(1) Analyze/reflect: What do you know and understand about the foundations and nature of Western civilization that you did not before this study? In your discussion, select at least three specific developments or turning points from the period covered in the course that you think were especially influential and that helped your understanding. Try to select examples from different eras. (This section should make up the larger part of your essay.)
(2) Connect: How might this understanding help you to better think about and evaluate present-day civilizations and cultures?