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2022-2023 Catalog 
2022-2023 Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

HIST 111 - World Civilization I

PREREQUISITES: Demonstrated competency through appropriate assessment or earning a grade of “C” or better in ENGL 093 - Introduction to College Writing  and ENGL 083 - Reading Strategies for College  or ENGL 095 - Integrated Reading and Writing , or ENGL 075 - Co-Requisite Integrated Reading & Writing  
PROGRAM: Social Sciences

Presents the key individuals, events and schools of thought, which have most greatly impacted societal development and world history up to 1650. The target civilizations of study include Asia, the Middle East, Western Europe, Africa, and the Americas. Discusses the political, economic, social and cultural evolution of human civilization.

MAJOR COURSE LEARNING OBJECTIVES: Upon successful completion of this course the student will be expected to:

  1. Demonstrate clear, analytical and objective thinking when interpreting world history and explaining the present.
  2. Display the ability to read, comprehend and evaluate all assigned reading material.
  3. Describe the significance of people and happenings of the past and how these impact the present and future.
  4. Communicate an understanding of how this subject area impacts, and is impacted by other social science fields of study.
  5. Discuss the origins of civilization and the development of cultures.
  6. Describe and analyze the dynamics of key civilizations throughout the world prior to 1650.
  7. Explore how significant factors such as religion, trades, disease and cultural contacts have affected the development and demise of civilization.
  8. Describe the events and inventions which led exploration beginning around 1450.
  9. Reflect on cross cultural historical issues and themes using primary and secondary sources and form coherent, defensible interpretations about them.

COURSE CONTENT: Topical areas of study include -  

  • Greece and Rome
  • Hinduism, Judaism, Christianity, Islam and Buddhism
  • Asia
  • Mesopotamian, Egyptian, Chinese and Indian Civilizations
  • Growth of Cities
  • Religious Dissension
  • Renaissance
  • Americas
  • Europe
  • Africa
  • Expansion
  • Exploration

Course Addendum - Syllabus (Click to expand)