Course Descriptions

HIS 109 - Global History I: to the 1500s

3 Credits

This course surveys the history of human societies around the world from the beginning to 1500. By examining the social, political, intellectual, and economic developments of world civilizations including Africa, the Americas, Asia, and the Middle East, students will obtain the historical knowledge necessary to live interdependently in a diverse global community. Three class hours. (SUNY-SS/OWC).

Course Learning Outcomes
1. Describe significant transformative events in the history of the non-Western world from its beginnings until the 1500s.
2. Analyze the development of non-Western societies, including the structures of social classes, from the beginning of civilization until the 1500s.
3. Explain the organization and development of the political systems of the non-Western world from the beginning until the 1500s.
4. Explain the organization and development of political and economic systems of the non-Western world from the beginning until the 1500s.
5. Describe relationships and exchanges among Asia, Africa, the Americas, and Europe from the beginning of civilization until the 1500s.
6. Examine primary text documents from different periods of the non Western world and engage with issues of interpretation.
7. Utilize writing to communicate an understanding, application, analysis or evaluation of material covered in this course.

Course Offered Fall and Spring

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Fall Semester 2017
Intersession 2018
Spring Semester 2018