Approved September 24, 2013
Definitions: The term “civilization implies the existence of a society with a relatively advanced degree of occupational specialization and the evolution of classical religious, philosophical and literary traditions. Courses in ancient civilizations generally must be comparative. The term “multi-cultural region” implies the existence of several cultures that approach the definition of “civilization” or did at one time. Sub-Saharan Africa or Latin American might be examples. The term “non-western” implies a primary focus outside of Europe, the U.S., and Canada or on the indigenous peoples of North America.
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