HIST 125: Introduction to World History

HIST 125-007: Introduction to World History
(Fall 2022)

01:30 PM to 02:45 PM MW

Horizon Hall 1012

Section Information for Fall 2022

In this course, we will explore the sweeping changes that mark the history of human civilization. We will examine a number of cultural, political, and economic milestones as societies evolve around the world, from King Hammurabi and Emperor Qin to the governments and regimes of our own time.  We will also examine the role of religion, political and social structures, economic theories, industrialization, and the ideals of classical humanism and democracy, through the examination of primary source documents. By the end of the semester, I hope you will have a greater insight into patterns of global change over time, and will have the critical thinking skills necessary to assess the changes our world has seen, comparing societies across time and place, and make history your own.

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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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