History of Civilization (HIST 221) Course Details

Course Name: History of Civilization
Code: HIST 221
Pre-requisite Course(s): None
Objective: This lecture-based course is designed to introduce all undergraduates the roots and essence of modern civilization and to make them familiar with some of the principal themes that shaped up the modern idea of civilization. By the end the course, students are expected to have a sufficient knowledge about the essence of modern civilization on intellectual, cultural, and scientific basis.
Content: Analysis of the importance of theuse of technology in human evolution and the emergence of early civilizations; ancient societies from Ancient Egypt to Greece as the cradles of modern civilizations; some classical texts of certain key authors –Machiavelli, Hume, Descartes, Hobbes, Bacon, Locke, Rousseau, etc. As outstanding contributions to the history of enlightenment; some groundbreaking scientific texts of Copernicus, Galileo, and Newton to understand the contribution of scientific thought to the progression of civilization.
Term: Both
Theory: 3
Application: 0
Laboratory: 0
Credit: 3
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