HIST-111: Introduction to Medieval and Early Modern Western Civilization formerly HI-111)

Course Information

Course, prefix, number, & title: HIST-111 Introduction to Medieval and Early Modern Western Civilization formerly HI-111)

Hours (Class, recitation, Laboratory, studio): 3

Credits: 3

Pre-requisites (if any): ENGL-101

Co-requisites (if any): ENGL-101

Course Description in college catalog:

The development of Western civilization from the beginning of the Middle Ages to the French Revolution; the major political, intellectual, religious, economic, and social movements which transformed Western civilization from a medieval to a modern society. Materials drawn from texts and original sources.

Academic programs for which this course serves as a requirement or an elective:

A.A.S. Medical Assistant

A.A. Liberal Arts and Sciences

A.S. Liberal Arts and Sciences (Mathematics and Science)

General Education Outcomes: Below is a listing of General Education Outcome(s) that this course supports.

  1. Communicate effectively in various forms

  2. Use analytical reasoning to identify issues or problems and evaluate evidence in order to make informed decisions

Course-specific student learning outcomes:

1. Students will critically evaluate historical evidence related to the evolving relationships between secular and religious development in Western Europe from the fall of the Roman Empire through the 18th century

a. Differentiate between primary and secondary historical source material.

b. Identify how historical moments shape perspectives.

2. Students will identify and explain the cause and effect relationships surrounding secular and religious developments in Western Europe from the fall of the Roman Empire through the 18th century

a. Define difference between cause and effect.

b.Identify relationships between specific historical causes and effects.

3. Students will identify and evaluate the major social, cultural, political, and economic causes and effects of secular and religious developments in Western Europe from the fall of the Roman Empire through the 18thcentury.

a. Define differences between different kinds of change in society

b. Provide examples of both change and continuity over time in social, political, economic, and cultural history and its relationship to secular and religious developments in Western Europe over the centuries from the fall of the Roman Empire through the 18th century.

c.Evaluate different significances of different types of change.

Program-specific outcomes

In any history course, students will learn to critically evaluate historical information (distinguish between primary and secondary sources; cause and effect; identify biases in historical sources); and demonstrate an understanding of the methodology in retrieving historical information.

Other program outcomes (if applicable).

  1. Integrate knowledge and skills in the program of study

Methods by which student learning will be assessed and evaluated; describe the types of methods to be employed; note whether certain methods are required for all sections:

Exams, Short papers and/or research paper(s),Quizzes and Map Assignment

Academic Integrity policy (department or College):
Academic honesty is expected of all students. Any violation of academic integrity is taken extremely seriously. All assignments and projects must be the original work of the student or teammates. Plagiarism will not be tolerated. Any questions regarding academic integrity should be brought to the attention of the instructor. The following is the Queensborough Community College Policy on Academic Integrity: "It is the official policy of the College that all acts or attempted acts that are violations of Academic Integrity be reported to the Office of Student Affairs. At the faculty member’s discretion and with the concurrence of the student or students involved, some cases though reported to the Office of Student Affairs may be resolved within the confines of the course and department. The instructor has the authority to adjust the offender’s grade as deemed appropriate, including assigning an F to the assignment or exercise or, in more serious cases, an F to the student for the entire course." Read the University’s policy on Academic Integrity opens in a new window(PDF).

Disabilities
Any student who feels that he or she may need an accommodation based upon the impact of a disability should contact the office of Services for Students with Disabilities in Science Building, Room S-132, 718-631-6257, to coordinate reasonable accommodations for students with documented disabilities. You can visit the Services for Students with Disabilities website.