Nov 26, 2020  
2020-2021 Catalog Addendum 
    
2020-2021 Catalog Addendum
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HIST 1 THE HISTORY OF WORLD CIVILIZATIONS TO 1500

3 Units - 3 hours lecture
Transfers: CSU, UC
Recommended Preparation: WR 201 WR 399 , or ESL 90  
This course examines the origins, major themes, and principal developments of world civilizations from prehistory to the 16th century. Special emphasis is given to the emergence of complex societies and the rise and development of civilization in the ancient Near East, classical Mediterranean world, Asia, the later Mediterranean world, Africa, Oceania, and the Americas. Central themes include urbanization and imperial impulses; individual-communal dynamic; emergence of major religious/philosophical traditions; elaboration of value systems and worldviews; science and the diffusion of technologies; human and natural environment interactions; and the historically varied formulations of identity. Credit may be earned in either HIST 1 or 1H, but not both. C-ID: HIST 150. NR



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