HIST 125: Introduction to Global History

HIST 125-001: Introduction to Global History
(Fall 2024)

08:30 AM to 09:20 AM MWF

Enterprise Hall 276

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Section Information for Fall 2024

To many, globalization, or “inter-connectedness,” is a modern phenomenon. The reality is that for centuries, if not millennia, civilizations across regions and hemispheres have been linked to one another through exploration, commerce, religion, colonization, conflict, migration, and disease. Using the idea of globalization as an investigative lens, HIST 125 examines world history from roughly 1000 CE to the present. Students will be asked to contemplate the ways in which empires, trade, revolutions, social movements, industrialization, decolonization, world wars, culture, and political ideologies impacted global history. HIST 125 is lecture based, though time will be devoted to classroom discussion. Students will also spend time analyzing and interpreting primary sources. 

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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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