Delaware County Community College, Serving Delaware and Chester Counties

HIS 150 - World Civilizations I

Course Description

An introductory history of the development of the world's major civilizations to 1500. The course emphasizes the role of economic, social, and political change throughout the ancient and medieval periods of world civilization. Students will gain a greater understanding of the foundations of world civilizations and cultures.

Upon successful completion of the course, students should be able to:

Think critically and analytically about the development and nature of separate world cultures created over several centuries.
Explain the creation of the political, economic, social, and religious foundations and stratifications of civilization in the ancient period to 1500.
Understand how societies devised different solutions to key difficulties in forging a durable civilization.
Comprehend the role of geography and environment in the development of diverse civilizations.
Understand of the roots of the modern world through the examination of ethnic, racial, religious, gender, and socio-economic diversity of ancient world civilizations.
Discuss the implications of early aspects of globalization in world history.
Utilize information literacy of a variety of source material to examine and discuss world history.

College Academic Learning Goals Designations: Critical Reasoning (CR), Diversity and Social Justice (DJ) and Global Understanding (GU)

Credit Hours: 3
Lecture Hours: 3

Course Prerequisites: (ENG 050, REA 050) or REA 075 or test scores or Co-reqENG 099