Fall 2022 - HIST 265 D100
Global History from the Revolutionary Age to the Present (3)
Class Number: 5086
Delivery Method: In Person
An introduction to Global History, beginning in the 1780s and ending in the present day. Key topics include the first Age of Revolution (US, Haiti, Latin America), the post-colonial experience, and the modern world economy. Students with credit for IS 265 may not take this course for further credit. Breadth-Humanities.
This course is an overview of the global impact of what has traditionally been known as the “Age of Revolutions”. This time is usually understood to extend from the latter part of the 18th century of the middle of the 19th and is oriented around events that took place in Europe. Engagement with those events is important to understanding the world we live in, but there is a need, that is even more urgent in our times, to decenter the position of Europe in world history to understand the connections between, and agency of, all peoples across the world. We will use autobiographies, poems and movies to study these revolutions and bring them to life in our classroom.
COURSE-LEVEL EDUCATIONAL GOALS:
By the end of this course students will:
- learn about the period known as “The Age of Revolutions” and be able to explain why it was given this term.
- be able to compare revolutions that took place across the world and explain why the Europe and North American revolutions receive greater attention.
- Learn how to write a short, analytical academic essay.
- Participation 15%
- Reading review 20%
- One revolution case study – a visual essay 20%
- Presentation – a day in the life of a historical figure 15%
- Final Research Essay 30%
All readings will be circulated on canvas.
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