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HIS-1210 Introduction to World History I

In Introduction to World History I, students will explore the global structures and transnational forces that have shaped history, from prehistory, through the emergence of agriculture and urban centers, to 1492. Students in this course will examine both the distinctive characteristics of individual societies and the connections that have linked the fortunes of different societies as well as comparisons of major societies. The course will chronologically highlight the traditions of global regions and their encounters with one another, including the Middle East, Europe, South Asia, East Asia, and the Americas. The historical material will enable students to recognize the twin themes of tradition and encounters. Students will engage in comparative analysis of different societies, and their religious and cultural differences, as well as the expanding global trade and technology networks.

Study Methods:

Online Courses (HIS-1210-OL):
Jan 2024,  May 2024

Credits: 3

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