INTST 204 Global History • 5 Cr.
Surveys comparative global history, focusing on the relationships between cultures. Students investigate global developments in religion, law, and technology as well as the rise and fall of empires and cultures. Same as HIST 120. Either INTST 204 or HIST 120 may be taken for credit, not both. May be used as a social science or humanities credit, not both, at BC.
After completing this class, students should be able to:
- Analyze the origins of hydraulic civilizations, such as China, Mesopotamia, Egypt, America, and India, through common characteristics
- Demonstrate an understanding of the farming systems that sustained humanity through the period before the industrial revolution.
- Compare and contrast the origins of the five major world religions and their effects upon world societies.
- Assess the age of empires, such as the Greek, Chinese, and Roman, through comparison and contrast.
- Analyze major periods of historical change and transition, such as the end of the classical period, the dynastic cycle in China, and the beginnings of the modern era
- Demonstrate an understanding of the importance of technology as a contributing factor to social economic change throughout the historical period.
- Demonstrate an understanding of the process that created the industrial revolution and its effects on social, political, and economic organization.
- Demonstrate an understanding of the French Revolution with the industrial Revolution as the birth of the modern period.
- Assess the various philosophical responses to the modern period, such as communism, socialism and fascism.
- Assess the roles of major figures, such as Alexander the Great, Aristotle, Confucius, Nelson Mandela, Mao Zedong.