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HIST 101 History of Civilization Cultural Traditions • 5 Cr.


Surveys the development of civilizations from ancient times to 1000 AD. Cultures studied include Mesopotamia, Egypt, India, China, Greece, and Rome, ending with the fall of Rome and the rise of Christianity. May be used as social science or humanities credit, not both, at BC.


After completing this class, students should be able to:

  • Analyze and critically evaluate primary and secondary sources.
  • Communicate effectively both orally and in writing.
  • Articulate a comparison of the rise and decline of a variety of civilizations and cultures.
  • Identify and assess the causes and consequences of the major economic, social, political, religious, and cultural developments in world history up to the period of the early Middle Ages.



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