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Western History and Culture

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Subject Categories:
History, Social Studies / Social Science

This course is a survey of the Western world as it has developed from its inception to the present. The course covers events, ideas, and cultural movements with particular attention to the role and influence of Christianity in the development of the West. Following a Judeo-Christian trajectory, the course starts with Abraham and the Old Testament patriarchs and progresses to the Kingdom of Israel, then to the Roman Empire and the Hellenic world. The trajectory then follows the European kingdoms and the Church through the East-West Schism. After this, the course follows the Western Church to the Renaissance, Reformation, and development of Modern Science, then to the Enlightenment, the rise of nation-states, and the Modern Age. The course concludes by considering the global events of the twentieth century, including two World Wars and the Great Depression, and then a brief discussion of contemporary issues.

Grade Levels*:
9, 10, 11, 12
* Enrollment restricted based on Date of Birth and Grad Year (whichever is more limiting). Enrollment outside these levels requires written concurrence from TPS Support.
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