HIS 109 - Global History I: to the 1500s
This course surveys the history of human societies around the world from the beginning to the 1500s. By examining the social, political, intellectual, and economic developments of non-western civilizations including Africa, the Americas, and Asia, students will gain an appreciation of the diversity and commonalities of the ways humans have lived in the various places and times of the world.
New SUNY General Education:
SUNY - World History and Global Awareness
MCC General Education: MCC-GLO - Global Understanding (MGLO), MCC-SSD - Social Science and Diversity (MSSD)
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 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, Spring
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Fall Semester 2023
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