May 27, 2024  
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HIST 211 - World History I: From the Dawn of Humanity to AD 1300


This survey of world history from the beginning of human existence through AD 1200 focuses on the emergence and development of societies in major areas of the world: West, South, and East Asia; North and Sub-Saharan Africa; the northern Mediterranean; Europe; and North and South America. This is neither a comprehensive history of the world nor a traditional overview of world civilizations. More sophisticated than the 100-level Introduction to World Civilizations course designed for all majors, this course is designed to hone the History major’s skills of critical thinking and broad analysis by examining political, economic, military, social, and religious interactions throughout early world history. The first semester of a two-semester survey required of all history majors ideally during their first freshman semester of during the earliest possible semester for newly declared majors or transfer students.

Prerequisite: History major or minor.
Credits: 3
NOTE:
* This course fulfills the Historical Mode of Inquiry of the Liberal Studies Program.
** This course counts toward the 63-credit Liberal Arts and Sciences (LAS) graduation requirement.
*** This is a writing-enhanced course.
**** This course fulfills the Intercultural Interconnecting Perspective of the Liberal Studies Program.



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