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Global Civilizations To 1500

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This course surveys the establishment of civilizations throughout the world to the 1500s. Emphasis is on the principle social, cultural, political, economic, and global developments that influenced multiple civilizations.

This undergraduate-level course is 5 weeks This course is available as part of a degree or certificate program. To enroll, speak with an Enrollment Representative.

Course details:

Credits: 3
Continuing education units: XX
Professional development units: XX
Duration: 5 weeks

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    The Great Empires: Rome and China

    • Compare the cultural, technological, and tactical advances that enabled Roman and Mongol conquests.
    • Identify the intellectual contributions, architecture, artistic forms, religious beliefs, and traditions of the Punic, Roman, Han, Tang, Song, and Mongol Empires.
    • Trace the development of the Punic, Roman, Han, Tang, Song, and Mongol Empires.

    The Birth of Empire and Developing Cultures of the Ancient World

    • Describe contact and cultural exchange among the Greeks, Persians, Egyptians, Indians, Nubians, and Ethiopians.
    • Identify the intellectual contributions, architecture, artistic forms, religious beliefs, and traditions of Greek, Hellenistic, Persian, Nubian, Ethiopian, Bantu, and steppe peoples’ civilizations.
    • Trace the development of Greek, Hellenistic, Persian, Nubian, Ethiopian, Bantu, and steppe peoples’ civilizations.

    The Earliest Civilizations

    • Identify the intellectual contributions, architecture, artistic forms, religious beliefs, and traditions of ancient Mesopotamian, Egyptian, Hebrew, Indus, Vedic Aryan, and Chinese civilizations.
    • Trace the development of ancient Mesopotamian, Egyptian, Hebrew, Indus, Vedic Aryan, and Chinese civilizations.
    • Define civilization and history.

    Monotheistic Medieval Civilizations

    • Analyze the roles of Islam and Christianity in medieval societies.
    • Trace the development of feudalism as a social and economic system in Western Europe.
    • Identify the intellectual contributions, architecture, artistic forms, religious beliefs, and traditions of medieval Islamic and Byzantine civilizations.
    • Trace the development of medieval Islamic and Byzantine civilizations.

    Japanese Civilization

    • Trace the development of Japanese civilization.
    • Evaluate the influence of religious traditions and documents on historical political, cultural, and social development in Japan through 1000 CE.
    • Identify the intellectual contributions, architecture, artistic forms, religious beliefs, and traditions of Japanese civilization.
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