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2017-2018 Course Catalog 
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HIST 1060 - World History: To 1500

Credits: 3
Hours/Week: Lecture 3Lab None
Course Description: This course explores the ancient world in all its global diversity, including global themes and regional variations. Class lectures, readings, and discussions will stress intellectual and social developments which provide the foundation for the emergence of the modern world.
MnTC Goals
5 History/Social/Behavioral Science, 8 Global Perspective

Prerequisite(s): Assessment score placement in RDNG 1000 , or completion of RDNG 0900  or RDNG 0950  with a grade of C or higher and assessment score placement in ENGL 1021 , or completion of ENGL 0090  with a grade of C or higher.
Corequisite(s): None
Recommendation: None

Major Content
  1. Peopling the Earth
  2. Succession of Civilizations
  3. Rebuilding the World
  4. The Great Schools of Thought
  5. The Great Empires
  6. Post imperial Worlds: Problems of Empires in Eurasia and Africa
  7. The Rise of World Religions: Christianity, Islam and Buddhism
  8. Remaking the World: Innovation and Renewal in the Late First Millennium
  9. Contending with Isolation: ca. 1000-1200
  10. Farming and Herding
  11. The Great River Valleys: Accelerating Change and Developing States
  12. Recovery in the Late Fourteenth and Fifteenth Centuries.
  13. The Nomadic Frontiers: The Islamic World, Byzantium, and China, ca. 1000-1200
  14. The Revenge of Nature in the Fourteenth Century
  15. The World the Mongols Made

Learning Outcomes
At the end of this course students will be able to:

  1. analyze primary and secondary historical sources in order to understand the complexity of the human past.
  2. analyze the emergence and long-term effects of civilizations and the great empires.
  3. analyze the impact of globalization during the age of plagues.
  4. compare alternative explanations, systems, and theories for the rise and fall of empires.
  5. compare the western world before and after the collapse of the Roman Empire.
  6. describe how men and women in the past thought and acted, and how they contributed to the global story.
  7. discuss the incorporation of isolated regions, such as Japan and North America, into an emerging global system.
  8. discuss the relevant links between the past and key issues in today¿s world, such as the beginning of globalization.
  9. employ methods and sources that historians use to investigate the past.
  10. explain social and political institutions and processes across a range of historical periods and world cultures.
  11. identify the great schools of thought as historical responses to institutional and intellectual changes over long periods of time.

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