This one-year course surveys major trends in Western Civilization from antiquity to the present day, with special emphasis on the history of art and ideas. Its chief objective is to help students develop a historical and global perspective on Western culture. This semester focuses on three major historical eras: Greek and Roman civilizations, the Middle Ages, and the Renaissance. Class activities consist of brief lectures, group discussions, and multi-media presentations. Outside the classroom, students are required to take a field trip and attend regular film screenings.