Human origins mark the start of human history, when the world was bounded by oceanic separations. We will begin with the ancient past and consider how global connections are forged, ending roughly 1500. Among other topics, the course may consider: how humans meet the challenges of their environment, migrate, develop new social and political systems, secure necessities and acquire luxuries, create religions and intellectual ideas, produce art, music, and architecture, and make war and peace. HIS 141 covers the Breadth requirement. Per the university repeat policy, HIS 141 may be used to replace the grade for UGC 111.