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Introduction Lecture - World History

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Introduction Lecture - World History HIST 1011

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Estefania Notetaker

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World History, 1500-Present
Professor Dane Kennedy

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Introduction to course and main driving questions and ideas for the semester.
World History, 1500-Present
Professor Dane Kennedy
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This 2 page One Day of Notes was uploaded by Estefania Notetaker on Thursday January 29, 2015. The One Day of Notes belongs to HIST 1011 at George Washington University taught by Professor Dane Kennedy in Spring2015. Since its upload, it has received 381 views. For similar materials see World History, 1500-Present in History at George Washington University.


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Date Created: 01/29/15
World History Introduction Lecture Course Themes Capitalism modernization change Grading Criteria Explained Two paper 0 Discuss theme with first two books 0 Discuss theme with second two books Midterm o IDS 0 Essay Questions Final 0 IDS 0 Essay Question Class participation Library of Congress Exhibit and write paper Office hours T 23 amp R 1112 Driving questions for the semester How do we make sense of such huge topic 0 All peoples around the world over the course of 500 years How do we decide what is important 0 The process of selection is central to history as a field of knowledge We can t learn everything about the past 0 We try to identity trends and patterns that might bring about relevance for the future Significance 0 Analyzing current predicament by looking at our past predicaments Important Disclaimer There is no absolute answers or certain point of view 0 Historians disagree with one another I Questions change and so do their answers The relevance of issues and challenges change with our context 0n History Chronology It helps shape interpretation 1500 Present Period of Globalization 0 1500 Start of globalization I Key starting point Main agents of globalization 0 Some say people who live in Western Europe I Driven by a number of reasons I Story arch rise and fall of European dominance around the world 0 Other interpretation Clash of civilizations Organizationalchallenges o Telling stories of peoples all over the world that makes them meaningful on their own and to the larger scheme 0 Two ways I Comparison I Contact 0 In class 9 Thematic emphasis Useful to interrogate terms such as 0 Civilization Culture Empire Religion Race Class Ethnicity Why We know what they mean to us but not really share understanding of them OOOOOOO


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