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2023-2024 Catalog 
2023-2024 Catalog
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HIST& 126 - World Civilizations I

Credits: 5
Introduces the major world civilizations from pre-history through the medieval epoch, approximately 1300. Emphasizes socio-political formations, cultural and religious expressions of Mesopotamia, Egypt, India, Asia, Africa, and Europe. Previously HIST 101.

Enrollment Requirement: Eligible for ENGL 99  or instructor consent.

Satisfies Requirement: Social Science
Course Outcomes:
Students who successfully complete this class will be able to:

  1. Identify, describe and compare human settlement and the emergence of civilizations.
  2. Analyze and compare ancient urban development, including architecture and public works.
  3. Analyze and compare the various forms of ancient socio-political groupings.
  4. Describe, analyze and compare the major ancient world religious expressions/philosophies.
  5. Describe and evaluate basic patterns of war, conquest, and empire.

Program Outcomes
  1. Distinguish between opinions, facts, and evidence-based interpretations.

College-wide Outcomes
  • Critical Thinking -Critical thinking finds expression in all disciplines and everyday life. It is characterized by an ability to reflect upon thinking patterns, including the role of emotions on thoughts, and to rigorously assess the quality of thought through its work products. Critical thinkers routinely evaluate thinking processes and alter them, as necessary, to facilitate an improvement in their thinking and potentially foster certain dispositions or intellectual traits over time.
  • Written Communication - Written Communication encompasses all the abilities necessary for effective expression of thoughts, feelings, and ideas in written form.

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