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2019-2020 Course Catalog 
2019-2020 Course Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

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HIST 1060 - World History I

Credits: 4
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.
MnTC Goals
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.
Corequisite(s): None
Recommendation: None

Major Content

  1. Paleo/Neolithic Eras
  2. Africa
  3. The Near East
  4. The Mediterranean Region and the Great Empires
  5. Post Imperial Worlds: Eurasia and Africa
  6. Europe: The Early Medieval Period
  7. The Americas and Oceana
  8. The Steppe Lands
  9. Cross-Cultural Contact and Interaction
  10. Development of World Religions and Philosophies: Christianity and Islam; Buddhism and Confucianism
  11. Disasters and Challenges to Civilizations
  12. Exploration and Emerging Global Systems
  13. Beginning of the Early Modern Era

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

  1. explain the relationship of events, people, and developments in World History from antiquity into the early modern era.
  2. make use of historical thinking by evaluating the relevance of World History to the modern world and to their own lives.
  3. analyze diverse historical materials, distinguishing primary from secondary sources.
  4. demonstrate effective use of historical evidence and methods.
  5. 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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