SS-170-World-History-I

Course Description: 
This course provides a general study in history of world civilizations. It covers the civilizations of Western Asia, China, the Harappan in India, the Greeks, the Romans, the civilizations of the Americas, the rise of Islam in the Middle East, the early civilizations in Africa, the rise of civilization in Southern Asia, the Eastern Asian Rimlands (Early Japan, Korea, and Vietnam), the Making of Europe, the Byzantine Empire and Crisis and Recovery in the West.

  • This course also meets PLO #(s) _3__ of Teacher Prep program.
  • Prerequisite Courses:   EN110

A. PROGRAM LEARNING OUTCOMES (PLOs):
The student will be able to:

  1. Demonstrate a fundamental knowledge of world geography.
  2. Demonstrate knowledge of the cultural issues of a person’s own culture and other cultures.
  3. Demonstrate knowledge of major historical events affecting one’s culture and other cultures.
  4. Demonstrate familiarity with contemporary global issues.
  5. Demonstrate an understanding of major ethical concerns.

B.  STUDENT LEARNING OUTCOMES (SLOs) – GENERAL:
The student will be able to:

  1. Know the development of civilizations in Mesopotamia, Egypt, and India.
  2. Know the development of civilizations in ancient China and Greece.
  3. Know the development of the first world civilizations of Rome and China.
  4. Know the emergence of the civilizations in the Americas.
  5. Know the rise of Islam in the Middle East and the emergence of civilizations in Africa.
  6. Know the expansion of civilization in Southern Asia, the blossoming of traditional China and the development of early of Japan, Korea, and Vietnam.
  7. Know the making of Europe, the Byzantine Empire, and the Crisis and Recovery in the West.

SLO

PLO1

PLO2

PLO3

PLO4

PLO5

1

D

 

D

 

 

2

D

 

D

 

 

3

D

 

D

 

 

4

D

 

D

 

 

5

D

 

D

 

 

6

D

 

D

 

 

7

D

 

D

 

 

I = Introduced
D = Demonstrated
M = Mastered

C.  SPECIFIC STUDENT LEARNING OUTCOMES (SLOs) – SPECIFIC:

General SLO 1: Know the development of civilizations in Mesopotamia, Egypt, and India. 


Student Learning Outcomes

Assessment strategies

1.1 Describe and explain the rise and fall of the civilizations of the Sumerians, Akkad, Amorites, Assyrian, Hittites, and the Persian.

 

Comprehensive Exam

1.2 Describe the development of the Egyptian civilization and the impact of the Nile River.

1.3 Explain the contributions of the Phoenicians and Hebrews to the world.

1.4 Describe the rise and fall of the Harappan civilization in India.

1.5 Explain the impact of the Aryan culture on the Dravidian population of India.

1.6 Describe the development of Hindu, Buddhism, Jainism, and Sikhism.

1.7 Describe the development of the first empire in India.

General SLO2: Know the development of civilizations in ancient China and Greece.


Student Learning Outcomes

Assessment strategies

2.1 Explain the beginning of the civilization in China.

 

Comprehensive Exam

2.2 Describe the Shang, Zhou, and Qin dynasties of ancient China.

2.3 Explain the emergence of the first Chinese Empire.

2.4 Explain the Hundred School of Ancient Chinese philosophy.

2.5 Explain the impact of legalist philosophy on Chinese society.

2.6 Describe development of the Minoan civilization on Crete island.

2.7 Describe the first city-state and Dark Age in Greek history.

2.8 Explain the development of poleis and Classical Greece.

2.9 Describe the rise of Macedonia and the conquests of Alexander the Great

2.10 Explain the emergence of the Hellenistic kingdoms.

General SLO3: Know the development of the first world civilizations of Rome and China.


Student Learning Outcomes

Assessment strategies

3.1 Describe the early Rome and the development of the Republic.

 

Comprehensive Exam

3.2 Explain the decline and fall of the Roman Republic.

3.3 Describe the Roman Conquest of its neighbors in Italy and the Mediterranean.

3.4 Describe the emergence of the Roman Empire.

3.5 Explain the crisis in the 3rd century and the late Roman Empire.

3.6 Describe the transformation of Rome by Christianity.

3.7 Explain the triumph of Christianity.

3.8 Describe the Han Empire in China.

3.9 Explain the emergence of state Confucianism in China.

3.10 Describe China’s imperial expansion and explain the origin of the Silk Road.

3.11 Describe the decline and fall of the Han Empire.

General SLO4: Know the emergence of civilizations in the Americas.


