Fall 2016 - HIST 130 D900
Fundamentals of World History (3)
Class Number: 4747
Delivery Method: In Person
A survey of the history of the world, with a focus on global historical phenomena of the last six centuries. Breadth-Humanities.
We're going to trace the increasing interconnection of the world's human populations over the last thousand years, through the major environmental, cultural, social, political, economic and technological changes which have driven and resulted from that process. Tutorials will focus on key primary sources, familiarizing students with some of the different methods of interpretation which make historical enquiry as intellectually rigorous as it is imaginatively enriching.
COURSE-LEVEL EDUCATIONAL GOALS:
Two essay assignments will sharpen students' skills in research and argumentative writing.
- Attendance, participation and reading quizzes 20%
- First paper 15%
- Midterm 20%
- Second paper 20%
- Final exam 25%
Wade Davis, The Wayfinders: Why Ancient Wisdom Matters in the Modern World (Anansi 2009) 978-0887848421
Selected pieces of primary evidence, including visual evidence, will be made available online.
Felipe Fernández-Armesto, The World: A History (3rd ed., loose-leaf), vol. 2 (Pearson 2015) 978-0134169446
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