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Global Civilizations Since 1500

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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-level course is 5 weeks 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 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.
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