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World History: The Big Picture (SR)

Course number : ILR812   ID : 20736    Section Number : 1
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Any other history you may have studied will make more sense when you understand the fundamental overarching concepts that become clear with a “big picture” perspective. Based on the book, This Fleeting World - A Short History of Humanity by David Christian, this discussion-oriented course offers a global view of human history in one sweeping 250 thousand year panorama. Topics include: the engine that drives human history, how the adoption of agriculture led to the modern world, global differences in change and advancement, the rise and fall pattern of states, and the path of knowledge from the ancient to the modern world. This unique approach to history provides a context and framework into which all other studies of history fit.  
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Class Details

6 Sessions
Weekly - Thu


Ernest O'Roark 



Please read:  This Structured Remote Course is entirely online. The course meets as a real-time online session during the scheduled class time. This course is offered in an online format only. Students must be able to access the course from your own computer/tablet using a link that will be emailed at least one business day prior to the course start. FCC will not be able to provide individual technical support to students during the class sessions. Should you experience difficulties and not be able to access the course, please contact the program office. Only students who have paid the course fee and are officially on the class roster, may join the online class session.

In County 

Price: $40.00

In State 

Price: $45.00

Out of State Price 


Registration Closes On
Thursday, October 15, 2020 @ 11:59 PM



Schedule Information

Date(s) Class Days Times Location Instructor(s)
10/15/2020 - 11/19/2020 Weekly - Thu 10:00 AM - 11:30 AM Frederick, OFF CAMPUS  Map, Room: Off Campus Location Ernest O'Roark