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HIST 005A: World History: Prehistory to 1500

Course Description

This course provides a comparative, interactive investigation and analysis of World History as related to the development of the modern world. Five geographic regions surveyed include: Asia/Pacific Islands, Africa, Europe, North America and South America. Students are introduced to the major historical trends and developments in World History from Prehistory to 1500. The methods of historical analysis and interpretation are addressed through survey of cultural, economic, political, social and technological similarities and differences between civilizations. The course examines issues relevant to understanding race, culture, class, ethnicity, gender, religion, disabilities and sexualities in human societies through World History.

Units: 3

  • Credit - Degree Applicable
  • Transferable to both UC and CSU

Course Details

  • Grade Options: Letter Grade
  • In-Class Lecture Hours: 48 – 54
  • In-Class Lab Hours: 0

Requisites and Advisories

  • Prerequisites: None
  • Co-Requisites: None
  • Advisory: None

Transfer Details

  • CSU/UC: Transferable to both UC and CSU
  • WVC GE: C. Humanities
    D. Social Sciences: D1 - Social and Behavioral Sciences
  • CSU GE: Area C - Arts and Humanities: C2- Humanities
    Area D - Social Sciences
  • UC/IGETC GE: Area 3 - Arts and Humanities: 3B- Humanities
    Area 4 - Social and Behavioral Science
  • C-ID: HIST 150 - World History to 1500
Last Updated 7/19/23