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This is the Syllabus for Hist 102.
History of Civilization 2
Elizabeth Fairhead
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Date Created: 03/07/16
  History 102­01, History of World Civilizations II Syllabus Fall 2015 Class time and meeting: Monday, Wednesday and Friday, 9:00­9:50 am, Life Sciences 101 Instructor:  Dr. Elizabeth Fairhead Office Hours: Fridays 11:00­12:00 in Jazzman’s Cafstin SAC (or by appointment) Department of History office: Gottschalk Hall, 1  Floor Phone for leaving messages:   502.852.6817 E­mail: (the best way to reach me) Course Description and Objectives World Civilizations examines the patterns and processes of change that have marked the human  journey from 1400 to Present.  By examining broad themes of world history and primary and  secondary documents that illustrate those themes, students will gain knowledge of events,  people, ideas, and accidents that have shaped our world.  This class will briefly examine how  human interaction with the environment can shape political, economic and cultural outcomes. World Civilizations is part of the General Education program at the University of Louisville.   This course fosters active learning by asking students to think critically, to communicate  effectively, and to understand and appreciate cultural diversity.  Students who satisfy this  requirement will demonstrate that they are able to do all of the following:1. Communicate an  understanding of the process of historical change and the significance of place and time; 2.  Communicate an understanding of the creation, development, and changing nature of historical  knowledge and the importance of historical documentation; 3. Construct and communicate a  historical argument employing historical facts. Required Texts  Reilly, Kevin.  The Human Journey: A Concise Introduction to World History, Vol. 2  1450 to the Present.  Rowman & Littlefield, 2012. (HJ)  Reilly, Kevin.  Worlds of History:  A Comparative Reader, Vol. 2:  Since 1400. 5  th Edition.  Bedford St. Martins, 2013. (WH)  Selected on­line readings, see below and on Blackboard Course requirements/assignments  Short papers 10% each (50%) Students will complete five short, written assignments throughout the semester.  Seven paper  topics will be distributed; the five highest grades will be averaged for the final grade.  Each  paper assignment will be no longer than three pages and each will focus on a single chapter  in The Human Journey and the readings assigned with that chapter.  The due date for each  paper will be distributed with each prompt—tentative due dates are included in the class plan below.  Papers will be handed in and returned with comments using Blackboard.  Final Paper (15%) In lieu of a final exam, students will complete a 3­4 page paper.  This paper will be due on  the day of the scheduled final exam and will ask students to explore a theme from across the  class content.  Details for this assignment will be distributed later in the semester.  In­class quizzes and writing assignments (25%) Students will be given 17 short, unannounced, in­class quizzes or short writing prompts  (these may include some map quizzes) throughout the semester. The 12 highest scores will  be averaged and count toward your grade. These quizzes cannot be made up.  Class Participation (10%) Participation is defined as the contributions you make to the learning environment of the  class. You must be in class regularly to satisfy this part of the grade.  It includes in­class  activities and discussions.  In particular, arriving late to class is very disruptive and will hurt  your participation grade. Participation is presenting your informed ideas and showing respect for the others in the classroom—this includes turning off electronic devices. Academic Honesty Plagiarism is representing someone else's words or ideas as your own. It is a form of academic  dishonesty and it is not tolerated. Plagiarism includes, but is not limited to: handing in someone  else's work as your own; taking credit for ideas that are not your own; including in your work  phrases, sentences, paragraphs or any text from a book, article, or web site without marking the  text as a quotation and citing the source; and paraphrasing text from a source. The UofL History  Department follows the College of Arts and Sciences policies regarding plagiarism and academic dishonesty. Any student found to have plagiarized on any assignment may receive a failing grade for the semester. In addition, a letter describing the student's infraction and the penalty imposed  may be forwarded to the Associate Dean for Undergraduate Education and added to the student's  permanent file for consideration in actions taken by the Committee on Academic Discipline.  