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HIST. 1050: Western Civilization I: Research Guide

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ancient figurine with monkey and antelope
Nubian tribute bearer with an oryx, a monkey, and a leopard skin
Ivory, 6"  8th-7th century BCE, Mesopotamian, Nimrud culture
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World history is an important conceptual tool for understanding our interdependent world. Course topics analyze the nature of the earliest human communities, the development of the first civilizations and the subsequent emergence of cultures in selected areas of Eurasia, Africa, and the Americas. Students of World Civilization also consider the connections and relationships that shaped civilizations as a result of migration, war, commerce, and the various cultural expressions of self, society, and the cosmos before 1500. 

Purpose of this Guide

The purpose of this guide is to offer resources from the UML Library (and the web). In addition students will find support for: 

  • finding articles and books
  • understanding primary sources and where to find them
  • navigating databases
  • citations
  • evaluating content found online
  • where to get help.