Using material culture, visual sources, primary texts, and articles, this course will give students a solid understanding of World History from the River Valley Civilizations, the Classical Period, and the Post-Classical Period, to the Early-Modern Period, the Long 19th Century, and the Contemporary Period. Emphasis will be placed on the development of major cultures around the world -- and there will also be discussion of how the major cultures fail to explain much of World History. In practical terms, students will learn how to assess a broad range of historical sources from varied places and times; how to debate these works in class discussion; how to produce concise and precise short papers; how to write longer papers based on an argument/counter-argument format; and how to work collaboratively on the group project.
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||Fulfills a Major Requirement for: (CGST-MN)(HIST-MN)(HIST)
||Past Enrollment Probability: 90% or above
|Major Readings: Wesleyan RJ Julia Bookstore
NEIL MACGREGOR, A HISTORY OF THE WORLD IN 100 OBJECTS (PENGUIN).
WILLIAM J. DUIKER AND JACKSON J. SPIELVOGEL, THE ESSENTIAL WORLD HISTORY, 9TH EDITION. (CENGAGE)
(N.B. RENT THE SECOND BOOK, DUIKER AND SPIELVOGEL, FROM CENGAGE FOR FULL ACCESS TO ONLINE PLATFORM AND TEXTBOOK. INSTRUCTIONS WILL BE SENT OUT AFTER PREREGISTRATION.)
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Grades will be based on regular quizzes, an ongoing group project, and class participation.
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|Instructor(s): Miller,Cecilia Times: .....F. 01:20PM-04:10PM; Location: RUSSMILLET; |
|Total Enrollment Limit: 35||SR major: 5||JR major: 5|| || |
|Seats Available: 27||GRAD: X||SR non-major: 5||JR non-major: 5||SO: 5||FR: 10|
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