WCIV

  • includes Review Cards and History CourseMate with eBook, Wadsworth Western Civilization Resource Center 2-Semester Printed Access Card
  • AUTHOR: Gavin Lewis
  • ISBN-13: 9781111341800 
  • Grade(s): 9 | 10 | 11 | 12
  • 688 Pages  Paperback 
  • 1st Edition
  • ©2012     Published
  • Prices are valid only in the respective region

Overview

About The Product

Created through a “student-tested, faculty-approved” review process, WCIV was developed with hundreds of students and faculty members to provide a more engaging and accessible solution that appeals to students’ different learning styles at a value-based price. Designed with students in mind, the text is packed with study tools such as key-term definitions, pronunciation guides, and links for further study in the sidebars. The extensive photo program, with clear, focused captions, engages students’ visual learning skills, and enhanced interactive maps on the corresponding web site invite students to delve deeper into the geography of the region. The interactive eBook with extensive links to primary sources, maps, biographies and critical thinking exercises encourages additional online learning and appeals to the technology skills of today’s students. Available in the following split options: WCIV (Chapters 1-34), ISBN: 978-1-111-34180-0; Volume I: To 1700 (Chapters 1-18), ISBN: 978-1-111-34234-0; Volume II: Since 1300 (Chapters 14-34), ISBN: 978-1-111-34254-8.

Features

  • An innovative combination of content delivery both in print and online provides a core text and a wealth of comprehensive multimedia teaching and learning assets based on input from student focus groups, surveys, and interviews with hundreds of faculty and students.
  • Shorter, comprehensive chapters in a modern design present content in a more engaging and accessible format without minimizing coverage for your course.
  • Chapter in Review cards at the back of the Student Edition provide students with a portable study tool containing all of the pertinent information for class preparation.
  • A full suite of unique learning tools that appeal to different learning styles is available to students with the purchase of a new book. An interactive eBook, quizzes, audio downloads, video clips, primary source documents, and more are only a click away.
  • All of the content and resources you expect is backed by a supplement package that is second to none including an on-page glossary and pronunciation guide, “What do you think?” quizzes, “The Reasons Why” boxes, “Going to the Source” boxes, Chronology Tables, and more to engage students in the material. For instructors CourseMate includes Engagement Tracker, a first-of-its-kind tool that monitors student engagement in the course; additional materials are provided on a PowerLecture DVD and instructor companion website.

About the Contributor

AUTHOR
  • Gavin Lewis

    Gavin Lewis received his Bachelor of Arts from Oxford University and his Ph.D. from Princeton University. His research and publications include studies of central European history, Sumerian civilization, Athenian politics and religion, print and culture in the Renaissance, and the decipherment of Egyptian writing. He has over thirty years’ experience teaching Western civilization to undergraduates. He is the author of CHURCH AND PARTY IN POLITICAL CATHOLICISM: THE CLERGY AND THE CHRISTIAN SOCIAL PARTY IN LOWER AUSTRIA, 1887-1907; TOMS MASARYK; and CLOSE-UPS OF THE PAST: WESTERN CIVILIZATION IN CASE STUDIES.

Table of Contents

Part I: THE ANCIENT WORLD, 3000 B.C.–A.D 600.
1. From Prehistory to Civilization, 3000–1200 B.C.
2. Kings of Kings and One God, 1200–300 B.C.
3. The First European Civilization: The Greeks, 2200–400 B.C.
4. New Creations: Greek Religion, Arts, and Ideas, 800–300 B.C.
5. Greater Greece: The Hellenistic Era, 400–30 B.C.
6. The Rise of Rome, 800–30 B.C.
7. The Roman Peace, 30 B.C.–A.D. 235.
8. The Changing World of Rome: Emperors, Christians, and Invaders, 200 B.C.–A.D. 600.
Part II: MEDIEVAL CIVILIZATION, 500–1300.
9. After Rome, 500–700.
10. Europe Takes Shape, 700–1000.
11. Manors, Towns, and Kingdoms, 1000–1300.
12. Western Christendom and Its Neighbors, 1000–1300.
13. The Culture of Western Christendom, 1000–1300.
Part III: THE REMAKING OF EUROPE, 1300–1700.
14. Beginnings of a New Europe: The Late Middle Ages, 1300–1500.
15. Worldwide Europe: Exploration and Empire Building, 1300–1800.
16. Reviving the Past and Changing the Present: The Renaissance, 1300–1600.
17. New Christianities: The Reformation, 1500–1700.
18. Restructuring Kingdoms: Absolute and Limited Monarchy, 1600–1700.
Part IV: THE RISE OF THE MODERN WEST, 1600–1900.
19. New Worldviews: Science and Enlightenment, 1500–1800.
20. Intercontinental Revolutions, 1700–1825.
21. Ideologies and Power Struggles, 1815–1871.
22. Industrial and Scientific Society, 1700–1900.
23. Thinkers and Artists in a Changing World, 1848–1900.
Part V: The West and the World in the Era of Global Civilization, 1900–present.
24. The Imperialist World Order, 1871–1914.
25. “The Lamps Are Going Out”: The First World War, 1871–1919.
26. The West Divided: Competing World Orders, 1917–1939.
27. The West’s Darkest Hour: The Second World War, 1919–1945.
28. Science and Modernism in the Twentieth Century, 1900–1960.
29. The Superpowers, 1945–1960s.
30. Shifting Values, Thought, and Art: The Sixties and After.
31. After the End of Empire: New Power Struggles and New Problems, 1970s and 1980s.
32. The West Reunited? 1990s.
33. The West in the Postcommunist World, 1990s.
34. Western Civilization in the World of Today, 2000s.

