HIS1013 Civilization Past and Present I (HF)

HIS1013 Civilization Past and Present I (HF)

(3 credits)

This course traces the rise of both western and eastern civilizations from their preliterate beginnings. Consideration is given to the development of civilization in China, India, the Greco-Roman world, Eastern Europe, and Russia. The student becomes acquainted with the rise of Islam and the beginnings of civilization in Africa, Europe, and the Americas. This foundation leads to an understanding of states and political systems. As the history of world civilization is developed, a number of global issues are considered, including migration, religion and government, location and identity, and technological exchange. This course concludes with a review of the scientific revolution and the Enlightenment.
Prerequisite or sequence recommendation:
None
Materials required:
SG: Civilization Past and Present I by J. Calvin Holsinger
Textbook (by the same title): Civilization Past and Present (12th ed.) by Palmira Brummett, Robert R. Edgar, Neil J. Hackett, George F. Jewsbury, and Barbara Molony