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Ancient Civilizations of the World

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In this course, the student will study the emergence of the major civilizations of the ancient world, beginning with the Paleolithic Era (about 2.5 million years ago) and finishing with the end of the Middle Ages in fifteenth century C.E. The student will pay special attention to how societies evolved across this expanse of timeā€”from fragmented and primitive agricultural communities to more advanced and consolidated civilizations. By the end of the course, the student will possess a thorough understanding of important overarching social, political, religious, and economic themes in the ancient world, ranging from the emergence of Confucian philosophy in Asia to the fall of imperial Rome. (History 101)

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civilization | neolithic | mesopotamia | egypt | minoans | hebrews | feudalism | confucianism | taoism | greece | hellenistic period | macedonia | roman | christianity | india | buddhism | americas | mesoamerica | islam | muhammad | europe | byzantium | middle ages | philosophical studies | V000

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Attribution 2.0 UK: England & Wales Attribution 2.0 UK: England & Wales http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/2.0/uk/ http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/2.0/uk/

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Medieval Europe

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This course will introduce the student to the history of the European Middle Ages and Renaissance. The student will learn about the major political, economic, and social changes that took place between the fourth century and 1500. By the end of the course, the student will understand how Europe transformed from a collection of barbarian kingdoms into a continent with a sophisticated cultural and economic life that would later come to dominate the globe. This free course may be completed online at any time. See course site for detailed overview and learning outcomes. (History 302)

Subjects

history | medieval | europe | roman empire | byzantium | roman church | latin west | crusades | middle ages | renaissance | christianity | science | technology | culture | literature | theater | society | humanism | philosophical studies | V000

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Attribution 2.0 UK: England & Wales Attribution 2.0 UK: England & Wales http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/2.0/uk/ http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/2.0/uk/

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