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Western Civilization Course Outline

Course: Western Civilization 40
Credits: 1
Teacher: James Dykstra

Topics

  1. What is History?
  2. Greece
    • The Thinkers
      • Socrates
      • Aristotle
      • Plato
    • The Poets/Authors
      • Homer
      • Herodotus
      • Aesop
      • Sophocles
    • The Warriors
      • Troy
      • Greco-Persian Wars
      • Alexander
  3. Rome
    • Paterfamilias
      • Gravitas
      • Dignitas
      • Pietas
    • The Republic
      • Carthage
    • The Empire
      • Julius Casear
      • Bread and Circuses
      • Constantine
  4. The Medieval World
    • Contraction and the Flowering of Knowledge
      • Monasticism
      • Charlemagne
      • Holy Roman Empire
      • Babylonian Captivity
      • Expansion of Cities
      • Growth of Trade
      • Rise of Universities
    • The Expansion of Islam/The Crusades
      • Agricultural Expansion
      • Military Advancement
        • Richard the Lion Heart
  5. Renaissance
    • Rebirth of the Classical world
    • Machiavelli
    • Leonardo da Vinci
    • Michelangelo
    • The Printing Press
  6. Reformation
    • Back to God
    • Desiderus Erasmus
    • Martin Luther
      • Diet of Worms
    • John Calvin
    • The Anabaptist
      • Conrad Grebel
      • Menno SImons
      • Baptist
  7. Revolutions
    • 1648 - The Treaty of Westphalia
    • Enlightenment
    • Science
      • Copernicus
      • Galileo
      • Newton
    • America
      • George Washington
    • France
      • Voltaire
      • Rousseau
      • Louis XVI
      • Reign of Terror
      • Robespierre
      • Napoleon
    • Industrial
      • Factory system
      • Spinning jenny
      • Enclosure movement
      • Steam
  8. The Death of God
    • Romantic Age
    • Nationalism
      • Union of Italy, Germany, etc
    • Darwin
    • Marx
    • Neitzche
    • World War I
  9. Modernism and Post Modernism
    • Communism
    • Freud1`
    • Sexual Freedom - "Love wins"

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