This is an introductory survey of world history to 1500 giving students an overview of both Western and non-Western cultures and civilizations. Topics will include ancient India, China in antiquity, Athenian democracy, the rise and fall of the Roman Empire, the emergence and spread of Islamic civilization, early Africa, medieval Europe, the rise of the nation state and the Renaissance, and the New World before European contact.
This course is designed to introduce students to the discipline of history by considering the broad range of influences that have shaped the modern world.
3 lecture hours per week, one term
Transfer Equivalents: Look up 54:153 in the BU Course Transfer Database.