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Honors’ Freshman Sequence

HHI 21: Identity: Self in the World

Fall 2009

Themes/Discussion Handout


Friday, September 11, 2009

Readings Due:

Judge and Langdon, Connections; A World History

Chap. 1 “The Emergence of Human Societies”

1)      What makes humans different from other animals?

2)      Where is the origin of modern humans (homo sapiens)?

3)      What was early agriculture like? Where did it arise? What was its importance?

4)      What types of human socities developed?

5)      What is necessary for the development of complex societies?


Johnson, Sources of World Civilization, Vol. 1

pp. ix-x, 1-4.

1)      What constitutes a civilization?

2)      Where did the first great human civilizations develop?