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Course Description

This course surveys global civilizations from Africa and the Americas to Eurasia to explore changes in communication, communities, demography, economics, environment, politics, religion, technology, warfare, and women.

This undergraduate course is 5 weeks.

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Topics and Objectives

The Islamic World and the Americas

  • Compare history and archaeology.
  • Trace the development of Shi’ite, Sunni, Turkish, Olmec, Mayan, Toltec, Aztec, and Andean civilizations.
  • Identify the intellectual contributions, architecture, artistic forms, religious beliefs, and traditions of Shi’ite, Sunni, Turkish, Olmec, Mayan, Toltec, Aztec, and Andean civilizations.

The Middle Ages in Africa and Europe

  • Trace the development of North African, Sahelian, West African, Central African, Swahili, Shona, medieval European, and Renaissance Italian societies.
  • Identify the intellectual contributions, architecture, artistic forms, religious beliefs, and traditions of North African, Sahelian, West African, Central African, Swahili, Shona, medieval European, and Renaissance Italian societies.
  • Compare the roles of Christianity and Islam during the Middle Ages and the Crusades.
  • Analyze the creation of the Magna Carta.

The Age of Discovery

  • Trace the expansion of Christianity and the transatlantic economy.
  • Identify the intellectual contributions, architecture, artistic forms, religious beliefs, and traditions from the Reformation and colonialism in the New World.
  • Compare the experiences of European settlers, African slaves, and indigenous peoples in the plantation economy.

Trade, Conflict, Absolutism, and the Divine Right to Rule

  • Trace the development of East Asia in the Late Traditional era, early Modern Europe, and the last great Islamic empires.
  • Identify the intellectual contributions, architecture, artistic forms, religious beliefs, and traditions of East Asia in the Late Traditional era, early Modern Europe, and the last great Islamic empires.
  • Describe the societal structures during the industrial and agricultural revolutions.

The Enlightenment

  • Trace the development of the scientific revolution and the Enlightenment in Europe and the Americas.
  • Identify the intellectual contributions, artistic forms, religious beliefs, and traditions of Enlightenment Europe, Revolutionary France, the new United States of America, and independent Latin American states.
  • Describe the progression of representative democracy from the Magna Carta to the revolutions of the British American colonies, France, Haiti, and Latin America.

Prerequisites

None

Disclaimers

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Section Title
GLOBAL CIVILIZATIONS SINCE 1500
Type
Instructor Led
Days
T, M
Time
12:00AM to 11:59AM
Dates
Nov 26, 2019 to Jan 13, 2020
Campus
Online Campus
Building
Online Non-Degree
Schedule and Location
Contact Hours
167.8
Location
  • Online Campus
Course Fee(s)
Undergraduate Tuition credit (3 units) $1,194.00 Click here to get more information
Section Fees
Resource Fee $170.00 Mandatory
Potential Discount(s)
Credits/Units
3 Credit Hours
Section Title
GLOBAL CIVILIZATIONS SINCE 1500
Type
Instructor Led
Days
T, M
Time
12:00AM to 11:59AM
Dates
Feb 18, 2020 to Mar 23, 2020
Campus
Online Campus
Building
Online Non-Degree
Schedule and Location
Contact Hours
119.8
Location
  • Online Campus
Course Fee(s)
Undergraduate Tuition credit (3 units) $1,194.00 Click here to get more information
Section Fees
Resource Fee $170.00 Mandatory
Potential Discount(s)
Credits/Units
3 Credit Hours
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