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HIST& 126
World Civilization I


Credits: 5
Clock Hours per Quarter: 50

AA Discipline: [Social Sciences][Humanities]

Lecture Hours:50


Description
Introduction to world history from a global perspective, spanning the origins of civilization through the classical world of Greece and Rome. Specifically addresses the evolving character of civilization as well as humankind's search for meaning in the face of historic change. Recommended: READ 088.

Intended Learning Outcomes
  • Identify important people, developments, and ideas that have shaped world events since the first civilizations emerged.
  • Critically examine change over time, specifically identifying the consequences of those changes in the diversity of people and societies that emerged throughout the ancient world.
  • Identify and articulate parallels between challenges of the past and the issues of today in order to provide a better basis for personal responsibility, critical analysis, and empathy for other members of contemporary society.
  • Model a global perspective by recognizing how historical forces have created distinct peoples and societies throughout the world.
  • Analyze, synthesize, and present information and knowledge pertaining to the ancient world.
  • Demonstrate communications skills, both written and oral, by employing primary evidence in support of carefully formed conclusions regarding the historical record of the ancient world.
  • Identify the interconnected nature of ancient civilizations that have combined to drive world change over several millennia.

  • Course Topics
  • Homo Sapiens to humans
  • Settled river societies
  • Territorial societies
  • The first empires
  • Second-generation societies
  • Classical-era Greece
  • The Han and Roman empires

  • Syllabi Listing See ALL Quarters
    Course
    Year Quarter
    Item
    Instructor  
    HIST& 126
    Fall 2017
    5426
    John Van Slyke
    HIST& 126
    Fall 2017
    7619
    John Van Slyke
    HIST& 126
    Fall 2016
    5426
    John Van Slyke
    HIST& 126
    Fall 2016
    7619
    John Van Slyke
    HIST& 126
    Summer 2016
    7619
    Gary Benefiel


    Two Year Projected Schedule

    Year One* Year Two**
    Fall
    Winter
    Spring
    Summer
    Mini 
    Fall
    Winter
    Spring
    Summer
    Mini
    X
     
    X
     
     
    X
     
    X
     
     

    *If fall quarter starts on an odd year (2003, 2005, etc.), it's Year One.
    **
    If fall quarter starts on an even year (2002, 2004, etc.), it's Year Two.