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HST 101: World History I

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HST 101: World History I

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HST 101: World History I

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Course Description

This course introduces you to World History by exploring the evolution of societies and civilizations from the dawn of mankind up to 1500 Common Era (CE).  We start by discussing man’s ancient ancestors, the formation of complex societies, and the rise of Mediterranean culture.  We then move on to discuss the rise and fall of the major societies in Europe, Asia, the Middle East, and India.  The course concludes with a discussion of the European Renaissance, pre-Columbian America, and the impact that transatlantic exploration had on the world.

 

Materials

There is no extra cost for textbooks or materials. All materials are included with this course.

 

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  • Define how human beings evolved to form complex societies
  • Differentiate between the ancient cultures of Africa, Europe, Asia, and the Americas
  • Identify how conquest, religion, and innovation led to social change during the Common Era
  • Recall the impact global epidemics had on the world, and how we recovered from it
  • Recognize how terrestrial and oceanic exploration impacted cultural evolution
Access Timeframe
You will have access to your course for 4 months (120 days) from the time of purchase.
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Certificate of Completion
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Digital
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Additional Details
Students are awarded course credits upon successful completion of a course.

Course Outline

Module Subtopics:

  • Homo Erectus, Neanderthals, and Cro-Magnon Humans
  • Migration and Foraging
  • Hunting and Gathering
  • Culture and Social Development
  • Advances in Toolmaking
  • Agricultural Evolution
  • Population Growth
  • Birth of Social Classes and Religion
  • First Towns and Cities
  • Emergence of the Complex Society
Module Learning Objectives:
  • Recognize the ancestors that preceded Homo Sapiens
  • Identify how early man survived through innovation
  • Define how agriculture and tools led to civilization
  • List some of the first towns and cities made by man
  • Name causes for prehistoric population growth
  • Recall how complex society emerged
  • Pick causes for culture and social development
Assignments:
  1. Read Chapter 1
  2. Practice the Learning Activities
  3. Watch the Videos
  4. Review the Webliography (Web Links)
  5. Take the Exam
Learning Outcomes:
  • 1

Module Subtopics:

  • What Is a Civilization?
  • Ancient Mesopotamia
  • Ancient Egypt
  • Nubia and the Kingdom of Kush
  • Sub-Saharan Africa and the Bantu Migrations
  • Hebrews, Israelites, and Jews
  • The Harappan Civilization of the Indus Valley
  • River Civilizations in China
Module Learning Objectives:
  • Recognize the historical contributions of Mesopotamia and Ancient Egypt
  • Identify the impact Hebrews, Israelites, and Jews had on history
  • Define civilization
  • List the cultures of Africa and the Middle East
  • Name the River civilizations of China
Assignments:
  1. Read Chapter 2
  2. Practice the Learning Activities
  3. Watch the Videos
  4. Review the Webliography (Web Links)
  5. Take the Exam
Learning Outcomes:
  • 1, 2

Module Subtopics:

  • The Phoenicians
  • The Minoans
  • The Mycenaeans
  • Emergence of Classical Greece
  • Greek Writing and Culture
  • Athenian Democracy and Politics
  • Greek Architecture
  • Socrates, Plato, and Aristotle
Module Learning Objectives:
  • Recognize how classical Greek culture emerged
  • Identify the beginnings of democratic politics
  • Define Greek Architecture
  • Name the Greek Philosophers that still impact world views today
  • Differentiate between the Phoenicians, Minoans, and Mycenaeans
Assignments:
  1. Read Chapter 3
  2. Practice the Learning Activities
  3. Watch the Videos
  4. Review the Webliography (Web Links)
  5. Take the Exam
Learning Outcomes:
  • 2, 3

Module Subtopics:

