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HIST 262 Africa, Asia and Europe to 1500 (CORE—Historical Analysis)

(Both semesters/4 credits)

An introduction to the origins of human society and early civilization on three continents. This course emphasizes building foundational knowledge for further study of these areas as well as the skills that students need for further historical study. Topics include African cultures, Mesopotamia and Egypt, Vedic India, ancient Greece and Rome, imperial China, and medieval Europe and Japan. The complex development of and interactions between cultures are also examined.