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