2022-2023 Yavapai College Catalog 
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2022-2023 Yavapai College Catalog [PREVIOUS CATALOG YEAR]

HIS 204 - World History: Early Civilizations to Globalization

 HIS 1100.
Description: Exploration of the major developments in world history to the eighteenth century. Exploration of the social, intellectual, political, economic, religious, environmental and cultural components that form the core of the modern world.

Prerequisites: ENG 101  or ENG 101A  or ENG 103  

General Education Competency: Written Communication; Diversity, Critical Thinking

Credits: 3
Lecture: 3
Course Content:
  1. Human origins and Agrarian Development
  2. Rise of empires
  3. Religious traditions and civilization
  4. Global exchanges: biological, cultural and intellectual
  5. Exploration and expansion
  6. Development of slavery and racialist thought
  7. Rise of new science and technology
  8. Early Modern State
  9. Philosophical movements
  10. Cultural and political revolutions
  11. Culture, ethnicity/race and/or gender
  12. Theories, methods, and historiography

Learning Outcomes:
  1. Evaluate historical events through different historical methods, theories, and interpretations. (1-12)
  2. Define and utilize relevant terminology. (1-12)
  3. Contrast common memory to historical evidence. (1-12)
  4. Locate, retrieve, and analyze primary and secondary historical sources. (1-12)
  5. Evaluate the reliability and objectivity of various forms of historical evidence. (1-12)
  6. Evaluate and analyze historical issues. (1-12)
  7. Formulate questions, make inferences, form generalizations, and draw conclusions from historical research. (1-12)
  8. Create, organize, and support a thesis in written and/or oral form. (1-12)
  9. Employ accurate and required citation format. (1-12)
  10. Evaluate the issues of culture, ethnicity/race and/or gender, class and cultural diversity in the context of world history. (1-12)
  11. Interpret events and actions within appropriate temporal and spatial contexts. (1-12)
  12. Define the cultural, political, religious, scientific/technological, and economic structures that contributed to the development of societies. (1-12)
  13. Define and articulate the pivotal events in world history within their historical context and interpret their contributions towards change and continuity (or cause and effect) of the historical period. (1-12)

Required Assessment:
  1. Engage in active, informed and scholarly discussion.
  2. Identify, locate and analyze primary source materials germane to historical study.
  3. Conduct scholarly research using a research library. Employ thoughtful and precise writing (a minimum of 2500 words), critical reasoning, and analytical discourse through assigned writing tasks, essay examinations, journals, and research papers.