I. Prehistoric Culture (Prehistory - 4,000
[World Civilizations, Chapter 1]
B. The Breakthrough to Civilization: The Four River Valley Civilizations.
B. Egyptian Civilization.
C. The Diffusion of Near Eastern Civilization, 1750-800 BC.
D. The Assyrian and Persian (Iranian) Empires, 800-300 BC.
E. Ancient Near Eastern Culture.
B. Aryan Civilization and the Vedic Age, 1500 BC-1000 BC.
C. The Development of Hinduism and Budddhism.
D. The Rise and Fall of Empires: The Maurya and Gupta Empires, 322 BC-AD 535.
E. Ancient India Civilization.
B. The Development of Traditional Chinese Civilization: The Zhou, Qin, and Han Dynasties.
C. Chinese Thought: Confucianism, Taoism, Buddhism, Legalism, and Other Chinese Ideas.
D. Chinese Culture.
1. The Origins and Failure of the City-state.
2. Greek Culture and Thought.
B. Hellenistic Civilization, 336-31 BC.
C. Roman Civilization, 751 BC-AD 476.
1. The Rise of Rome and the Early Republic, 751 BC-265 BC.
2. Roman Expansion and the Failure of the Republic, 265-31 BC.
3. The Pax Romana: The Early Empire, 31BC-AD 180.
4. The Crisis of the Roman Empire, AD 180-284.
5. The Rise and Triumph of Christianity.
6. Late Antiquity and the Fall of the Roman Empire, AD 284-7th century.
7. Early Christian Art and Architecture.
1. The Byzantine Empire and its Culture, AD 395-1453.
2. Kievan Rus and its Culture, AD 882-1240.
3. The Mongol Empire in Eastern Europe and its Aftermath, AD 1240-1480.
B. The Rise and Spread of Islam to Spain and India, AD 570-1761.
[World Civilizations, Chapter 11]
1. The Origins and Character of Islam, AD 570-
2. Islamic Civilization.
3. The Spread of Islam into India.
C. The Early Middle Ages in Europe, AD 500-1000.
[World Civilizations, Chapter 12]
1. The Germanic West, AD 500-750.
2. The Carolingian Empire and its Aftermath, AD 750-1000.
3. Feudalism and Manorialism.
4. Early Medieval Culture.
2. The Holy Roman Empire.
3. The Medieval Monarchies: England and
4. The Crusades and the First Overseas Expansion of Europe.
5. The Triumph of the Universal [Catholic] Church.
6. Intellectual and Cultural Achievements.
7. Art and Architecture During the High Middle Ages.
2. The Crisis within the Late Medieval Church.
3. Europe Recovers.
B. The Development of Japanese Civilization to 1647.
C. African Civilizations Before 1500.
D. American Civilizations Before 1500.
B. The Reformation and the Counter-Reformation, 1517-1648.
C. The First Scientific Revolution, 1543-1700.
Test 1: 01 February 2008
Test 2: 29 Feb 2008
Test 3: 04 April 2008
Final Examination: 02 May 2008@8:00am
Essay Due Dates
Essay 1: 15 February 2008
Essay 2: 26 March 2008
Extra Credit Essay: 25 April 2007 (Optional)
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