HIST 125: Introduction to Global History

HIST 125-011: Introduction to Global History
(Fall 2024)

03:00 PM to 04:15 PM TR

Planetary Hall 120

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Section Information for Fall 2024

There is no assigned textbook, Global History is explored through lectures, peer-reviewed scholarship, and documentaries.  A primary focus is upon developments – such as, migration and trade – that serve to shed light upon the situations that shape the world today.  Another aim is to provide a solid grounding for intellectual development beyond the confines of the course.  The goal is to equip the student with tools for understanding and evaluating complex analysis. The final grade is acquired through an accumulation of points.  There are weekly assignments in the form of written work and quizzes.  Written assignments are short, typically 2 sentences up to a paragraph.  They are designed to focus the mind upon the details necessary for the development of an argument.  The quizzes are open-note and there are no tests.

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Course Information from the University Catalog

Credits: 3

By focusing on historical experiences that reflect the diversity of Mason’s student body, students will be able to see how their families and communities fit within, and contribute to, global history from the pre-modern period to our present day. This course offers a long-term historical perspective on structural issues challenging our world today, including demographic and environmental changes, national and global inequalities, and the underrepresentation of marginalized groups. Students will gain an understanding of how interconnections and inter-dependencies have been forged through the global movement of people, pathogens, goods, and ideas. Limited to three attempts.
Schedule Type: Lecture, Recitation
This course is graded on the Undergraduate Regular scale.

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