History and Art History
College of Humanities and Social Sciences

HIST 125: Introduction to World History

HIST 125-008: Introduction to World History
(Spring 2018)

01:30 PM to 02:45 PM TR

Planetary Hall (formerly Science & Tech I) 120

Section Information for Spring 2018

This course explores broad historical changes that gave rise to today’s modern world. Starting around the year 1250, we will explore networks and interactions that connected Africa, Southwest Asia, Eastern Asia, Europe, and the Americas. We will discuss the effects of economic, social, political and cultural globalization by critically engaging with and analyzing primary and secondary sources. We also will explore how historians shape our understanding of the past. Throughout the semester students will actively participate in the work of historians by analyzing, comparing, debating, and questioning sources of information. Course participants will also identify major global trends and processes that occurred during the last eight centuries by developing a historical literacy through digital, spoken, and written exchanges of information. Completion of this course fulfills the Mason Core requirement for an Exploration Course in World History.

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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