HIST 125: Introduction to Global History

HIST 125-014: Introduction to World History
(Fall 2022)

04:30 PM to 07:10 PM R

Horizon Hall 1012

Section Information for Fall 2022

This course is designed to explore and engage with the historical processes that have shaped the modern world. It traces the trends of historical development that shaped people, reshaped cultures and generated new economies. It also focuses on the cross-cultural and cross-regional interaction of the world from the earliest period of history. While engaging with the major historical trends, this course also focuses on women’s participation and their active role in the historical discourse, not just as a marginalized group but as active interlocutors, while engaging with a debate about the concept of marginalized voice. The focus of the course will be mostly on non-Western regions of the world and their interaction in the global networks resulting from mercantile expansion, the industrial revolution, imperialism, nationalism and their legacies in the post-colonial period. By the conclusion of the course, students should have a grasp of the major chronology of world history and will be able to assess and evaluate the sources, both primary and secondary, in providing explanation and interpretation of world history. They will also be able to demonstrate – through speech, writing- their understanding of patterns, process and themes in the history of the world.  

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Course Information from the University Catalog

Credits: 3

By focusing on historical experiences that reflect the diversity of Mason’s student body, students will be able to see how their families and communities fit within, and contribute to, global history from the pre-modern period to our present day. This course offers a long-term historical perspective on structural issues challenging our world today, including demographic and environmental changes, national and global inequalities, and the underrepresentation of marginalized groups. Students will gain an understanding of how interconnections and inter-dependencies have been forged through the global movement of people, pathogens, goods, and ideas. Limited to three attempts.
Mason Core: Global History
Schedule Type: Lecture, Recitation
This course is graded on the Undergraduate Regular scale.

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