Course title



Foundations for Western Civilizations I

Course description

Sophomore Humanities continues and builds upon a penetrating and interdisciplinary analysis of history and literature; which serves as its core. Historically; the course picks up from the fall of Rome and the rise of the Church; monarchies; and feudal system that characterizes the Middle Ages; giving way to the Renaissance and the establishment of the modern Nation State. Literature ranges from the writings of St. Augustine to Dante’s Inferno to Shakespeare. History and literature are examined and reinforced as both causes and effects—that history sets the environment which leads to great literature just as the literature itself has an effect on that changing environment; often changing the course of history. In this rich intellectual analysis; assignments and discussions challenge the student to build upon thinking; writing; research; and presentation skills.

School country

United States

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High school

Tesseract School

School / district Address

3939 E. Shea Blvd

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Requested competency code

Social Science

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Approved competency code

  • SSCI
  • 1 year of other Social Science

Approved date

Online / Virtual