The purpose of this course is to introduce students to the general and broad history and progression of Western Civilization. What makes the West. 'The West'? What does it mean to be western? Starting with the Ancient Greeks and working through the Roman and Byzantine Empires, to the Middle Ages, European Renaissance and Reformation, French Revolution, and Industrial Revolution (among other topics); will we cover more than 2000 years of Western history and try to answer these questions, tying together the common threads between cultures and peoples of the 'West'.