1. Introduction to World History (8) SECTION A: EARLY SOCIETIES (40)
2. Introduction (7)
3. From the Beginning of Time (18)
Focus: Africa, Europe till 15000 BCE
(a) Views on the origin of human beings. (b) Early societies.
(c) Historians’ views on present-day gathering- hunting societies.
4. Early Cities (15)
Focus: Iraq, 3rd millennium BCE
(a) Growth of towns.
(b) Nature of early urban societies.
(c) Historians’ Debate on uses of writing.
SECTION B: EMPIRES (50)
5. Introduction (7)
6. An Empire across Three Continents (15)
Focus: Roman Empire, 27 BCE to 600 CE. (a) Political evolution
(b) Economic expansion
(c) Religio-cultural foundation
(d) Late Antiquity.
(e) Historians’ views on the institution of
7. Central Islamic Lands (15)
Focus: 7th to 12th centuries
(d) Historians’ viewpoints on the nature of
8. Nomadic Empires (13)
Focus: the Mongol, 13th to 14th century
(a) The nature of nomadism. (b) Formation of empires.
(c) Conquests and relations with other states.