Build Cultural FoundationsThrough introductory Western civilization courses, students gain vital knowledge and understanding of the development of Western-oriented traditions, including their cultural, political, economic, religious, and military aspects. Customarily organized into ancient, medieval, early modern, and modern periods, this study forms a fundamental base for student comprehension of European, American, and world history.
Gale Researcher supports student exploration and research on western civilization through authoritative articles on relevant subject matters paired with insightful media such as images, videos, and more—all selected with the guidance of an expert editorial board.
Ancient Cultures to the 16th Century in Western Civilization aligns to Western Civilization I and to European portions of World History I courses. Specific topics include:
- Ancient Near Eastern Civilizations
- Hebrews and Jews
- Ancient Greece
- Ancient Rome
- Christianity in Antiquity
- Rise of Islam
- Early Middle Ages
- High Middle Ages
Colonialism to the 21st Century in Western Civilization aligns to Western Civilization II and to European portions of World History II courses. Specific topics include:
- Europe and the New World
- Early Modern Europe
- Scientific Revolution & Enlightenment
- Industrial Revolution
- Imperialism & Nationalism
- World War I
- Europe between the Wars
- World War II
- Cold War
- Global Age
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" This database from Gale offers an array of topics, effective search and browse options, and a streamlined overall blueprint....It is worth noting that each topic in the database has been edited by a subject-matter expert, an aspect that adds greatly to overall effectiveness. Librarians can customize the database experience by adding links to relevant outside resources, both Gale and non-Gale. This is a strong database that offers librarians a range of purchase options."
- Booklist, November 2016
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