HIST 125: Introduction to Global History

HIST 125-017: Introduction to Global History
(Fall 2024)

07:20 PM to 10:00 PM T

Planetary Hall 120

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Section Information for Fall 2024

The Introduction to World History course is a comprehensive exploration of the historical events, individuals, and intricate social, political, and cultural changes that have shaped the contemporary global world. This course takes students on a journey from the great civilizations of Ancient Middle East, China and Latin America, Greece and Rome, the Middle Ages, and the advent of the Renaissance, to the era of colonialism, the rise of the Industrial Age, the emergence of modern ideologies, and the collapse of old empires and political systems during the great wars and revolutions.

Throughout the course, students will learn about key terms, concepts, and methods that historians use in their work. The course aims to enhance students' understanding of today's interconnected world by exploring primary and secondary sources, historical methodology, periodization, and major economic and social developments. Additionally, students will have the opportunity to sharpen their independent study, analytical, and writing skills

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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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