HIST 125: Introduction to World History

HIST 125-016: Introduction to World History
(Fall 2019)

07:20 PM to 10:00 PM T

Planetary Hall (formerly Science & Tech I) 212

Section Information for Fall 2019

In this course, we will examine major events and processes in world history between 1200 and the present. We will focus on the changing nature of global interactions, involving Africa, Asia, Europe, and the Americas. Major topics in this course include global trade, colonialism, the development of nation-states, and technological development leading to and beyond industrialization. Students will practice historical skills by evaluating primary and secondary sources and forming arguments about the past. By the end of the semester, students should grasp major trends underlying eight centuries of world history and better understand the practice of historical research and writing.

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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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