Components

Teacher Components

  • CourseMate with Wadsworth Western Civilization Resource Center 2-Semester Instant Access  (ISBN-10: 1111341842 | ISBN-13: 9781111341848)
    Cengage Learning’s History CourseMate brings course concepts to life with interactive learning, study, and exam preparation tools that support the printed textbook. Use EngagementTracker to monitor student engagement in the course and watch student comprehension soar as your class works with the printed textbook and the textbook-specific website. An interactive eBook allows students to take notes, highlight, search and interact with text-specific embedded media (such as quizzes, flashcards, and videos). Access to the History Resource Center, a “virtual reader,” provides students with hundreds of primary sources. Learn more at www.cengage.com/coursemate.
    Price = 79.95
  • WebTutor™ on WebCT™ with eBook on Gateway, 2 terms (12 months) Instant Access  (ISBN-10: 1111747962 | ISBN-13: 9781111747961)
    With the WebTutor™ text-specific, preformatted content and total flexibility, instructors can easily create and manage their own custom course website. Instructors can provide virtual office hours, post syllabi, set up threaded discussions, track student progress with the quizzing material, and much more.
    Price = 28.25
  • WebTutor™ on Blackboard® with eBook on Gateway, 2 terms (12 months) Instant Access  (ISBN-10: 1111747938 | ISBN-13: 9781111747930)
    With the WebTutor™ text-specific, preformatted content and total flexibility, instructors can easily create and manage their own custom course website. Instructors can provide virtual office hours, post syllabi, set up threaded discussions, track student progress with the quizzing material, and much more.
    Price = 84.95
  • CourseReader 0-30: Western Civilization Instant Access Code  (ISBN-10: 1111475555 | ISBN-13: 9781111475550)
    COURSEREADER: WESTERN CIVILIZATION is Cengage Learning’s easy, affordable way to build your own online customizable reader. Through a partnership with Gale, COURSEREADER: WESTERN CIVILIZATION searches thousands of primary and secondary sources, readings, and audio and video clips from multiple disciplines. Select exactly and only the material you want your students to work with. Each selection can be listened to (using the “Listen” button), to accommodate varied learning styles. Additionally, an instructor can choose to add her own notes to readings, to direct students’ attention or ask them questions about a particular passage. Each primary source is accompanied by an introduction, and questions to help students understand the reading. COURSEREADER: WESTERN CIVILIZATION is the perfect complement to any class.
    Price = 67.00
  • Document Exercise Workbook, Volume I  (ISBN-10: 0534560830 | ISBN-13: 9780534560836)
    Prepared by Donna Van Raaphorst, this collection of exercises helps you learn to read and interpret primary source documents through extensive practice. (Package item ONLY.)
    Price = 30.75
  • Document Exercise Workbook, Volume II  (ISBN-10: 0534560849 | ISBN-13: 9780534560843)
    This is a two-volume collection of exercises based around primary sources, teaching students how to use documents and historiographic methods.
    Price = 30.75
  • Music of Western Civilization  (ISBN-10: 0495030651 | ISBN-13: 9780495030652)
    Available free to adopters, this lecture-launcher CD is tied to icons in the book, directing readers to listen to pieces mentioned in the text. Provides a broad sampling of the important musical pieces of Western civilization. Available to students for a small fee.
    Price = 16.50
  • Writing for College History: A Short Handbook  (ISBN-10: 061830603X | ISBN-13: 9780618306039)
    Prepared by Robert M. Frakes, Clarion University. This brief handbook for survey courses in American history, Western Civilization/European history, and world civilization guides students through the various types of writing assignments they encounter in a history class. Providing examples of student writing and candid assessments of student work, this text focuses on the rules and conventions of writing for the college history course.
    Price = 90.00
  • Doing History: Research and Writing in the Digital Age  (ISBN-10: 0534619533 | ISBN-13: 9780534619534)
    DOING HISTORY: RESEARCHING AND WRITING IN THE DIGITAL AGE presents a "soup to nuts" approach to researching and writing about history, with an eye for making the most of current technology. The authors begin their straightforward approach with an overview of the discipline. Then, they lay out a systematic approach to research, cover how to analyze sources and write the paper, and finally offer examples of various citation styles.
    Price = 60.00

