World Civilization to 1500

World Civilization to 1500
World civilization from Greek antiquity to Renaissance; explores fundamental questions in the human experience, examines formative events in history, and seeks to teach value of important texts.
 Hours3.0 Credit, 3.0 Lecture, 0.0 Lab
 NoteNOTE: Additional seats for specific sections may be available to Freshman Mentoring participants through envelopes. NOTE: Also offered by BYU Independent Study; enroll anytime throughout year; one year to complete; additional tuition required; register at is.byu.edu.
 TaughtFall, Winter, Spring, Summer
 OfferedIndependent Study also.
 ProgramsContaining HIST 201
Course Outcomes: 

Historical Comparisons

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

Critical Analysis

Be able to analyze historical questions and issues clearly, assess historical information accurately, and distinguish between questionable and valid historical assertions

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

Analytical Reading

Be able to read, analyze, and discuss both primary and secondary source documents dealing with world history (pre-1500 C.E.).

Analytical Writing

Improve the clarity and grace of their analytical writing.

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.

Lifelong Learning

Recognize and be able to apply the tools necessary for a lifelong appreciation of the study of world history.