Human World Views: 3500 BCE – 1650 CE
This course begins with prehistory and ends in the European Renaissance, using numerous cultural lenses (politics, arts, warfare, material/household culture, technology, etc.). Students will learn about the formation and emergence of culture in Mesopotamia and then explore the various cultural, philosophical, and religions systems of Egypt, Judea, Greece and Rome as well as Buddhism and Islam. Students will then learn about the European Middle Ages and Renaissance. Finally, students will learn about the cultures of Africa, Asia, and the Americas for this time period. By studying the ideas in various and historical cultures, students will have a better understanding of the issues that continue to impact humanity currently.