Western Civilization I CLEP

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Western Civilization: Ancient and Medieval Europe
By Arizona State University via edX
Scheduled MOOC
Workload: 144 hours

This course will provide a general outline of European history from Ancient times through 1500 AD, covering a variety of European historical periods and cultures, including Greek, Roman, Byzantine, Celtic, Frankish and others.

What you'll learn

  • Think critically about the development of people politically, socially, and economically
  • Evaluate evolution of political systems and their contribution to western society
  • Understand the changing social role of religion in European society
  • Explore the changing relations between Ancient and Medieval Europe and the world beyond

HIST201: History of Europe, 1000 to 1800
By Saylor.org
Open Courseware
Workload: 90.25 hours

This course is comprised of a range of different, free online resources which will introduce you to the history of Europe from the medieval period to the Age of Revolutions in the eighteenth century. You will learn about the major political, economic, and social changes that took place in Europe during this 800-year period. The course will be structured chronologically. Each unit will include representative primary-source documents that illustrate important overarching political, economic, and social themes, such as the Renaissance, the Protestant Reformation, European expansion overseas, and the French Revolution. By the end of the course, you will understand how Europe had transformed from a fragmented and volatile network of medieval polities into a series of independent nation-states by 1800.