HISTORY 1140. World Civilizations to 1500

Professor:  Robert W. Brown

Course Description

A survey of the birth and diffusion of world civilizations from "pre-history"to 1500, with attention to major cultural, social, economic, and political trends within each civilization. The emergence of European civilization is set within a larger framework of civilizations in Africa, Asia, and Latin America, and interactions between or among civilizations are stressed.

Course Syllabus

Course Outline and Assigned Readings

Lecture Outline 1

Lecture Outline 2

Lecture Outline 3

Lecture Outline 4

Lecture Outline 5

Study Guides for the Tests

     Test I
     Test II
     Test III
     Test IV

Directions for the Essays

     Essay I
     Essay II

Previous Lecture Notes

Ancient Civilizations

Indian and Chinese Civilizations

Classical Civilizations

Medieval Civilization

The Non-Western World to 1500

Directions for the Analysis of an Internet Site

Directions for the Preparation of a Book Review

Guide to World Wide Web Sites for World Civilizations I

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