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HST 101 WORLD CIVILIZATION I

HST 101 World Civilization I

Course Outline

Course Number & Name:  HST 101 World Civilization I

Credit Hours:  3.0             Contact Hours:  3.0          Lecture:  3.0       Lab:  N/A             Other:  N/A

Prerequisites:  Grades of “C” or better in ENG 096 and RDG 096 or placement; it is recommended that HST 101 be taken before HST 102

Co-requisites:  None                                                      Concurrent Courses:  None

Course Description: This course is the first half of a two-semester sequence. It examines aspects of the major social, political, economic, religious, and intellectual developments of world civilization from earliest times to the seventh century. Emphasis is placed on the ideas and institutions that have shaped the culture of world civilization.

General Education Goals: HST 101 is affirmed in the following General Education Foundation Category: Historical Perspective.  The corresponding General Education Goal is as follows: Students will understand historical events and movements in World, Western, non-Western, or American societies and assess their subsequent significance.  HST 101 also addresses the General Education Integrated Course Goal: Information Literacy, which is as follows: Students will address an information need by locating, evaluating, and effectively using information.

Course Goals: Upon successful completion of this course, students should be able to do the following:

  1. demonstrate knowledge of some of the fundamental concepts and theories of historical events  and ideas related to early human societies, classical, medieval, and early modern civilizations including but not limited to Egypt, Mesopotamia, India, China, Mesoamerica, Mongols, and Europe;
  2. evaluate global exchanges and perspectives in the context of social, political, religious and intellectual traditions; and
  3. read, analyze, organize, and synthesize evidence, historical problems, and interpretations  connected to the history of world civilizations.