Survey of World History

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Course Number: CIV103
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Survey of World History explores the 5,000-year history of human societies, with a focus on the geographic and environmental factors that have shaped civilizations and influenced human development. Upon completing World History, students will be able to demonstrate an appreciation and understanding of how different civilizations were formed and their continued influence around the globe.

Spanning the world’s earliest civilizations in 3500 BCE to modern patterns in world history through 2001, each of the 5 content units includes an interactive timeline to help ground the students in the events for a particular geographical area during a period of time. Students can use this interactive component to explore unit and module topics in the context of those they already studied and are about to encounter.

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Course Objectives

After completing this course, you will be able to:

  • examine the development of first civilizations (Mesopotamia, Egypt, India, China, the Americas, Greece, and Rome), and identifies the primary characteristics of these societies, including political, religious, and geographical features.
  • analyze the rise of multicultural empires, the spread of people, ideas, and technologies into new territories, and the escalation of global trade.
  • examine the spread of European power into the rest of the world, the impact of exchange on new territories and people, as well as the impact on Europe.
  • examine industrialization, revolution, and reformation, as well as political and ideological conflicts that arose in the modern period.

Please see the syllabus for a list of course topics.

There are no prerequisites to take Survey of World History.

This course does not require a textbook

StraighterLine provides a percentage score and letter grade for each course. A passing percentage is 70% or higher.

If you have chosen a Partner College to award credit for this course, your final grade will be based upon that college's grading scale. Only passing scores will be considered by Partner Colleges for an award of credit.

There are a total of 1000 points in the course.


Final Proctored Exam

The final exam is developed to assess the knowledge you learned taking this course. All students are required to take an online proctored final exam in order complete the course and be eligible for transfer credit.

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Survey of World History explores the 5,000-year history of human societies, with a focus on the geographic and environmental factors that have shaped civilizations and influenced human development. Upon completing World History, students will be able to demonstrate an appreciation and understanding of how different civilizations were formed and their continued influence around the globe.

Spanning the world’s earliest civilizations in 3500 BCE to modern patterns in world history through 2001, each of the 5 content units includes an interactive timeline to help ground the students in the events for a particular geographical area during a period of time. Students can use this interactive component to explore unit and module topics in the context of those they already studied and are about to encounter.

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