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2022-2023 Cal State East Bay Catalog 
2022-2023 Cal State East Bay Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

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HIST 101 - World History I

Units: 3 ; Breadth Area: GE-C2
Prehistory to 16th century C.E.; Rise of civilization and the control/allocation of resources in the ancient/medieval world; development and spread of world religions and philosophies; empires; focus on cross-cultural encounters, social justice, and sustainability in pre-modern societies.

Possible Instructional Methods: Entirely On-ground, or Entirely Online.
Grading: A-F or CR/NC (student choice).
Breadth Area(s) Satisfied: GE-C2 - Lower Division Humanities
Course Typically Offered: Fall & Spring

Student Learning Outcomes - Upon successful completion of this course students will be able to:
  1. Describe people, ideas, and events shaping world history;
  2. Identify and contextualize key trends in art, architecture, literature, poetry, and material culture;
  3. Explore the impact of philosophical and religious belief systems on world societies;
  4. Compare and contrast the geographic, social, political, and economic underpinnings of diverse communities, cultures, and civilizations;
  5. Recognize the interpretive nature of history through critical reading of primary and secondary sources to understand their arguments and biases;
  6. Present evidence-based interpretations on selected history topics in oral, written, audio, or visual form; 
  7. Work collaboratively with others in solving historical problems.

C2. Humanities Learning Outcomes

  1. Show appreciation for the humanities using their intellect, imagination, sensibility, and sensitivity;
  2. develop their affective and cognitive faculties through studying great works reflecting the rich diversity of human imagination and/or inquiry; and
  3. engage in critical self-reflection relating themes in the humanities to the students’ own lives.

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