HIST& 128 - WORLD HISTORY
18th Century to the Present
Back to the Syllabus Mon. – Fri. 10:00 – 10:50AM
Room FA 0406


 

Schedule of Lectures and Reading


  I     II     III     IV     V     VI     VII     VIII     IX     X     XI     XII  

Week I, Jan. 3-6

Reading For the Week in The World: A History: Introduction (pp. xvi-xviii), and Chapter 20 — The Global Economy in the Eighteenth Century

Please read the following sources for discussion this week, starting with the excerpt from the Jesuit Relation. I also include here a link to the essay by Karl Popper. What I propose is that you read this essay twice this term. Once now, and then again when we've had occasion to consider some of the political philosophies of the early 20th Century.

Week II, Jan. 9-11

Reading For the Week in The World: A History: Chapter 21 — The Age of Global Interaction: Expansion and Intersection of Eighteenth-Century Empires

I'll be abroad for the latter part of this week, we will therefor not meet on Thursday and Friday. During this period you should decide on a contribution to the map/timeline project. You should do this in collaboration with your colleagues via the google group. I will monitor the group (and perhaps contribute to it) while I'm away, and will expect to see everyone post:

  1. on the group: a message or a response that provides some indication of the event you propose to contribute to the timeline, along with a proposed theme or rational for how that event might fit within some theme or narrative scheme for your group's narrative or presentation
  2. on the timeline: your event with appropriate description and geo/historical information

Please also read the following primary sources for discussion on Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday

Primary Source Readings:

Friday, Jan. 11: Timeline/Map contribution due

Week III, Jan. 17-20

Reading For the Week in The World: A History: Chapter 22 — The Exchange of Enlightenments: Eighteenth-Century Thought

Monday, Jan. 16: Martin Luther King day, no class

Primary Source Readings:

Week IV, Jan. 23-27

Reading For the Week in The World: A History: Chapter 23 — Replacing Muscle: The Energy Revolutions

Monday, Jan. 23: First primary source analysis is due today

Friday, Jan. 27: Another contribution to the collaborative Map/Timeline is due today

Week V, Jan. 30 - Feb. 3

Reading For the Week in The World: A History: Chapter 24 — The Social Mold: Work and Society in the Nineteenth Century

Primary Source Readings:

Friday, Feb. 3: The second of three short analyses of primary sources is due today

Week VI, Feb. 6 - 10

Reading For the Week in The World: A History: Chapter 25 — Western Dominance in the Nineteenth Century: The Westward Shift of Power and the Rise of Global Empires

Primary Source Readings:

Friday, Feb. 10: Another contribution to the collaborative Map/Timeline is due today

Week VII, Feb. 13-17

Reading For the Week in The World: A History: Chapter 26 — The Changing State: Political Developments in the Nineteenth Century

Primary Source Readings:

Friday, Feb. 17: The Third of three short analyses of primary sources is due today

Week VIII, Feb. 21-24

Reading For the Week in The World: A History: Chapter 27 — The Twentieth-Century Mind: Western Science and the World

Monday, Feb. 20: President's day, No class

Primary Source Readings:

Friday, Feb. 24: Another contribution to the collaborative Map/Timeline is due today

Week IX, Feb. 27 - Mar. 2

Reading For the Week in The World: A History: Chapter 28 — World Order and Disorder: Global Politics in the Twentieth Century

Primary Source Readings:

Week X, Mar. 5 - 9

Reading For the Week in The World: A History: Chapter 29 — The Pursuit of Utopia: Civil society in the Twentieth Century

Discussions of Albert Memmi's The Colonizer and the Colonized.

Friday, Feb. 24: Another contribution to the collaborative Map/Timeline is due today

Week XI, Mar. 12 - 16

Reading For the Week in The World: A History: Chapter 30 — The Embattled Biosphere: The Twentieth-Century Environment

Continued discussion of Albert Memmi's The Colonizer and the Colonized.

Friday, Mar. 16: Term Paper is Due Today

Week XII, Mar. 19 - 21

Wednesday, March 21, 8:00AM — 10:00AM Term-End Presentations
Do not be late. We are meeting at 8:00AM, that's 8AM Wednesday March 21

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