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Pitzer College    
  Dec 13, 2017
2016-2017 Pitzer Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

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HIST 020 PZ -Human Histories: Onset to 1500ish

Institution: Pitzer

Description: This course offers a variety of human histories from the onset of human existence up to 1500ish. Topics include: the distinctiveness of humans as a species, and evidence for this over the course of the late Paleolithic; histories of agriculture, and of major food crops and their movements over time; environmental impacts of diverse human settlements; social inequalities and state formations, and resistance to both; world religious traditions; and cultural differentiation. The course is global in perspective by virtue of (a) its attention to connections (or flows) between dispersed geographic sties, and (b) its use of cross-cultural comparisons. Fundamental to the course is a rejection of the distinction between humans (and human times) without history and humans (and human times) with history.

Cross-listing: ANTH020 PZ

For up-to-date information on current course offerings and details, please refer to the Pitzer class schedule on MyCampus2 Portal.

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