HIST 125: Introduction to World History

HIST 125-001: Introduction to World History
(Fall 2019)

12:00 PM to 01:15 PM R

Exploratory Hall (formerly Science and Tech II) L004

Section Information for Fall 2019

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. This is an Open Education Resource course that utilizes online resources, so reliable access to internet is a requirement. 

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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. Limited to three attempts.
Mason Core: Western Civilization
Schedule Type: Lecture, Recitation
This course is graded on the Undergraduate Regular scale.

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