GED 130 Introduction to Civilization (Humanities/Fine Arts)

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GED 130 Introduction to Civilization (Humanities/Fine Arts)

3 Semester Units

Introduction to Civilization is a presentation of civilization’s major happenings including the cultural, social, political and economic development of the world from the 1400’s to the present. A survey of world civilizations is explored and interactions between or among civilizations are stressed, leading to a better understanding of where man has been and where he is now.

Course Objectives

Upon successful completion of this course, students will be able to:

  • Understand and share the fascination of the historian toward the past.
  • Explore the history of the world and the significance of this study.
  • Discover how history offers perspective and guidance in forming a personal view of human development.
  • Construct your interpretations of how historians examine the values—the motives, wishes, desires, visions—of people of the past.


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