Repeat offenders may be expelled from the University. For further explanation, see "The Code of Student Conduct" and "The Code of Student Rights and Responsibilities" in the Student  Handbook and the Catalog of the Uof L College of Arts and Sciences. Disability Statement  All students with a disability who require special accommodation to participate in and complete  this course must contact the Disability Resource Center (852­6938) for verification of eligibility  and for determination of specific accommodation.  Title IX/Clery Act Notification    Sexual misconduct (including sexual harassment, sexual assault, and any other nonconsensual  behavior of a sexual nature) and sex discrimination violate University policies.  Students  experiencing such behavior may obtain confidential support from the PEACC Program (852­ 2663), Counseling Center (852­6585), and Campus Health Services (852­6479). To report sexual misconduct or sex discrimination, contact the Dean of Students (852­5787) or University of  Louisville Police (852­6111).  Disclosure to University faculty or instructors of sexual misconduct, domestic violence, dating violence, or sex discrimination occurring on campus, in a University­sponsored program, or  involving a campus visitor or University student or employee (whether current or former) is not  confidential under Title IX.  Faculty and instructors must forward such reports, including names  and circumstances, to the University’s Title IX officer.    For more information, see the Sexual Misconduct Resource Guide  (­misconduct­brochure). Syllabus is subject to change at any time at instructor’s discretion Class Plan and Reading Assignments  (HJ=Human Journey, WH=Worlds of History) Aug 24    Syllabus, Introductions Aug 26  What’s going on in the world? Aug 28 Why should I care about History? Reading:  McNeill, William H. “Why Study History?” online­aha­and­membership/aha­history­and­ archives/archives/why­study­history­(1985)  Aug 31 What is World History and how is it done? Reading: WH “Introduction for students” ix­xiii Sept 2   The World in 1450  Sept 4 Patterns in World History Reading: HJ 215­221 Section 1 ­ The Early Modern World Sept 7 Labor Day—No Class Sept 9    Islam and the Ottoman Empire  Reading:  HJ 221­224 Paper due Sept 11 Mughal Empire Readings:  HJ 224­228, WH “Akbar and Religion” 666­670 Sept 14 Chinese Empire in the Early Modern Era Readings: HJ 228­234 Sept 16 Chinese Exploration Readings:  WH “1492: The Prequel” 564­573 Sept 18 Russian Empire and conclusion of chapter Reading: HJ 235­245 Sept 21 Introduction to Roots of Globalization and European Expansion Reading: HJ 247­253 Paper due Sept 23 Atlantic World, Columbian Exchange Reading: HJ 253­256 and online reading:  “Columbian Exchange” by Alfred  Crosby, full essay, (­by­era/american­ indians/essays/columbian­exchange) Sept 25 Atlantic World, Colonial Societies  Reading:  HJ 256­260 Sept 28 Slave trade Reading: HJ 260­264, WH “Buying Slaves in 1693” 637­641 Sept 30 Europeans and the Indian Ocean  Reading: HJ 264­268 Oct 3 The Fruits of Empire Reading: HJ 269­273 Oct 5 Fall Break—No Class Section 2 ­ The Modern World Oct 7 Modern Societies (more news) Reading: HJ 275­277 Paper due Oct 9  Scientific Revolution  Modern Societies­Why Europe? What is the Industrial Revolution? Reading: HJ 278­286, WH “Why Europe?” 726­737 Oct 12 Industrial Revolution­Changing Societies Reading: HJ 286­289, WH “Sadler Report” 812­816 Oct 14 Responses to IndustrializatioRomanticism and the Environment Reading: online reading: William Wordsworth “Tables Turned”  Oct 16 Political Revolution­Atlantic Revolut ons Readings: HJ 289­296  Oct 19 New Identities­Socialism and the Communist Manifesto Reading: HJ 296­298, WH 816­823 Oct 21  Born of Revolution­Modern Identities Reading: HJ 298­303, WH “French Declaration of Rights of Women” 785­788 Oct 23   Modern Imperialism Reading: HJ 305­ 319, WH “White Man’s Burden” 881­884 Paper due Oct 26 Colonial Economies  Reading: HJ 319­324 Oct 28 Colonial Societies Reading: HJ 324­329, WH “Letter on Indian Education” 905­909 Oct 30 Modernization or Westernization? Reading: HJ 329­333, WH “The World Revolution of Westernization” 887­893 th Nov 2 19  Century Reading: HJ 333­339 Nov 4 WWI Reading: HJ 341­346, WH “Europe’s Last Summer” 920­927  Paper due Nov 6 Fascism and World War II  Readings: HJ 346­348 WH “Mein Kampf” 959­966 and online reading: Benito  Mussolini “What is Fascism?”­ fascism.asp Nov 9 Revolution and Communism Readings: HJ 348­355 Nov 11 Cold War Reading: HJ 355­358 Nov 13 Achieving Independence Reading:  HJ 358­364 Paper Due Nov 16­23 Post Colonial Development: Green Belt Movement Video in class:  Taking Root—the Vision of Wangari Maathai Nov 25­29 Thanksgiving Break—No Class Nov 30 Globalization Reading: HJ 375­391 Paper Due Dec 2 Globalization debate Reading:  WH “Dollarization” and “Cultural Globalization is not  Americanization” 1089­1099 Dec 4 Globalization debate Dec 7 Conclusion Dec 11 Final Exam Period:  No Exam 8:00 am ­10:30 pm Final Paper Due (see assignment for details) 


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