Course Descriptions—World and Comparative
HIS 101 World History to 1500
Exploration of the origins of human civilization and the development of individual civilizations across the world. Emphasis will be on the major old-world areas of civilization and their connections with each other. An effort will be made to develop a conceptual framework for analyzing different civilizations comparatively so as to highlight meaningful similarities and differences among them. This course, along with History 102, is especially recommended to those students planning to take their first college-level history course. This course is offered in the fall semester.