Fall 2020 - HIST 130 D900

Introduction to Global History (3)

Class Number: 3439

Delivery Method: Remote


  • Course Times + Location:

    Sep 9 – Dec 8, 2020: Tue, 10:30 a.m.–12:20 p.m.

  • Instructor:

    Anushay Malik



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



  This course is a history of the world from the 1500s onward. Throughout the course we will try to move beyond kings, queens and political leaders to get an idea of the lives and thoughts of ordinary people. People who worked and people who travelled and in their travels were surprised by the new cultures they encountered. And of course, the idea that ‘people’ is a gendered term.

You will be required to think about how World History is written, organized and presented to you. We will think this through together by reading the historical texts alongside primary sources, documentaries and representations of history on social media. Not sure what a primary source is? Do not worry. That is precisely where we will begin.


  • Participation 15%
  • Debate Presentation 15%
  • Historical Case Study: A Visual Essay 20%
  • Reading Review (2) 20%
  • Final Research Essay 30%


**All lectures will be recorded and uploaded to canvas. Asynchronous participation will be an option. The course will include some synchronous tutorials that will not be recorded.



*All required readings will be circulated via canvas.

ISBN: All required reading

**All lectures will be recorded and uploaded to canvas. Asynchronous participation will be an   option. The course will include some synchronous tutorials that will not be recorded.

Registrar Notes:


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Teaching at SFU in fall 2020 will be conducted primarily through remote methods. There will be in-person course components in a few exceptional cases where this is fundamental to the educational goals of the course. Such course components will be clearly identified at registration, as will course components that will be “live” (synchronous) vs. at your own pace (asynchronous). Enrollment acknowledges that remote study may entail different modes of learning, interaction with your instructor, and ways of getting feedback on your work than may be the case for in-person classes. To ensure you can access all course materials, we recommend you have access to a computer with a microphone and camera, and the internet. In some cases your instructor may use Zoom or other means requiring a camera and microphone to invigilate exams. If proctoring software will be used, this will be confirmed in the first week of class.

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