Brandeis University

    HIST 56B: Rethinking World History (to 1960)

    Instructor: Alexander Herbert
    Prerequisites: None
    Course Description: An introductory survey of world history, from the dawn of ‘civilization’ to c. 1960. Uponcompletion of this course, students should able to demonstrate knowledge of the followinghistorical processes in world history: (i) the establishment and rivalry of politicalcommunities, (ii) the development of material life, and (iii) the historical formation ofcultural identities. They should be able to compare and contrast these processes acrossdifferent macroregions (E. Asia, S. Asia, sub-Saharan Africa, the Middle East, Europe, N.America, and S. America), and explain how the operation of these historical processes has,and has not, changed over the centuries covered by the course.
    Session: Session II
    Day: T, W, Th
    Time: 11:10am - 1:40pm
    Credit Hours: 4 Credits
    Course Format: "Remote Learning" Course for Summer 2022
    Brandeis Graduation Requirement Fulfilled: SS, DJW, NW
    Enrollment Limit:
    Course Classification: Undergraduate Level Course
    Course Tuition: $3,290
    Course Fees: None
    Open to High School Students: No