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Western Civilization I: Ancient Near East to 1648

State University of New York and Modern States via Independent


It covers all of the substantive material that is usually taught in the first semester in Western civilization. Our goal as creators of this course is to prepare you to pass the College Board’s CLEP examination and obtain college credit for free.

Through the guidance of Dr. David D. Flaten, professor of Western Civilization in the SUNY University System, this course will review the civilizations of Ancient Greece, Rome, and the Near East; the Middle Ages; the Renaissance and Reformation; and early modern Europe.

“Western Civilization I: Ancient Near East to 1648” is a completely self-paced course. It has no prerequisites and it is offered entirely for free.


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