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Pre-requisites & Co-requisites:
Active in-class participation - 20%
Review News Articles - 15%
Presentation of Review - 5%
Research Paper - 15%
Presentation of Field Trip - 5%
Midterm (15%) and Final Exams (25%) - 40%
The aim of the course is to deal with the historical evolution of humanity from the first civilizations up to 1850. The course aims to develop a particular consciousness about human history in terms of the development and transformation of civilizations, economic systems, technological inventions, gender, social changes, cultural productions and political developments.
Upon succesful completion of this course, a student will be able to
1. Develop a particular consciousness about human history in terms of the development and transformation of civilizations, economic systems, technological inventions, cultural productions and political developments [1, 4, 6, 8].
2. Gain a particular insight about what “human” and “humanity” is [1, 4].
3. Refer to history for thinking and even finding effective solutions to contemporary problems [2, 3, 6, 7].
4. Develop particular reasoning by making historical comparisons [6, 7, 8].
5. Develop complex argumentation skills in speech and writing [6, 8].