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Overview

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.

Gavin Lewis, John Jay College, City University of New York

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.
  • 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.
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.

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“[WCIV] truly meets the needs of college and university students. Very well balanced, strong and accurate content, supplements well integrated into the text, a great focus on critical thinking, and outstanding design, layout, color, and maps.”

“I applaud your efforts to find tools that students will actually use in a productive fashion. Traditional textbooks seem less and less capable [of] captivating students. The WCIV materials seem to be capable of conveying to students that history is interesting and engaging and even *fun*, and that definitely seems like a step in the right direction to me.”

“I think the chapters are designed in such a way as to make them more accessible to students and to help them when studying for tests. If the goal is to create a text that works with how today’s students learn, this should do the trick.”

Cengage provides a range of supplements that are updated in coordination with the main title selection. For more information about these supplements, contact your Learning Consultant.

FOR INSTRUCTORS

WCIV, Volume I

ISBN: 9781111342340
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.

WCIV, Volume II

ISBN: 9781111342548
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.

PowerLecture with ExamView®

ISBN: 9781111342630
An all-in-one multimedia resource for class preparation, presentation, and testing. This DVD includes an electronic version of the Instructor’s Manual (learning objectives, chapter outlines, discussion questions, suggested lecture topics, suggested paper topics, and related internet resources), Microsoft® PowerPoint® slides (lecture outlines, images and maps from the text), JoinIn® PowerPoint® slides (“clicker” content), test bank (key term identification, multiple-choice, essay, and map questions). ExamView, an easy-to-use assessment and tutorial system, allows instructors to create, deliver, and customize tests in minutes. Instructors can build tests with as many as 250 questions using up to 12 question types. Using the complete word-processing capabilities of ExamView, instructors can enter an unlimited number of new questions or edit existing ones.

WebTutor™ on WebCT™ with eBook on Gateway, 2 terms (12 months) Instant Access

ISBN: 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.

WebTutor™ on Blackboard® with eBook on Gateway, 2 terms (12 months) Instant Access

ISBN: 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.

Music of Western Civilization

ISBN: 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.

CourseMate with Wadsworth Western Civilization Resource Center 2-Semester Instant Access

ISBN: 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.

Preview Guide

ISBN: 9781111345013

FOR STUDENTS

WebTutor™ on WebCT™ with eBook on Gateway, 2 terms (12 months) Instant Access

ISBN: 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.

WebTutor™ on Blackboard® with eBook on Gateway, 2 terms (12 months) Instant Access

ISBN: 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.

Music of Western Civilization

ISBN: 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 to you, this CD contains many of the musical selections highlighted in the text and provides a broad sampling of the important musical pieces of Western civilization.

CourseMate with Wadsworth Western Civilization Resource Center 2-Semester Instant Access

ISBN: 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.