Mar 27, 2023  
2015-2016 Undergraduate Academic Catalog 
2015-2016 Undergraduate Academic Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

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HU 440 - Global History I–The World to 1500

3 lecture hours 0 lab hours 3 credits
Course Description
This course aims to analyze the essential characteristics and experiences of the major world regions and to consider those forces that had a worldwide impact. Topics to be considered: the ancient, classical, and medieval civilizations of Eurasia; the Confucian, Muslim and non-European worlds on the eve of Europe’s expansion; and the roots of European expansion. (prereq: None) 
Course Learning Outcomes
Upon successful completion of this course, the student will be able to:
  • Understand the historical development of Western and non-Western cultures and compare and contrast the problems of both past and present generations

Prerequisites by Topic
  • None 

Course Topics
  • Schools of history/characteristics of civilizations (1 class)
  • Paleolithic and Neolithic societies (1 class)
  • Ancient civilizations (3 classes)
  • History of the Hebrews (1 class)
  • Classical civilizations (6 classes)
  • Rise of Christianity (2 classes)
  • Medieval civilizations (9 classes)
  • Non-Eurasian World (2 classes)
  • Late Islamic states and empires (1 class)
  • Exams (3 classes)

Patrick Jung

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