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Spring 2021

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HIS101 - World Civilizations 1

Credits: 3

Catalog Description: Examines the social, political, economic, environmental, religious and intellectual influences on the rise and fall of world civilizations prior to 1500 CE. Presents history from a global perspective, with an emphasis on the beliefs and contributions shaping the whole of the human community. Emphasizes developing and implementing the skills of the historian.

Lecture: 3 hrs.

Course Learning Outcomes (CLOs):
Upon the successful completion of this course, a student will be able to:
1. Discuss the biological and social consequences of the advent of settled agriculture.
2. Describe how urbanism shaped the human experience.
3. Discuss the interplay between the environment and historical development in a range of complex societies.
4. Explain the significance of distinctive forms of political, social, or economic organization across a range of complex societies.
5. Explain the basic tenets of the major world religions.
6. Discuss the various channels through which complex societies came into contact with one another prior to 1500 CE.
7. Trace the long-term effects of major turning points in world history prior to 1500 CE.
8. Develop historical insights through the use of comparative frameworks.
9. Analyze primary source documents to build historical thinking skills (awareness of context, continuity and change, and bias).


Effective Term: Spring 2020