HIST 125: Introduction to World History

HIST 125-DL8: Introduction to World History
(Fall 2020)

09:00 AM to 09:30 AM MW


Section Information for Fall 2020

This course surveys major features of the principal existing civilizations of the world, and the major types of global contacts, as they were originally formed and as they have been altered during the past two to four centuries by the “forces of modernity.” We will try to define what the major traditional features of each civilization were, and particularly how cultures persisted and changed, and what the “forces of modernity” have been. The chief goals of the course involve enhancing three habits of mind that are essential in understanding a globalizing world: the ability to assess change over time on a global level; the capacity to compare different societies; and the understanding of the emergence and impact of global processes.

HIST 125 DL8 is a distance education section that meets synchronously. Students should expect to be online during the days and times scheduled.

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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

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