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California State University, Sacramento

 

Area C: The Arts and Humanities

Area C – 1 World Civilizations

1.  Deals with one or more of the major Western and/or Non-Western civilizations which have had a significant direct influence on the modern world.

2. Covers a historical period of at least 500 years.

3. Is broad in scope, emphasizing the distinguishing characteristics of the civilization(s) studied. [Courses shall not be restricted to a single aspect of a civilization's culture.]

4. Develops an understanding of and appreciation for the diversity of the human community.

5. Presents the contributions and perspectives of women; persons from various ethnic, socio-economic, and religious groups, gays and lesbians; and persons with disabilities. [At least two of these groups should be included in the course.]

Students will:

1. Explain the historical and cultural significance of the major phenomena within the period(s) and region(s) studies.

2. Compare and contrast the basic values of the people/cultures studied.

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