National Taiwan Normal University Course Outline
Fall , 2022

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I.Course information
Serial No. 1353 Course Level Master
Course Code ETM0001 Chinese Course Name 歐洲文化史
Course Name History of European Cultures
Department Graduate Institute of European Cultures and Tourism
Two/one semester 1 Req. / Sel. Req.
Credits 3.0 Lecturing hours Lecture hours: 3
Prerequisite Course ◎1. This is a cross-level course and is available for junior and senior undergraduate students, master's students and PhD students. 2. If the listed course is a doctroal level course, it is only available for master's students and PhD students.
Course Description
Time / Location Fri. 6-8 Main 04-04
Curriculum Goals Corresponding to the Departmental Core Goal
1. Increase the students’ familiarity and interest in the most significant European contributions to world civilization Master:
 1-1 To understand European multi-culture and its reality in depth
 1-2 To have multi-cultural and inter- disciplinary knowledge.
 1-3 To have multi-lingual ability to communicate as well as conduct research
 3-1 To have the academic capability to research European culture in depth
 4-1 To be willing to experience the lifestyles of different cultures
 4-2 To be able to respect and to understand multi-cultures
 4-3 To be able to appreciate beauty and to care societies
2. prepare students for in-depth study of other matters related to European cultures studied in the school’s Program Master:
 2-3 To have good professional ethics and excellent expertise
 3-1 To have the academic capability to research European culture in depth
 3-3 To have an international vision and cultivated personality

II. General Syllabus
Instructor(s) LUCA DINU/ 路狄諾
  1. Introduction; Europe’s early others
  2. The archaic Greek and Hebrew civilizations
  3. The Greek and Hellenistic civilizations
  4. The Roman world
  5. Christianity and the transformation of the Roman world
  6. The Byzantine, Islamic, and early medieval worlds
  7. The high Middle Ages, 1000-1300
  8. The late Middle Ages & the Renaissance (I)
  9. The late Middle Ages & the Renaissance (II)
  10. Mutations and crises: The age of discovery, the Protestant reformation
  11. Early modern societies; The age of absolutism (1660-1789)
  12. The scientific revolution and the Enlightenment
  13. The French Revolution, the industrial revolution
  14. Reactions: urbanization, liberalism, nationalism, mass society (1800-1870); Imperialism, colonialism, anxiety (1870-1914)
  15. War, revolution, modernism; Turmoil and a second war
  16. The postwar years; Europe today: new questions, new challenges
Instructional Approach
Methods Notes
Formal lecture  
Media, audio, visual materials  
Grading assessment
Methods Percentage Notes
Attendances 30 % This includes in-class quizzes
other: 70 % Reading reports
Required and Recommended Texts/Readings with References

Primary source:

Coffin, Judith & al. Western Civilizations Their History & Their Culture. Norton. 2011

A portfolio of essential readings covering literary, political, historical and philosophical texts is distributed via Moodle to students with a view to further illustrating the course. Several feature films are also assigned for screening.

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