Liberal Studies - Western Civilization and Culture Concentration


The following courses are required for this concentration. The general education courses listed are only those required for this concentration. A total of 57 - 63 units are required for general education (not including the language requirement).

General Education Requirements

  • PHIL-100 Introduction to Philosophy (3)

Required Courses

Western Civilization: Ancient

Select one of the following:

  • HIST-360 Greece: Drama and Paideia in the Polis (4) 
  • HIST-365 Rome: Politics, Pagans, Patristics (4)* 
  • HIST-367 The Ancient Near East (3) 
  • HIST-450 History of Political Theory and Ideas (3)* 
  • PHIL-330 Ancient Philosophy and Rhetoric (4)

Western Civilization: Medieval/Early Modern

Select one of the following:

  • HIST-370 Medieval Life, Thought and Literature (4)* 
  • HIST-375 The Renaissance and English Literature (4)* 
  • HIST-380 Reformation History and Theology (4)* 
  • LIT-415 Shakespeare (3) 
  • PHIL-333 Medieval Philosophy (3)

Western Civilization: Modern

Select one of the following:

  • HIST-385 Early Modern Europe (4)* 
  • HIST-393 Twentieth Century Western Thought (3) 
  • HIST-395 Modern Europe (4)* 
  • LIT-420 English Literature: Romantic and Victorian Literature (3) 
  • LIT-425 English Literature: 20th Century Literature (3) 
  • LIT-426 English Literature: C.S. Lewis (3) 
  • PHIL-335 Modern Philosophy (4)

*Choose from these courses if planning to complete a minor (a minimum of 20 units).

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