  • Early Persian Empire
  • Achaemenid Empire
  • Macedonian Empire
  • Hellenistic Empire
  • Alexander the Great
  • Rise of the Roman Republic
  • The Roman Empire
  • China’s Qin Dynasty
  • China’s Han Dynasty
Module Learning Objectives:
  • Recognize how Alexander the Great contributed to world culture
  • Define the rise of Rome as a Republic
  • List how Rome went from being a Republic to an Empire
  • Name the historical significance of China’s Qin and Han Dynasties
  • Differentiate between the Persian, Achaemenid, Macedonian, and Hellenistic empires
Assignments:
  1. Read Chapter 4
  2. Practice the Learning Activities
  3. Watch the Videos
  4. Review the Webliography (Web Links)
  5. Take the Exam
Learning Outcomes:
  • 2, 3

Module Subtopics:

  • Ostrogoths, Visigoths, and Franks
  • Charlemagne ? Anglo-Saxons and The Vikings
  • Social Structure in the Germanic Kingdoms
  • Rise of the Roman Catholic Church
  • Church Practice, Influence, and Hierarchy
  • Byzantine Empire
  • Eastern Orthodoxy vs. Roman Catholicism
Module Learning Objectives:
  • Recognize Charlemagne’s role in European history
  • Identify the social structures of the Germanic states
  • Define Anglo-Saxon and Viking cultures
  • List ways the Catholic Church evolved and changed Europe
  • Name the historical influence of the Byzantine Empire and Eastern Orthodox Christianity
  • Differentiate between Ostrogoths, Visigoths, and Franks
Assignments:
  1. Read Chapter 5
  2. Practice the Learning Activities
  3. Watch the Videos
  4. Review the Webliography (Web Links)
  5. Take the Exam
Learning Outcomes:
  • 2, 3

Module Subtopics:

  • Origin of Islam
  • Formation of the Islamic Empire
  • The Abbasid Dynasty
  • The Crusades
  • Medieval India
  • Buddhism
  • China’s Tang Dynasty
  • China’s Song Dynasty
Module Learning Objectives:
  • Recognize the origin and evolution of Islam
  • Identify the Abbasid Dynasty
  • Define how the Crusades impacted Europe and the Middle East
  • List the historical significance of medieval India
  • Differentiate between the Tang and Song Dynasties
Assignments:
  1. Read Chapter 6
  2. Practice the Learning Activities
  3. Watch the Videos
  4. Review the Webliography (Web Links)
  5. Take the Exam
Learning Outcomes:
  • 2, 3

Module Subtopics:

  • Mongol Empire
  • Genghis Khan
  • Jurchen Dynasty
  • Conquest of Russia, East Europe, and Persia
  • Expansion into China
  • The Yuan Dynasty
  • Era of Pax Mongolica
  • Travels of Marco Polo
Module Learning Objectives:
  • Recognize how Genghis Kahn led the Mongol Empire to world domination
  • Identify the Jurchen Dynasty
  • Define how the Mongols expanded their empire into Russia, East Europe, Persia, and China
  • List the historical significance of the Yuan Dynasty
  • Define the Era of Pax Mongolica
  • Identify how the travels of Marco Polo helped the East and West come together
Assignments:
  1. Read Chapter 7
  2. Practice the Learning Activities
  3. Watch the Videos
  4. Review the Webliography (Web Links)
  5. Take the Exam
Learning Outcomes:
  • 2, 3

Module Subtopics:

  • The Black Death
  • Plaque’s Impact on the World
  • Post-Plague Recovery
  • The Italian States
  • France’s Hundred Years’ War
  • English Civil War
  • Unification of Spain
  • Russian Monarchy
  • The Renaissance
  • Rise of the Middle Class
  • Renaissance Literature, Philosophy, Art, and Architecture
Module Learning Objectives:
  • Recognize how the Plague impacted many cultures around the world and how the world recovered
  • Identify the key events of the Hundred Years’ and English Civil Wars
  • Define the unification of Spain
  • List how the Russian monarchy came into power
  • Name key events and outcomes of the European Renaissance
  • Differentiate between the Italian States
Assignments:
  1. Read Chapter 8
  2. Practice the Learning Activities
  3. Watch the Videos
  4. Review the Webliography (Web Links)
  5. Take the Exam
Learning Outcomes:
  • 2, 3, 4

