HIWD 370 Course Syllabus COURSE SYLLABUSHIWD370 COMPARATIVE CIVILIZATIONCOURSE DESCRIPTIONA comparative study of selected world civilizations with attention to the interaction with the West and the dynamics of cultural change. (Formerly HIWD 470) RATIONALEThe purpose of this course is to prepare students to fully integrate a biblical worldview into a thorough understanding of the Virginia World History Standards of Learning (SOL) test, while enabling them to create a framework for effective teaching of the subject in the future. I.PREREQUISITEFor information regarding prerequisites for this course, please refer to the Academic Course Catalog. II.REQUIRED RESOURCE PURCHASESClick on the following link to view the required resource(s) for the term in which you are registered: III.ADDITIONAL MATERIALS FOR LEARNINGA.Computer with basic audio/video output equipment B.Internet access (broadband recommended) C.Microsoft Office IV.MEASURABLE LEARNING OUTCOMESUpon successful completion of this course, the student will be able to: A.Define the concept and characteristics of “civilization.” B.Identify major civilizations from ancient times to the present, including geographical, chronological, and cultural distinctive positions. C.Explain major factors involved in the development, establishment, and demise of civilizations throughout the ages.