By the end of the course, students will be able to master at least two of the following tasks, one of which must be the second item listed:
- Explain one or more meanings of “the West” or the western world in relation to the particular topic or area under study.
- Construct a narrative of the West relevant to the course, identifying at least two major periods or epochs, characterizing their central themes and chronological places in that narrative.
- Identify at least two forms of critical self-examination in western narratives.
- Explain how at least two contemporary institutions, beliefs, practices, or modes of thought and experience may be understood against their historical background.