History and Art History
College of Humanities and Social Sciences

HIST 125: Introduction to World History

HIST 125-012: Introduction to World History
(Spring 2018)

07:20 PM to 10:00 PM R

Enterprise Hall 276

Section Information for Spring 2018

This course uses the theoretical framework of global history. It will examine how societies around the world have been shaped, both culturally and politically, by increased interregional contact. The course will be centered specifically on the role of the “Silk Roads” as an important site of contact between Asia, Africa, and Europe. It will examine the trade routes’ role in spreading religious change, material goods, science, and imperial conquest, as well as more contemporary uses of the network by nations aiming to integrate economies and consolidate political power. By examining the experiences of non-western societies, this course encourages students to develop a global outlook, and to deepen their understanding of the ways in which interregional contact makes and unmakes political, social, and racial boundaries.

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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