Spring 2018 - HIST 130 J100

Fundamentals of World History (3)

Class Number: 3289

Delivery Method: In Person

Overview

  • Course Times + Location:

    Mo 5:30 PM – 7:20 PM
    HCC 1325, Vancouver

  • Exam Times + Location:

    Apr 16, 2018
    7:00 PM – 10:00 PM
    HCC 1600, Vancouver

    Apr 16, 2018
    7:00 PM – 10:00 PM
    HCC 1800, Vancouver

Description

CALENDAR DESCRIPTION:

A survey of the history of the world, with a focus on global historical phenomena of the last six centuries. Breadth-Humanities.

COURSE DETAILS:

This course will cover the history of the world (all of it!) over the last five hundred years (that works out to roughly one year per four minutes of class time), from the pre-industrial era of knights and samurai to our post-modern iPresent. Societies all over the globe have witnessed tremendous changes during those five centuries, and we will discover how the world as it exists today is in many ways the legacy of earlier cultures and processes. We will pay particular attention to the ways in which different civilizations discovered and interacted with each other, laying the groundwork for the present-day “global village” we hear so much about. 

Working together, we will examine that history in several different ways: political, economic, social, cultural, and personal. The textbook (along with the lectures) will highlight the main events and trends of the preceding five centuries. The primary sources included in the textbook will give depth and texture to subjects we will be discussing in the tutorials. Students will therefore have a chance to critically reflect on first-hand accounts of the past, discovering a world that is both similar to, and different from, their own. 

Grading

  • Tutorial Participation 10%
  • Quizzes 10%
  • Mid-term examination 25%
  • Short paper #1 15%
  • Short paper #2 15%
  • Final examination 25%

Materials

REQUIRED READING:

Robert W. Strayer and Eric. W. Nelson, Ways of the World: A Brief Global History with Sources, Volume II. Third edition. Boston, MA: Bedford/St. Martin’s, 2016. 

Robert W. Strayer and Eric. W. Nelson, Thinking through Sources for Ways of the World, Volume II. Third edition.  Boston, MA: Bedford/St. Martin’s, 2016.

Registrar Notes:

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