Foundations of Western Culture (1705LHS)

1705LHS will introduce you to major ideas, cultures, people and innovations in the emergence of western culture, from ancient civilisations to the twentieth century. As we engage broadly with the ancient classical civilisations of Mesopotamia, Greece and Rome, the transformations of Medieval and Renaissance Europe, the Enlightenment and its aftermath, you will also explore and critique the values and beliefs we associate with the idea of the west today including Citizenship, Humanism, Equality, Democracy. As we explore these epochs we will also examine the idea of change itself as a shaping force in contemporary culture. Incompatible: 1705ART Foundations of Western Culture.

Course study information

Credit points (awarded)

10 (10)

Study level

Student contribution band

Band 1

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