Module Subtopics:

  • The Olmecs of Mesoamerica
  • The Maya
  • The Toltecs
  • The Aztecs
  • City of Tenochtitlán
  • The Chavin
  • The Mochica
  • The Inca
Module Learning Objectives:
  • Recognize the various preColumbian cultures of North and South America
  • Identify the major cultural centers of Mesoamerica
  • Define how European exploration impacted these cultures
  • Differentiate between the Olmecs, Maya, Toltecs, Aztecs, Chavin, Mochica, and Inca
Assignments:
  1. Read Chapter 9
  2. Practice the Learning Activities
  3. Watch the Videos
  4. Review the Webliography (Web Links)
  5. Take the Exam
Learning Outcomes:
  • 2, 3, 5

Module Subtopics:

  • Age of Exploration in the Islamic World
  • Rise of the Ottoman Empire
  • Oceanic Exploration in the Ming Dynasty
  • European State Building in the Fifteenth-Century
  • Rise of the European Merchant Class
  • Increasing Growth of Trade
  • Religious Missions
  • Early European Exploration of the Atlantic
  • Portuguese Expeditions
  • Spanish Expeditions, Christopher Columbus, and Conquest of the Americas
Module Learning Objectives:
  • Recognize how the Islamic people explored the world
  • Identify the rise of the Ottoman Empire
  • Define how the Ming Dynasty explored the oceans
  • Name how European countries grew politically and economically
  • Recall how religion impacted exploration
  • Identify the early European explorers and their discoveries
  • Define how Columbus and subsequent explorers impacted the Americas
Assignments:
  1. Read Chapter 10
  2. Practice the Learning Activities
  3. Watch the Videos
  4. Review the Webliography (Web Links)
  5. Take the Exam
Learning Outcomes:
  • 2, 3, 5

Module Subtopics:

  • Final Exam
  • Course Survey
  • Certificate of Completion
Module Learning Objectives:
  • N/A
Assignments:
  1. Take the Cumulative Practice Exam – Optional
  2. Review the Proctored Exam Information
  3. Create an Account with Proctor U
  4. Schedule an Exam Time Take the Proctored Final Exam
  5. Take the Cumulative Final Exam
  6. Submit the Course Survey
  7. Print Your Certificate of Completion
Learning Outcomes:
  • 1, 2, 3, 4, 5

Technical Requirements

Internet Connection

  • Broadband or High-Speed - DSL, Cable, and Wireless Connections

*Dial-Up internet connections will result in a diminished online experience. Classroom pages may load slowly and viewing large audio and video files may not be possible.

 

Hardware Requirements

  • Processor - 2GHz Processor or Higher
  • Memory - 1 GB RAM Minimum Recommended

 

PC Software Requirements

  • Operating Systems - Windows 7 or higher
  • Microsoft Office 2007 or higher. Also, you could use a general Word Processing application to save and open Microsoft Office formats (.doc, .docx, .xls, .xlsx, .ppt, .pptx)
  • Internet Browsers - Google Chrome is highly recommended
    • Cookies MUST be enabled
    • Pop-ups MUST be allowed (Pop-up Blocker disabled)
  • Kindle Reader App is needed for many of our courses (No special equipment needed. This can be downloaded for FREE onto your computer.)
  • PowerPoint Viewer (if you do not have PowerPoint)
  • Adobe PDF Reader
  • QuickTime, Windows Media Player &/or Real Player

 

MAC Software Requirements

  • Operating Systems - Mac OS x 10 or higher with Windows
  • Mac office programs or a Word Processing application to save and open Microsoft Office formats (.doc, .docx, .xls, .xlsx, .ppt, .pptx)
  • Internet Browsers- Google Chrome is highly recommended
    • Cookies MUST be enabled
    • Pop-ups MUST be allowed (Pop-up Blocker disabled)
  • PowerPoint Viewer (if you do not have PowerPoint)
  • Adobe PDF Reader
  • Apple QuickTime Media Player

Course Features

Learn on Your Own
135 Hours
Certification Course

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