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HIST 104 World History I

Course Description

This course explores the origins and development of diverse societies and civilizations of the world from the Paleolithic era through 1500. The focus of this class is on examining and analyzing the ways in which the world’s peoples and societies compare, connect and/or diverge. Broad themes and major turning points, such as migration, trade, state-building, the Neolithic Revolution, and the development of the first civilizations, lead us to raise questions about the nature of the human experience both past and present.

Units: 3
Degree Credit
Grade Option (Letter Grade or Pass/No Pass)
  • Lecture hours/semester: 48-54
  • Homework hours/semester: 96-108
Prerequisites: None
Corequisites: None
AA/AS Degree Requirements:Area C2; DSI
Transfer Credit: CSU (CSU GE Area C2; DSI), UC (IGETC Area 3B; Area 4)
C-ID: HIST 150