HIS 116 - World History I
A survey of the histories of human societies from the beginnings to the 16th century. This course was formerly titled The West and the World to 1500. It fulfills only the SUNY World History requirement; students who took HIS 116 before the fall 2015 semester should consult with their advisor.
3 Class Hours
Learning Outcomes of the Course:
Upon successful completion of this course the student will be able to:
1. Distinguish primary and secondary sources in history.
2. Read primary sources in history and formulate pertinent inferences and interpretations.
3. Identify some of the methods used by historians and social scientists to study the past.
4. Identify some of the main features of human prehistory.
5. Distinguish the general characteristics of civilizations.
6. Identify the primary civilizations of the Old and New Worlds.
7. Identify some of the main features of some of the major religious and cultural traditions of Asia, Africa, and Europe to circa 1500 CE.
8. Explain the rise of the state and the development of distinct social groups and gender roles.
9. Locate the major trade routes of the Old World before 1500 CE.
10. Describe the general conditions that existed in the Old and New Worlds on the eve of modernity, circa 1500 CE.
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