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Western Civilization: Ancient and Medieval Europe ASU


This course will take you on an exploration of the beginnings and development of Western societies from the Ancient World through the Middle Ages.

About Western Civilization: Ancient and Medieval Europe:

This first year online history course will take you on a fascinating journey through the history of Europe and the Mediterranean from ancient times through 1500 AD. You will learn about a number of cultures and periods, including:

  • Egypt and Mesopotamia
  • Greece
  • Rome
  • Judaism
  • The Byzantine Empire
  • The Rise of Islam
  • Medieval Europe

You will also learn:

  • How to critically analyze the development and growth of people economically, socially, culturally, and politically
  • How to critically analyze the development and growth of people economically, socially, culturally, and politically
  • The changing political systems in Europe and how they impact Western society
  • The evolving relations between Europe, the Mediterranean, and the larger world

Note: This course is not hosted on the Starbucks Global Academy platform. After enrolling, the course content will direct you on how to complete registration for this content. Check the ASU Earned Admissions website for course availability.

Meet your instructor:

Dr. Ian Frederick Moulton
Faculty Head of Interdisciplinary Humanities and Communication
College of Integrative Sciences and Arts
Arizona State University

Michelle Stuckey
Faculty Head and Clinical Assistant Professor
College of Integrative Sciences and Arts
Arizona State University
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