Be able to identify major societies of the pre-1500 C.E. era and make historical comparisons between them, in regard to political systems, trade and economics, social structures, religious beliefs, and gender roles
Historical and Geographical Knowledge
Demonstrate a basic geographical knowledge of the world, and more importantly, develop the ability to discuss how geographical and environmental realities, as well as cross-regional interactions, have impacted historical development
Be able to analyze historical questions and issues clearly, assess historical information accurately, and distinguish between questionable and valid historical assertions
Be able to read, analyze, and discuss both primary and secondary source documents dealing with world history (pre-1500 C.E.).
Cultural Works and Values
Gain an appreciation of influential cultural works produced in a variety of pre-modern societies and through them come to a clearer understanding of the fundamental values held by past peoples-including, how they understood the natural world, what it meant to be human, and their relationship with the divine.
Improve the clarity and grace of their analytical writing.
Recognize and be able to apply the tools necessary for a lifelong appreciation of the study of world history.