History and Art History
College of Humanities and Social Sciences

HIST 125: Introduction to World History

HIST 125-006: Introduction to World History
(Spring 2018)

04:30 PM to 07:10 PM M

Robinson B208

Section Information for Spring 2018

This course explores the sweeping historical changes that created the modern world with all its benefits and ongoing problems. Starting in approximately 1200 CE, we will trace the people, events, and trends that reshaped the politics, cultures, and economies of Africa, Asia, the Americas, Europe, and the Middle East. All of these geographic regions became enmeshed in a global system impacted by mercantile activity, invasion and war, industrial growth, religious transformations as well as conquest and colonialism. We will also examine how the powerful forces of modern nationalism, Cold War dynamics, and 20th century anti-colonial movements have restructured the world and unleashed forces still affect us today.

Satisfies the general education requirement in Western civilization/world history.

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Course Information from the University Catalog

Credits: 3

Analytical approach to world history overview that surveys major features of principal existing civilizations of world, as originally formed and as altered by key global processes including forces of modernity. May not be repeated for credit.
Mason Core: Western Civilization
Schedule Type: Lecture, Recitation

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