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HIST 104 World History I

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Minimum Grade for Prerequisites

Unless otherwise indicated, a grade of C or higher is required for all prerequisite courses.

Course Description

This course surveys the development of and interactions between Africa, the Americas, Asia, Europe, the Mediterranean, and Oceania. By examining the histories, cultures, and folkways of various civilizations, this course chronicles the story of humanity to 1500 CE. Emphasis is given to the rise of civilizations, the emergence of global economies, innovations in science and technology, as well as cultural, intellectual and religious traditions. Comparative ideas concerning race, gender, ethnicity, and sexuality are also examined throughout the course.

Units: 3
Degree Credit
Letter Grade Only
  • Lecture hours/semester: 48-54
  • Homework hours/semester: 96-108
Prerequisites: None
Corequisites: None
AA/AS Degree Requirements: Area E5b, E5c
Transfer Credit: CSU (CSU Area C2 or D), UC (IGETC Area 3B or 4)