arendt, EICHMANN IN JERUSALEM

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