Student Supplements

  • CourseMate with Wadsworth Western Civilization Resource Center 2-Semester Instant Access  (ISBN-10: 1111341842 | ISBN-13: 9781111341848)
    The more you study, the better the results. Make the most of your study time by accessing everything you need to succeed in one place. Read your textbook, take notes, review flashcards, watch videos, and take practice quizzes--online with CourseMate. In addition, you can access the History Resource Center, a “virtual reader” that provides you with hundreds of primary sources.
    Price = 79.95
  • WebTutor™ on WebCT™ with eBook on Gateway, 2 terms (12 months) Instant Access  (ISBN-10: 1111747962 | ISBN-13: 9781111747961)
    WebTutor™ offers real-time access to an interactive eBook and a full array of study tools, including animations and videos that bring the book’s topics to life, plus chapter outlines, summaries, learning objectives, glossary flashcards (with audio), practice quizzes, and weblinks.
    Price = 28.25
  • WebTutor™ on Blackboard® with eBook on Gateway, 2 terms (12 months) Instant Access  (ISBN-10: 1111747938 | ISBN-13: 9781111747930)
    WebTutor™ offers real-time access to an interactive eBook and a full array of study tools, including animations and videos that bring the book’s topics to life, plus chapter outlines, summaries, learning objectives, glossary flashcards (with audio), practice quizzes, and weblinks.
    Price = 84.95
  • CourseReader 0-30: Western Civilization Instant Access Code  (ISBN-10: 1111475555 | ISBN-13: 9781111475550)
    Easy-to-use and affordable access to readings, audio, and video selections for your courses with this customized online reader. COURSEREADER: WESTERN CIVILIZATION helps you to stay organized and facilitates convenient access to course material, no matter where you are.
    Price = 67.00
  • Document Exercise Workbook, Volume I  (ISBN-10: 0534560830 | ISBN-13: 9780534560836)
    Prepared by Donna Van Raaphorst, this collection of exercises helps you learn to read and interpret primary source documents through extensive practice. (Package item ONLY.)
    Price = 30.75
  • Document Exercise Workbook, Volume II  (ISBN-10: 0534560849 | ISBN-13: 9780534560843)
    Prepared by Donna Van Raaphorst, this collection of exercises helps you learn to read and interpret primary source documents through extensive practice. (Package item ONLY.)
    Price = 30.75
  • Music of Western Civilization  (ISBN-10: 0495030651 | ISBN-13: 9780495030652)
    Listen to the "hits" of Western civilization, and get a deeper sense of cultural life in the era you're studying. Available at a low cost, this CD contains many of the musical selections highlighted in the textbook and provides a broad sampling of the important musical pieces of Western civilization.
    Price = 16.50
  • Writing for College History: A Short Handbook  (ISBN-10: 061830603X | ISBN-13: 9780618306039)
    Prepared by Robert M. Frakes, Clarion University. This brief handbook for survey courses in American history, Western Civilization/European history, and world civilization guides students through the various types of writing assignments they encounter in a history class. Providing examples of student writing and candid assessments of student work, this text focuses on the rules and conventions of writing for the college history course.
    Price = 90.00
  • Doing History: Research and Writing in the Digital Age  (ISBN-10: 0534619533 | ISBN-13: 9780534619534)
    Whether you're starting down the path as a history major, or simply looking for a straightforward and systematic guide to writing a successful paper, you'll find this text to be an indispensable handbook to historical research. This text's "soup to nuts" approach to researching and writing about history addresses every step of the process, from locating your sources and gathering information, to writing clearly and making proper use of various citation styles to avoid plagiarism. You'll also learn how to make the most of every tool available to you-especially the technology that helps you conduct the process efficiently and effectively.
    Price = 60.00

Alternate Formats

Choose the Format that Best Fits Your Student's Budget and Course Goals

  • WCIV (with Review Cards and Bind-In Printed Access Card) Volume I, Paperbound
    ISBN-10: 1111342342  | ISBN-13: 9781111342340
    Price = $47.25
  • WCIV (with Review Cards and Bind-In Printed Access Card) Volume II, Paperbound
    ISBN-10:  1111342547 | ISBN-13:  9781111342548
    Price = $47.25