108年第2學期-0142 西洋文化史（二） 課程資訊
|Class Participation (including attendance, assignments and group discussions||40||Attendance will be explained clearly in the first class|
|Midterm||20||Essay questions to choose and answer|
|Final Exam||20||Essay questions to choose and answer|
|A Five-page Term Paper with MLA Style||20||Learners should study MLA handbook for knowing MLA format well on their own|
The course aims to provide the general knowledge concerning the so-called "Modern Time" in the western world. With the foundation set up by both Classical and Medieval Periods as the forerunners, Modern Time shows a much rich and colorful world with some new ideas and creativity developing from Renaissance, through Neo-Classical Period, the Romantic Period, the nineteenth century till the early twentieth century. The "spirit" of each period will be discussed with the representative thinkers/writers as well as their representative works for clarifying each age clearly. Moreover, the "continuity" going from age to age will be the "focus" for the learners to be keen in seeing some minute changes among those ages in the Modern Time. The final goal of the course is to let the learners apply their knowledge of the western civilization to their reading, appreciating as well as interpreting literary works in their studies in the future.
History of Western Civilization is an elective course. Its aim is to introduce students to the history of Western civilization from its beginnings in the ancient Near East and the Greek-Roman world to approximately WWI (1914-18). Much attention is devoted throughout the course of the year to those aspects of Western civilization which are most relevant to Chinese students of Western languages and literatures: the Greek-Roman legacy; Christianity; the history of major European languages such as English, French, and Spanish; European contacts with the East; Western concepts of self, other, home, identity, family, nation, state, justice, divinity, etc.
Office HourBy appointment.
Horton, Rod W. and Vincent F. Hopper. Backgrounds of European Literature: The Political, Social and Intellectual Development Behind the Great Gooks of Western Civilization. Taipei: Bookman.