HIST 1060 - World History I
Hours/Week: Lecture 4 Lab None
Course Description: This course explores the ancient world into the early modern period in all its global diversity, including global themes and regional variations. The class will stress intellectual and social developments, which provide the foundation for the emergence of the modern world.
5 History/Social/Behavioral Science, 8 Global Perspective
Prerequisite(s): Course placement into college-level English and Reading OR completion of ENGL 0950 with a grade of C or higher OR completion of RDNG 0940 with a grade of C or higher and qualifying English Placement Exam OR completion of RDNG 0950 with a grade of C or higher and ENGL 0090 with a grade of C or higher OR completion of ESOL 0051 with a grade of C or higher and ESOL 0052 with a grade of C or higher.
- Paleo/Neolithic Eras
- The Near East
- The Mediterranean Region and the Great Empires
- Post Imperial Worlds: Eurasia and Africa
- Europe: The Early Medieval Period
- The Americas and Oceana
- The Steppe Lands
- Cross-Cultural Contact and Interaction
- Development of World Religions and Philosophies: Christianity and Islam; Buddhism and Confucianism
- Disasters and Challenges to Civilizations
- Exploration and Emerging Global Systems
- Beginning of the Early Modern Era
At the end of this course students will be able to:
- explain the relationship of events, people, and developments in World History from antiquity into the early modern era.
- make use of historical thinking by evaluating the relevance of World History to the modern world and to their own lives.
- analyze diverse historical materials, distinguishing primary from secondary sources.
- demonstrate effective use of historical evidence and methods.
- evaluate varied perspectives of human history using knowledge of diverse peoples within their distinctive historical contexts.
Competency 1 (1-6)
05. 01. Employ the methods and data that historians and social and behavioral scientists use to investigate the human condition.
05. 02. Examine social institutions and processes across a range of historical periods and cultures.
05. 03. Use and critique alternative explanatory systems or theories.
Competency 2 (7-10)
08. 01. Describe and analyze political, economic, and cultural elements which influence relations of states and societies in their historical and contemporary dimensions.
08. 02. Demonstrate knowledge of cultural, social, religious and linguistic differences.
08. 03. Analyze specific international problems, illustrating the cultural, economic, and political differences that affect their solution.
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