Summer 2023 - HIST 472W D100
Problems in World History (4)
Class Number: 3247
Delivery Method: In Person
Course Times + Location:
We 2:30 PM – 5:20 PM
AQ 5017, Burnaby
Prerequisites:45 units including nine units of lower division history.
An advanced examination into the concepts and methodology of world history. Selected themes may include globalization, modernization, migration, religious expansion, colonialism, imperialism, and the teaching of world history. Content may vary from offering to offering; see course outline for further information. HIST 472W may be repeated for credit only when a different topic is taught. Writing.
WORLD HISTORY FOR FUTURE TEACHERS
In our contemporary society, world-history teachers, like rock musicians or astronauts, are much celebrated but little understood. This semester you'll get to teach world history yourself. More workshop than seminar, the course is designed around a series of discussions and projects that will develop different aspects of your world-history pedagogical skills. You can choose the assignments' specific topics around a specific area of world history (e.g. imperialism, missions, immigration), or you can work on a variety of unrelated areas. One motivation for offering this course is to exploit your best ideas to help in revising HIST 130, our first-year world-history survey (students who develop the best mini-lectures will have the option of delivering them in the fall HIST 130), but you do not need to have taken that course previously to succeed in this one. The workshop is designed for future university and high-school history teachers, but broadly speaking should be adaptable to other educational levels and perhaps to entirely different career paths. Because teaching something is an excellent way of learning it, you should emerge from the workshop more knowledgeable about world history as well as more skilled in teaching it.
- Seminar attendance and participation 20%
- Two research papers (4-to-7-page papers, or equivalent) 45%
- Two research-paper proposals 25%
- Two oral research-paper presentations 10%
If there's sufficient demand, we will create a hybrid option so that the course could be completed remotely.
Barbara Gross Davis, Tools for Teaching (San Francisco: Jossey-Bass, 2009
Other readings will be made available online
ACADEMIC INTEGRITY: YOUR WORK, YOUR SUCCESS
SFU’s Academic Integrity website http://www.sfu.ca/students/academicintegrity.html is filled with information on what is meant by academic dishonesty, where you can find resources to help with your studies and the consequences of cheating. Check out the site for more information and videos that help explain the issues in plain English.
Each student is responsible for his or her conduct as it affects the university community. Academic dishonesty, in whatever form, is ultimately destructive of the values of the university. Furthermore, it is unfair and discouraging to the majority of students who pursue their studies honestly. Scholarly integrity is required of all members of the university. http://www.sfu.ca/policies/gazette/student/s10-01.html