HIST 125: Introduction to World History

HIST 125-013: Introduction to World History
(Spring 2020)

12:00 PM to 01:15 PM MW

Planetary Hall (formerly Science & Tech I) 120

Section Information for Spring 2020

In this course, we will explore the sweeping historical changes that mark human civilization. We will examine a number of cultural, political, and economic landscapes as these have evolved, from King Hammurabi’s rule over Babylon to our own 21stcentury. We will study the role of religion, industrialization, political structures, economic ideologies, ideals of democracy, and the role of public space through the examination of primary source documents. By the end of the semester, students will have gained the critical thinking skills necessary to assess global change over time and compare societies across time and place.

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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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