The second course explores the period from the sixth to the early seventeenth centuries of the common era when students see how art, love, and war are played out in the development and integration of new centers of commerce, religion, and statecraft in Asia, Africa, the Americas, and Europe. The spread of written language furthered the recording of oral traditions thus laying the foundations for many modern studies. It is a dynamic time when religious scholars, traders, and armies fostered powerful intellectual, scientific, and technological achievements. These achievements are illustrated through primary source readings and visual and performing arts. Prerequisite: concurrent enrollment in or completion of ENGL 1A or ESLG 24B is required for all students taking the course for lower-division credit; completion of ENGL 1B is required of all students taking the course for upper-division credit.