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Western Civilization: Ancient and Medieval Europe

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Western Civilization Ancient and Medieval Europe

Learn about the origins and development of Western societies and institutions from the ancient world through the Middle Ages in this credit-eligible course.

ASU Online Course Highlights
  • weeks long
  • 18 hours per week
  • Learn for FREE, Up-gradable
  • Self-Paced
  • Taught by: Ian Frederick Moulton, Faculty Head of Interdisciplinary Humanities and Communication
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Online Course Details:

This course is part of Global Freshman Academy (GFA), which means you can earn transferable ASU credit toward your college degree.

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.

This course satisfies the Social-Behavioral Sciences (SB) and Historical Awareness (H) general studies requirements at Arizona State University. This course may satisfy a general education requirement at other institutions; however, it is strongly encouraged that you consult with your institution of choice to determine how these credits will be applied to their degree requirements prior to transferring the credit.

Student Testimonials

I loved this class and was sorry when it ended. I learned a lot and loved the lectures and instructors. The course was well organized, easy to follow, and staff responded promptly to questions (within a day, it seemed to me.) I took the remote proctored exams, and everything was easy to follow and worked well.” -Renee Swenson

“I am totally impressed. They provide a wealth of interesting information in a concise clear format. They have a good mix of lectures and readings that nicely covers the general early history of Western Civilization. This is an excellent MOOC well worth the time.” -Paul Hundal

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

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