|Certificates: International Relations|
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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|Course Format: Seminar||Grading Mode: Graded|
||Fulfills a Major Requirement for: (CIR)(HIST-MN)
||Past Enrollment Probability: 90% or above
|Major Readings: Wesleyan RJ Julia Bookstore
Adam Hart-Davis, HISTORY: FROM THE DAWN OF CIVILIZATION TO THE PRESENT DAY (DK Smithsonian).
Neil McGregor, A HISTORY OF THE WORLD IN 100 OBJECTS (Penguin).
Peter N. Stearns, WORLD HISTORY IN DOCUMENTS: A COMPARATIVE READER (NYU Press).
|Examination and Assignments: |
Grades will be based on weekly Quizzes, weekly 2-page Papers, and Class Participation. There will also be a required Group Project.
|Additional Requirements and/or Comments: |
All students not in COL must take this class for a Grade.
|Instructor(s): Miller,Cecilia Times: ..T.R.. 02:50PM-04:10PM; Location: PAC107; |
|Total Enrollment Limit: 30||SR major: 5||JR major: 5|| || |
|Seats Available: 16||GRAD: X||SR non-major: 5||JR non-major: 5||SO: 5||FR: 5|