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. By critically engaging with both primary and secondary sources, we will discuss the effects of globalization and the development of mercantilism, industrialization, imperialism, colonialism, nationalism, Cold War dynamics, ideological clashes, and anti-colonialism. Throughout the semester students will analyze documents, identify major global trends and processes that occurred during the last eight centuries, and develop a historical literacy through digital, spoken, and written communications.

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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