World History I
Course Description:This course is a comprehensive global perspective of world history. It is the study of all geographical areas and civilizations. It identifies and explores the links among civilizations that produce a multi-centered world history while paying particular attention to unique identities and contributions. It examines briefly the various political and economic systems, religions, philosophies and renowned leaders of the world civilizations and societies. The perspective is multicultural and multifaceted to affect a more integrated understanding of global development. This course spans the origins of civilizations through the Enlightenment. This course has been designated as an international/diversity course.
Required textbooks/ course materials:
Weisner-Hanks, M. et. al. (2018). A History of World Societies. 12th ed. Boston: Bedford/St. Martin, 2018. Print. ISBN: 9781319058951 (paperback)
See your Instructor First Day Handout for individual instructor assignment schedule.
Discipline-level learning outcomes:
SS-1 Identify behaviors and social trends, using appropriate research methodologies.
SS-2 Identify global influences on social, behavioral, and historical issue.
SS-3 Examine significant historical events.
SS-4 Identify differences and commonalities within diverse cultures.
Course-level learning outcomes:
|Course-level student learning outcomes||Discipline-level learning outcomes||Assessment methods|
SS-1, SS-2, SS-3, SS-4
SS-1, SS-3, SS-4
SS-1, SS-2, SS-3, SS-4
|Quizzes, Documented Essays, Unit tests, Tests|
Means of accomplishing learning outcomes:
- Read all assigned materials.
- Attend and participate in class discussions.
- Complete study guides and notes from class discussions and lectures.
- Courses taught under the auspices of the Social and Behavioral Sciences will include an oral component, oral presentations and/or classroom discussions.
Note: Online and Distance Learning courses will not contain the oral component.
Chapters are as follow:
- The Earliest Human Societies, to 2500 b.c.e.
- The Rise of the State in Southwest Asia and the Nile Valley, 3200-500 b.c.e.
- The Foundation of Indian Society, to 300 b.c.e.
- China’s Classical Age, to 221 b.c.e.
- The Greek Experience, 3500-100 b.c.e.
- The World of Rome, 750 b.c.e.-400 c.e.
- East Asia and the Spread of Buddhism, 221 b.c.e-800 b.c.e.
- Continuity and Change in Europe and Western Asia, 200-850
- The Islamic World, 600-1400
- African Societies and Kingdoms, 1000 b.c.e.-1500 b.c.e.
- The Americas, 2500 b.c.e.-1500 c.e.
- Cultural Exchange in Central and Southern Asia, to 1400
- States and Cultures in East Asia, 800-1400
- Europe in the Middle Ages, 800-1450
- Europe in the Renaissance and Reformation, 1350-1600
- The Acceleration of global contact, 1450-1600
- The Islamic World Powers 1300-1800
- European Power and Expansion, 1500-1750
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