Course Description

Wrld History I:Ancient-Medievl, HILD 20R

This course presents an introductory exploration of world history, beginning with pre-history and early human societies and then exploring cultures and civilizations across the world from antiquity to 1200CE. The course considers cultures, environmental contexts, and socio-political outlooks of ancient, classical, and medieval civilizations, examining connections, comparisons, continuity, change, and transformation. The course also explores the development and spread of major world religions.

Key Information

Credit: 4 quarter units / 2.67 semester units credit
UC San Diego, HIST

Course Credit:

Upon successful completion, all online courses offered through cross-enrollment provide UC unit credit. Some courses are approved for GE, major preparation and/or, major credit or can be used as a substitute for a course at your campus.

If "unit credit" is listed by your campus, consult your department, academic adviser or Student Affairs division to inquire about the petition process for more than unit credit for the course.

UC Berkeley:
Pending

UC Davis:
Course Equivalence: UCD HIS 010A - World History to 1350

UC Irvine:
General Education: IV & VII
Course Equivalence: UCI - History 21A

UC Los Angeles:
General Education: Historical Analysis
Major Preparation: IDS Major

UC Merced:
Pending

UC Riverside:
Pending

UC San Diego:
Pending

UC San Francisco:
Pending

UC Santa Barbara:
Pending

UC Santa Cruz:
General Education: CC
Major Requirement: General lower-division Americas and Africa, Asia and the Pacific, or Europe and Mediterranean World requirement.
Pre-600 AD or Pre-1800 AD Chronological Distribution Requirement.
Course Equivalence: UCSC HIS 2A The World to 1500

Course Creator

Matthew Herbst

Matthew Herbst is the Faculty Director of the Making of the Modern World general education world history program at UC San Diego’s Eleanor Roosevelt College.  He holds affiliate appointments in History and Classical Studies and also teaches in Environmental Studies.  Engaged in experiential learning, he has led 14 programs abroad and serves as a Faculty Co-Director of the Study Abroad Office.   He has also offered 22 experiential humanities programs in the deserts and mountains of California.  He is equally engaged in digital learning and has created several fully-online Humanities courses.   Dr. Herbst has received multiple teaching awards, including Outstanding Faculty, Academic Senate Distinguished Teaching, and an Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion Award. To learn more, see:  https://ucsdherbst.org

Matthew Herbst is the Faculty Director of the Making of the Modern World general education world history program at UC San Diego’s Eleanor Roosevelt College.  He holds affiliate appointments in History and Classical Studies and also teaches in Environmental Studies.  Engaged in experiential learning, he has led 14 programs abroad and serves as a Faculty Co-Director of the Study Abroad Office. ...

Matthew Herbst is the Faculty Director of the Making of the Modern World general education world history program at UC San Diego’s Eleanor Roosevelt College.  He holds affiliate appointments in History and Classical Studies and also teaches in Environmental Studies.  Engaged in experiential learning, he has led 14 programs abroad and serves as a Faculty Co-Director of the Study Abroad Office.   He has also offered 22 experiential humanities programs in the deserts and mountains of California.  He is equally engaged in digital learning and has created several fully-online Humanities courses.   Dr. Herbst has received multiple teaching awards, including Outstanding Faculty, Academic Senate Distinguished Teaching, and an Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion Award. To learn more, see:  https://ucsdherbst.org


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