SRJC Course Outlines

7/13/2024 12:11:35 PMHIST 1.1 Course Outline as of Fall 2014

Changed Course

Discipline and Nbr:  HIST 1.1Title:  WORLD HISTORY TO 1500  
Full Title:  World History to 1500
Last Reviewed:5/13/2024

UnitsCourse Hours per Week Nbr of WeeksCourse Hours Total
Maximum3.00Lecture Scheduled3.0017.5 max.Lecture Scheduled52.50
Minimum3.00Lab Scheduled06 min.Lab Scheduled0
 Contact DHR0 Contact DHR0
 Contact Total3.00 Contact Total52.50
 Non-contact DHR0 Non-contact DHR Total0

 Total Out of Class Hours:  105.00Total Student Learning Hours: 157.50 

Title 5 Category:  AA Degree Applicable
Grading:  Grade or P/NP
Repeatability:  00 - Two Repeats if Grade was D, F, NC, or NP
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Catalog Description:
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The growth of civilizations and the inter-relationships of the peoples of Europe, Asia, Africa and America to 1500.


Recommended Preparation:
Eligibility for ENGL 1A or equivalent

Limits on Enrollment:

Schedule of Classes Information
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The growth of civilizations and the inter-relationships of the peoples of Europe, Asia, Africa and America to 1500.
(Grade or P/NP)

Recommended:Eligibility for ENGL 1A or equivalent
Limits on Enrollment:
Transfer Credit:CSU;UC.
Repeatability:00 - Two Repeats if Grade was D, F, NC, or NP


Associate Degree:Effective:Spring 1992
CSU GE:Transfer Area Effective:Inactive:
 C2HumanitiesFall 1993
IGETC:Transfer Area Effective:Inactive:
 3BHumanitiesFall 1994
CSU Transfer:TransferableEffective:Spring 1992Inactive:
UC Transfer:TransferableEffective:Spring 1992Inactive:

Certificate/Major Applicable: Major Applicable Course


Outcomes and Objectives:
At the conclusion of this course, the student should be able to:
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Upon completion of this course, students will be able to:
1.  Locate on maps the geographical centers of historical development prior to 1500 C.E.
2.  Identify the unique contributions of major European, African, Asiatic and American civilizations and assess their continuing influence today.
3.  Analyze the interrelationship among major world civilizations and the impact that exploration and conquest had on civilizations prior to 1500 C.E.
4.  Apply historical knowledge and reasoning through analysis of important and controversial problems from the past.
5.  Compare and contrast differing opinions on critical historical developments and distinguish disciplined historical thinking from fable and antiquarianism.
6.  Demonstrate critical, independent thinking through analysis of historical events and trends using a variety of primary and secondary sources.

Topics and Scope
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I.  In the Beginning: Prehistoric Cultures Around the World
     A. History and the human condition
     B. Roots of humanity
     C. Origins of human society
II.  River Valley Civilizations, 5,000-500 B.C.E.
     A. Mesopotamia
     B. India
     C. Central Asia
III.  Ancient Africa and the Mediterranean
     A. Egypt
     B. Sub-Saharan Africa
     C. Israel/Palestine and Phoenicia
     D. Crete and Mycenae
     E. Greece
IV.  Empires and Common Cultures
     A. India
     B. China
     C. Near East
     D. The Americas
V.  Connections and New Traditions
     A. Interaction and exchange
     B. New paths in thought, economy, society
     C. Conquest and convergence
VI.  Regional Networks in Africa and the Americas
VII.  Forging Connections between Europe and China
     A. Republican and Imperial Rome
     B. Han Dynasty in China
VIII.  Universal Philosophies and Religions
     A. Great schools of thought
     B. Diffusion through trade and conflict
IX.  Reshaping the World
     A. Islam
     B. Tang China
     C. Christian Europe
X.  Contacts and Conflicts
      A. Africa
      B. The Americas
      C. Pacific Rim
XI.  Expanding Horizons
       A. The Mongol world
       B. Revival of commerce
       C. Nature and civilization
XII.  Connecting the Globe
       A. Exploration and conquest
       B. Religion and economics
       C. Triumphs and challenges

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1.  Weekly reading assignments of 35-70 pages a week. These readings will include both
       primary  and secondary sources.
2.  Ten to twelve pages of out-of-class writing. These may be short reaction papers, analytical
     essays,  or research papers. An analytical component of primary and secondary sources
      must be part of these assignments.
3.  Six to ten quizzes and/or in-class group assignments.
4.  One to two midterms and a final examination including a written essay.
5.  Other assignments may include group presentations.

Methods of Evaluation/Basis of Grade.
Writing: Assessment tools that demonstrate writing skill and/or require students to select, organize and explain ideas in writing.Writing
30 - 50%
Analytical, expository essays, reviews, research papers including primary and secondary sources.
Problem solving: Assessment tools, other than exams, that demonstrate competence in computational or non-computational problem solving skills.Problem Solving
0 - 0%
Skill Demonstrations: All skill-based and physical demonstrations used for assessment purposes including skill performance exams.Skill Demonstrations
0 - 0%
Exams: All forms of formal testing, other than skill performance exams.Exams
40 - 65%
Quizzes, midterms, final
Other: Includes any assessment tools that do not logically fit into the above categories.Other Category
0 - 10%
Group assignments and presentations

Representative Textbooks and Materials:
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Representative Textbooks and Primary Sources:
Confucius, The Analects. Translated by Raymond Dawson. Oxford: 2008
The Ramayana. Translated by R. K. Narayan. Penguin: 1972 (classic)
The Secret History of the Mongols. Translated and Edited by Paul Kahn. Boston: 1998. (classic)
Sources of World Societies (2nd), vol. 1. Edited by Walter Ward and Denis Gainty. Bedford St. Martins: 2012
Traditions and Encounters:  A Global Perspective on the Past, Vol. 1, 3rd ed. Bentley, Jerry H., et al. McGraw Hill: 2006
The World: A History, Vol. I, 1st edition. Armesto, Felipe Fernandez. Pearson Education: 2007
The World's History, Vol. I, 3rd edition. Spodek, Howard. Pearson Education: 2006.
Worlds of History:  A Comparative Reader (4th), vol. 1. Reilly, Kevin.  Bedford St. Martins:  2010
Worlds Together, Worlds Apart, Vol. I, 2nd edition. Tignor, Robert, et al. Norton & Co: 2008

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