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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 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 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.

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

    • 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.
    • Trace the development 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 Age of Discovery

    • 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.
    • Trace the expansion of Christianity and the transatlantic economy.

    The Middle Ages in Africa and Europe

    • Compare the roles of Christianity and Islam during the Middle Ages and the Crusades.
    • 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.
    • Trace the development of North African, Sahelian, West African, Central African, Swahili, Shona, medieval European, and Renaissance Italian societies.
    • Analyze the creation of the Magna Carta.

    The Enlightenment

    • Describe the progression of representative democracy from the Magna Carta to the revolutions of the British American colonies, France, Haiti, and Latin America.
    • 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.
    • Trace the development of the scientific revolution and the Enlightenment in Europe and the Americas.
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