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World History: The Big Picture

Course number : ILR812   ID : 25522    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.  

Class Details

6 Session(s)
Weekly - Mon

Conference Center (E Building)

Ernest O'Roark 



Please read:  This course will meet on campus in an in-person environment.



Registration Closes On
Monday, October 23, 2023 @ 11:59 PM



Schedule Information

Date(s) Class Days Times Location Instructor(s)
10/23/2023 - 11/27/2023 Weekly - Mon 10:00 AM - 11:30 AM Frederick, Conference Center (E Building)  Map, Room: E126B Ernest O'Roark