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W-World Views

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An overview of major ideas and events shaping Western civilization through the examination of narratives, discourses, artworks, films and popular culture. Upon successful completion of this course, students will have a better understanding of classical mythology and philosophy, the biblical concept of reality, modern secularism, the intellectual foundations of totalitarianism, post-modernism, New Age spirituality and alternative concepts of history. This course fulfills the Cultural Perspectives requirement of the Doane Plan.