Student Learning Outcomes

Assessment strategies

4.1 Describe the development of the Olmecs, the Zapotecs, the Maya, and the Aztecs civilizations of Central America.

 

Comprehensive Exam

4.2 Describe the Caral, Moche, and Inca civilizations of South America.

4.3 Describe the stateless societies of Eastern Woodlands, Cahokia, and the Anasazi of North American and the Arawak and Amazonia of South America.

General SLO5: Know the rise of Islam in the Middle East and the Emergence of civilizations in Africa.


Student Learning Outcomes

Assessment Strategies

  5.1 Describe the role and the teaching of Muhammad vis-à-vis Islam.

Comprehensive exam

5.2 Describe the creation of the Arab Empire.

5.3 Explain the rise of the Umayyad, the Abbasids caliphates, and the Seljuk Turks.

5.4 Explain the purpose and goal of Christian Crusades.

5.5 Describe the Mongols invasion of the Middle East.

5.6 Describe the emergence of the Islamic civilization.

5.7 Describe the development of the kingdoms of Kush, Axum, and Saba in Africa.

5.8 Explain the introduction of Islam into Africa.

5.8 Explain the African religious beliefs before Islam.

5.9 Describe the land of Zanj in East Africa.

5.10 Describe the states and stateless.

General SLO6: Know the expansion of civilization into Southern Asia, the blossoming of traditional China, and the development of early of Japan, Korea, and Vietnam.


Student Learning Outcomes

Assessment strategies

6.1 Describe the golden age of Gupta dynasty in India.

 

Comprehensive Exam

6.2 Describe the arrival of Islam in India.

6.3 Describe the society and culture of India.

6.4 Describe the development of trade and commerce in Southeast Asia.

6.5 Describe the religious beliefs of Southeast Asian societies.

6.6 Describe the Sui, the Tang, and the Song dynasties; and the reunification of China.

6.7 Describe emergence of the Mongols Empire in Central Asia.

6.8 Describe the rise of the Japanese state, the Koryo dynasty in Korea, and the Great Viet in Vietnam.

General SLO7: Know the making of Europe, the Byzantine Empire, and the Crisis and Recovery in the West.


Student Learning Outcomes

Assessment strategies

7.1 Describe the emergence of Europe in the Early Middle Ages.

 

Comprehensive Exam

7.2 Describe Europe in the High Middle Ages.

7.3 Describe Medieval Europe and the World.

7.4 Describe Eastern Rome and rise of the Byzantine Empire.
7.5 Describe the decline and fall of the Byzantine Empire.

7.6 Describe the crisis of the 14th Century

7.7 Describe the Renaissance in Europe. 

D.  COURSE CONTENT

  1. The First Civilization: The Peoples of Western Asia and Egypt.
  2. The Ancient Civilization of India.
  3. The Ancient Civilization of China.
  4. The Civilization of the Greeks
  5. The first World Civilizations of Rome and China.
  6. The Civilizations of the Americas
  7. The Rise of Islam in the Middle East
  8. The Early Civilizations in Africa.
  9. The Expansion of Civilization into Southern Asia
  10. The Flowering of Traditional China
  11. The Development of Early Japan, Korea, and Vietnam
  12. The Making of Europe
  13. The Byzantine Empire and the Crisis and Recovery in Europe

E.  METHODS OF INSTRUCTION
Lecture and movies

F.  REQURIED TEXT(S) AND COURSE MATERIALS
Duiker, William J., and Jackson J. Spielvogel, World History (Sixth Edition). Canada: Wadsworth (or most recent edition).

G.  REFERENCE MATERIALS
None

H.  INSTRUCTIONAL COSTS
None

I.   EVALUATION
None

J.   CREDIT BY EXAMINATION
None

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