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The course is organized in co-operation with the KUMA. KUMA arranges the course in which the Open University students (max 10 students) attend. They registrate themselves via Open University's study programme (Enrol).
The course is suitable for everyone interested on the theme.
The student understands regional conditions and divisions.
This unit is designed to give a broad overview of the development of human society by looking at various ancient civilizations, and asks you to use your analytical skills in assessing the role of key innovations in long-term cultural change. In doing so, you will be required to critique the efficacy of current explanatory models along several examples, varying in time and space, and being presented during 2-hour lectures throughout the course.
You will be expected to know the basic chronological outline of human prehistory and early history, and to apply this knowledge to the critical evaluation of models of behavioral, social and cultural change. You should become familiar with these civilizations, be able to make comparisons between various innovations, and develop an informed opinion about their roles in forming humankind. For any student, this unit should also stimulate your interest in past civilizations and key innovations.
Multiplied at the beginning of the course.
On a scale 0-5
Activities and teaching methods in support of learning: Active attendance in lectures as well as individual and group assignments determined on a course-by-course basis.
Lectures (80 % attendance) + an essay (6–8 pages)
The course is organized in co-operation with the KUKA, KUMA. KUKA, KUMA arranges the course in which the Open University students attend.