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GLOBAL HISTORY TO THE 15TH CENTURY (HIS-242104)

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Course Description:


Through texts, film, and interactivity, this course will introduce students to Global History through 1600. Globalization is a product of historical forces that have shaped the world since the dawn of time. All histories are part of a greater global whole as evidenced by the interlinking of contemporary societies via the unprecedented phenomenon labeled globalization. This course will promote a vibrant understanding of our world today by exploring multifaceted forces and interactions that brought individuals and cultures together in both conflict and cooperation, encouraging comparative analysis from a global perspective that can contribute to various disciplines.

We will explore the rise of the world’s first major civilizations (including Mesopotamia, China, India and Egypt); specific cultural, political and social encounters; the classical foundations of both the Greek and Roman civilizations; and the impact of religion, memory schemes, and oral traditions in shaping world civilizations. Students will begin to learn the art and science of historical inquiry through the use of primary sources, maps and timelines, to bring into perspective our contemporary view of the origins of civilizations.

Important Note: Students do not have to take both Global History to the 15th Century and Global History from the 15th Century. They can take one or both in either order.
This course was renamed effective the September 2010 term and was formerly offered as World History I to 1600. Students who have successfully completed 242104 should not enroll in this course.

This course fully meets the General Education requirement in Other World Civilizations and partially meets the General Education requirement in Western Civilization.


Includes an audio component
This online course is offered through the Center for Distance Learning. You can take this as an individual course or as part of an online degree program, with term starts in March, May, September, November and January. View current term offerings and all online courses. Click here to register for online courses.


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Liberal Study
Lower Level
Credits: 4
Meets General Education Requirement In: Other World Civilizations-Full;Western Civilization-Partial

Term(s) Offered (Subject to Change) : Spring 1. Spring 2. Summer. Fall 1. Fall 2.

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