GE 140: History of World Civilization, Prehistoric to 1500 (3)
World Civilization from prehistoric times to the beginning of early modern times. Survey of political, economic, social, and intellectual history of major civilizations before the period of Western domination. Particular attention will be devoted to ancient Egypt and Mesopotamia, ancient India and China, native cultures in the Americas, Islam at its height, Afro-Islamic kingdoms of West Africa, classical Mediterranean civilizations, medieval Europe, Renaissance, Reformation, and Age of Discovery. This course will also include the use of technology, critical reading, critical thinking, and critical writing assignments.