Course Description

Mysteries of the Pre-Columbian Epoch: Mythologies of a Lost Era

Dive deep into the annals of history and uncover tales of civilizations that defied imagination and painted a world bursting with intrigue, grandeur, and unparalleled innovation. The Pre-Columbian era wasn't just an age; it was a canvas of human spirit and wonderment, revealing tales that have remained enigmatic to this day.

Step into a world that predated Columbus's voyages, a time where powerful empires such as the majestic Incas, the ingenious Mayans, and the formidable Aztecs ruled vast territories, revered unique deities, and crafted societies that were the epitome of advancement and sophistication. These civilizations, set apart from the rest of the world, grew and flourished in isolation, creating tapestries of legends, rituals, and cultures that continue to mystify scholars.

Course Highlights:

  1. Discovering the Unknown: Navigate the intricate labyrinths of the Pre-Columbian societies, from their breathtaking architecture to their unparalleled myths.

  2. Beyond Rituals: Explore the spiritual beliefs that not only defined but propelled these civilizations into creating monumental legacies.

  3. Ancient Innovations: Dive into the origins of modern sports, trace the lineage of architectural marvels, and decode the genius behind some of history's most enigmatic innovations.

  4. Untangling Myths: With a nuanced approach, we'll demystify the captivating, yet often misunderstood aspects of these cultures, offering a balanced perspective on their rituals, governance, and societal structures.

  5. A Global Perspective: Understand how these ancient societies, separated from the rest of humanity, have influenced and shaped the cultural and historical fabric of the global community.

  6. For Every Learner: Whether you're an avid traveler aiming to enrich your Latin American journey, an archaeology enthusiast, a curious mind, or a dedicated scholar, this course promises revelations and insights that cater to every inquisitive spirit.

  7. Interactive Experience: Immerse yourself in rich multimedia content, interactive timelines, and engaging discussions that not only inform but inspire.

The Pre-Columbian epoch wasn't just an age; it was an era that witnessed the blossoming of human potential in isolation, producing tales of valor, faith, and innovation. As we unravel these chronicles, you'll be taken on a transcendent journey that bridges the past with the present, uncovering stories that have shaped civilizations and continue to influence modern society.

Join us, as we journey through time, traversing the landscapes of these mystical empires, and immerse yourself in a narrative that's as captivating as it is enlightening. Embrace the opportunity to explore an epoch that forever changed the course of human history.

  • Completely Online
  • Self-Paced
  • 6 Months to Complete
  • 24/7 Availability
  • Start Anytime
  • PC & Mac Compatible
  • Android & iOS Friendly
  • Accredited CEUs
Universal Class is an IACET Accredited Provider

Learning Outcomes

By successfully completing this course, students will be able to:
  • Summarize prehistoric America.
  • Summarize the history of The Incans.
  • Summarize the history of the Aztecs and Mayans.
  • Summarize the arrival of the Europeans and the resulting consequences.
  • Demonstrate mastery of lesson content at levels of 70% or higher.

Assessment Guide

Assessment Points
An Introduction 5 points
Lesson 1 Exam 10 points
The Incans 25 points
Lesson 2 Exam 10 points
The Aztecs 25 points
Lesson 3 Exam 10 points
Lesson 4 Assignment 45 points
Lesson 4 Exam 10 points
Pre-Columbian Religions 25 points
Lesson 5 Exam 10 points
Cultures and landscape today 25 points
Lesson 6 Exam 9 points
The Europeans arrive 25 points
Lesson 7 Exam 10 points
Lesson 8 Assignment 45 points
Lesson 8 Exam 10 points
The Final Exam 35 points
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