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Big History of Humans

Big History of Humans

The Big History of Humans identifies the major events in human history and connects these events using the idea of evolving complexity.

This is a Six-Part series covering the following topics:

October 3: Hunter-Gatherers
October 10: Human Nature
October 17: The Agricultural Revolution
October 24: Cities, Civilizations, Empires
November 7: The Industrial Revolution
November 14:  The 20TH C and the Future

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Date:
Wednesday, November 14, 2018
Time:
7:00pm - 8:30pm
Location:
2nd Floor Program Room
Presenter:
Dr. John Hostettler
Contact person:
Pamela Schwartz
Audience:
  Adults  
Categories:
  Science & History  

The Big History of Humans identifies the major events in human history and connects these events using the idea of evolving complexity.  We begin by asking what we might learn about human nature from relatively uncomplicated hunter-gatherer societies.  Then we will trace the evolution of more and more complex societies from the prehistoric hunter-gatherers to societies created by the agricultural, industrial, and information revolutions.

Join Dr. John Hostettler, retired SJSU professor, for six free presentations based on Big History courses taught at high schools, colleges, and online by the Big History Project funded by the Gates Foundation.

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