Jun 26, 2019  
Middlesex Community College Academic Catalog 2018-19 
Middlesex Community College Academic Catalog 2018-19

HST 130 - History Of World Civilization Before 1500


Course Description: This course analyzes selected societies and cultures from ancient until early modern times, examining the development of early human communities and civilizations in Eurasia, Africa, and the Americas. Course topics include the history of migration, religion, war, commerce, and cultures before 1500.

ISLOs: This course supports student development of Written and Oral Communications, Critical Thinking, and Multicultural and Global Perspectives.
Prerequisite(s): Eligible for ENG 101.
General Education Elective(s): Social Science
Note(s): This course has been approved to meet the Core Curriculum General Education requirement.

Course Student Learning Outcomes:
  • Identify and analyze western and non-western societies and cultures, and their human and physical geography, with a significant emphasis on non-western regions.  
  • Summarize the emergence of human societies including features of urban life, empires and cross-cultural interaction and trade
  • Assess the development and exchange of science, technology, religion and intellectual thought
  • Use critical thinking to evaluate historical sources and scholarship
  • Explain how evidence is analyzed and used to construct historical knowledge

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