Course Description

World History 1: Ancient - Medieval, HILD 20R

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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

Winter Quarter 2020
Instruction start date: January 6, 2020
Instruction end date: March 12, 2020
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 San Diego:
Pending



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 Francisco:
Pending

UC Santa Barbara:
Pending

UC Santa Cruz:
General Education: CC

Course Creator

Matthew Herbst

Matthew T. Herbst is the faculty director of the Making of the Modern World  general education world history program at the University of California San Diego (Eleanor Roosevelt College), and affiliated faculty in the Department of History and Classical Studies Program, and also teaches in Environmental Studies.

A proponent of experiential learning, Prof. Herbst was an inaugural faculty member of the university’s Global Seminars in 2008 and has led eleven world history programs in Asia, Europe, and Oceania, as well as six experiential-learning programs in Turkey, on the Navajo Reservation, on Catalina Island, and in the National Parks of CA.  In addition, since 2012 he has offered two dozen environmental humanities seminars in the deserts and mountains of Southern California in partnership with UCSD’s Outback Adventures.  Prof. Herbst was also a founding faculty member of the college-based First Year Experience program in 2014, designed to facilitate successful student transition to the university, and teaches the first-quarter freshman and transfer courses each fall.Dr. Herbst’s professional efforts stem from a commitment to public education, through which he was educated from elementary school in New York to his B.A. at Binghamton University (as a first-generation college student) and Ph.D. in History at the University of Michigan.   Interested in fostering links between pre-collegiate and higher education, he served as a public school board member, as a Content Review Expert for the California Department of Education’s review of new world history curricula, as a director for two world history Summer Institutes for teachers and a proposal reviewer for NEH Seminars and Institutes; he also offers world history teacher trainings and co-leads an educational enhancement program for high school students.  Prof. Herbst is currently developing digital projects, including online world history courses, and is studying the age of Justinian from contrasting vantage points, both local and global.  Dr. Herbst has received multiple teaching awards, including Outstanding Faculty, Academic Senate Distinguished Teaching, and an Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion Award.

For more, see:  https://ucsdherbst.org 
 

Matthew T. Herbst  is the faculty director of the  Making of the Modern World   general education world history program at the  University of California San Diego  (Eleanor Roosevelt College), and affiliated faculty in the Department of History and Classical Studies Program, and also teaches in Environmental Studies. A proponent of experiential learning, Prof. Herbst was an inaugural ...

Matthew T. Herbst is the faculty director of the Making of the Modern World  general education world history program at the University of California San Diego (Eleanor Roosevelt College), and affiliated faculty in the Department of History and Classical Studies Program, and also teaches in Environmental Studies.

A proponent of experiential learning, Prof. Herbst was an inaugural faculty member of the university’s Global Seminars in 2008 and has led eleven world history programs in Asia, Europe, and Oceania, as well as six experiential-learning programs in Turkey, on the Navajo Reservation, on Catalina Island, and in the National Parks of CA.  In addition, since 2012 he has offered two dozen environmental humanities seminars in the deserts and mountains of Southern California in partnership with UCSD’s Outback Adventures.  Prof. Herbst was also a founding faculty member of the college-based First Year Experience program in 2014, designed to facilitate successful student transition to the university, and teaches the first-quarter freshman and transfer courses each fall.Dr. Herbst’s professional efforts stem from a commitment to public education, through which he was educated from elementary school in New York to his B.A. at Binghamton University (as a first-generation college student) and Ph.D. in History at the University of Michigan.   Interested in fostering links between pre-collegiate and higher education, he served as a public school board member, as a Content Review Expert for the California Department of Education’s review of new world history curricula, as a director for two world history Summer Institutes for teachers and a proposal reviewer for NEH Seminars and Institutes; he also offers world history teacher trainings and co-leads an educational enhancement program for high school students.  Prof. Herbst is currently developing digital projects, including online world history courses, and is studying the age of Justinian from contrasting vantage points, both local and global.  Dr. Herbst has received multiple teaching awards, including Outstanding Faculty, Academic Senate Distinguished Teaching, and an Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion Award.

For more, see:  https://ucsdherbst.org 
 


Instructor of Term

Matthew Herbst
mtherbst@ucsd.edu

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