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HIST 103 - World History I: Patterns of Civilization to 1500
Fall 2021, Section 01

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000525 HIST 103 01 World History I: Patterns of Civilization to 1500
08/24 - 11/30
1:00pm - 3:30pm
3.0 Open Church, Rebecca
Remote Teaching Limited In-Person Location: z MnSCU Metropolitan State University
Building/Room: LIBRARY 308

Meeting Details
8/24/2021 - 11/30/2021 T 1:00pm - 3:30pm LIBRARY 308 Church, Rebecca

  • Online Participation Required First Week of Class.
  • Note: This course is intended to meet weekly on-campus in-person, but pending recommendations from the MN Department of Health and at the discretion of the instructor meetings may be remote synchronous online instead. For online learning and course access information go to
  • Note: Instructors will communicate updates to in-person attendance expectations. Information explaining the differences between course types and the in-person instruction plans can be found at:
  • Converted Due to COVID-19

Location Details
Offered through: Metropolitan State University.
Campus: Metropolitan State University. Location: z MnSCU Metropolitan State University.

Seat Availability
Status: Open Size: 32 Enrolled: 11 Seats Remaining: 21

Full refund is available until August 27, 2021, 11:59PM CST.
Adding course is closed. Dropping course is closed.
The last day to withdraw from this course is November 22, 2021.

Tuition and Fees (Approximate)

Tuition and Fees (approximate):

Tuition -resident: $828.12
Tuition -nonresident: $828.12
Approximate Course Fees: $111.33

Course Level

Minnesota Transfer Curriculum Goal
Goal 05 - Hist/Soc/Behav Sci
  • Employ the methods and data that historians and social and behavioral scientists use to investigate the human condition.
  • Examine social institutions and processes across a range of historical periods and cultures.
  • Use and critique alternative explanatory systems or theories.

Does the world have a history? This course is based on an affirmative answer to the question. A history of the world must be more than a mere compendium of facts about disparate societies and traditions. In this course students study the interactions among far-flung civilizations in ancient and medieval times. However, for most of the period considered in this course, those interactions were quite limited. Therefore, a coherent account of human history as a whole before the modern era emerges in large measure from comparisons among independently developing societies, and from a search for common patterns of development. Both similarities and important differences receive due attention. Topics include: the change from hunter-gatherer societies to sedentary agriculture; the rise of cities, social stratification, and the beginnings of written culture and organized religion; the complex civilizations and empires of West Asia, East Asia, Africa, Mesoamerica, and Europe; gender relations across civilizations in the ancient world; and the beginnings of technological and cultural divergence in the medieval world.

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