On-Line World History

IMG_0690Prof. Herbst is developing two grant funded on-line World History courses: MMW121-Exploring the Pre-Modern World and HILD20 World History I.  

HILD20 is a fully-online 4-credit University of California course (for all campuses) that will be available in Fall 2018.  This course provides an introductory survey of world history, from the Neolithic Revolution and the emergence of cities to the formation of classical civilizations across the globe, followed by their collapse and transformation into post-classical, or medieval, forms.  The course exams political, cultural, and economic inter-connections between regions, explores the development and spread of religious traditions, examines the human-environment relationship, and concludes in the twelfth century in the age of the Crusades in the greater Mediterranean region and the Song Dynasty in East Asia, before the emergence of Mongol power across Eurasia.