1. Recognize and relate to each other the four basic components of
history - the political, economic, social, and cultural;
2. Integrate lecture, text, and audio-visual materials into a
coherent base for the study of history;
3. Identify recurrent patterns in history and observe their occurrence
in later periods and in the contemporary world;
4. Apply historical knowledge and reasoning to in-class discussions of
important and controversial problems in the past;
5. Compare and contrast differing opinions on historical developments
and distinguish disciplined historical thinking from fable and
6. Locate on maps the geographical centers of historical development;
7. Appreciate the interrelatedness of the politcal, economic, social
and cultural aspects of history;
8. Examine the contributions of women and other under-represented
groups in the shaping of civilization;
9. Evaluate the importance of interaction between Western and non-
Western peoples, and judge the effect of such interaction;
10. Demonstrate critical, independent thinking and analytical skills in
a variety of written examinations;
11. Value the contributions of the past and assess their continuing
influence on the present.
1. Early Civilizations of West Asia and the Aegean, 300 - 500 BCE.
2. Early Civilizations of South and East Asia.
3. The Age of Great Faiths and Philosophies, 1500 - 250 BCE.
4. The Classical Age, 500 BCE - 400 CE.
5. Disruption and Renewal, 400 BCE - 1200 CE.
6. New Centers of Civilization to 1500.
7. The Interplay of Europe and Asia, 1100 - 1500.
Upshur et al., WORLD HISTORY, Vol. 1, 3rd ed., Harper Collins, 2000.