Dr. Antonio de la Cova
Office: Sycamore Hall 039
COURSE OBJECTIVES: The second half of a two-semester survey course analyzing world history from a "global village" approach, from 1500 AD to the present. The course explores the issues of political systems, economics, culture, gender, religion, environment, conflict, and the migration of peoples, as common elements of the evolution of human society.
COURSE REQUIREMENTS: There will be Power Point lectures, video analysis, and readings that require taking notes. Students are expected to use logical arguments sustained with evidence in class discussions and to improve their reading, writing, analytical, and speaking skills.
READINGS: You are expected to read the assigned texts and other articles assigned weekly. Questions regarding the texts and articles will appear on the exams and essay quizzes. The required texts are:
Bulliet, et. al., The Earth and Its Peoples: A Global History.
3rd ed. Houghton Mifflin, 2005. ISBN 0-618-42766-X
Schlesinger, et. al., Global Passages, Vol. II, since 1500. Houghton Mifflin, 2004. ISBN 0-618-06796-5
LATIN AMERICAN STUDIES RESOURCES WEBSITE: http://www.latinamericanstudies.org/ Contains topics and data related to this course.
GRADING: Your grade will consist of a Mid-Term Exam (30%), a Final Exam (30%), two essay quizzes (15% each), and participation and attendance (10%). Missing eight or more classes will further drop you another letter grade. The exams will cover material from the readings, lectures and presentations.
(100-92=A), (91.9-90=A-), (89.9-88=B+), (87.9-82=B), (81.9-80= B-), (79.9-78=C+), (77.9-72=C), (71.9-70=C-), (69.9-68=D+), (67.9-62=D), (61.9-60=D-), (Below 59.9= F).
MAKE-UP EXAMS: It will only be given if you have a valid physician's excuse or a verified family emergency. Makeups are different and considerably more difficult than the regularly scheduled test.
MISCONDUCT: Plagiarism and cheating will be dealt with according to the student code of conduct.
Please contact me the first week of classes if you have special learning
CLASSES LECTURE TOPICS ASSIGNED READINGS Jan. 10-12 Overview of the course Exam & study guides Transformations in Europe Bulliet, 445-65; Schlesinger, 1-15.Jan. 17-19 Monarchies in England and France Bulliet, 466-83; Schlesinger, 16-31.
Trade Empires in the Indian Ocean 1600-1729
Bulliet, 544-64; Schlesinger, 73-86.
Feb. 2 The Russian Empire Bulliet, 565-81; Schlesinger, 87-103.
Prelude to Revolution: the 18th century crisis
Bulliet, 582-607; Schlesinger, 104-20.
Causes of the Industrial Revolution Bulliet, 608-31; Schlesinger, 121-37.
Latin American independence
Bulliet, 632-49; Schlesinger, 138-50.
The Abolition of slavery Bulliet, 650-62; Schlesinger, 151-66.
The New British Empire
Bulliet, 663-89; Schlesinger, 167-80.
Land Empires 1800-1870 Bulliet, 690-704; Schlesinger, 181-97.
Feb. 28 Russia and Asia Bulliet, 705-18; Schlesinger, 197-215.
March 2 Mid-term Exam
Global diversity and dominance
Bulliet, 719-35; Schlesinger, 215-31.
The Unification of Italy Bulliet, 736-47; Schlesinger, 232-46.
March 11-19 Spring Recess
The New Imperialism 1869-1914
Bulliet, 748-66; Schlesinger, 247-62.
Environment and Technology Bulliet, 767-83; Schlesinger, 263-79.
The Russian Revolution
Bulliet, 784-803; Schlesinger, 279-93.
The Rise of Fascism Bulliet, 804-18; Schlesinger, 294-309.
The Second World War
Bulliet, 819-30; Schlesinger, 309-24.
Independence movements in Africa and India Bulliet, 831-56; Schlesinger, 325-40.
April 11-13 Cold War and decolonization 1945-1975 Bulliet, 857-78; Schlesinger, 340-57.
The Third World Bulliet, 879-86; Schlesinger, 357-74.
Asian Economic Expansion
Bulliet, 887-902; Schlesinger, 374-90.
The Industrialized naqtions Bulliet, 903-17; Schlesinger, 390-404.
Globalization at the turn of the Millenium
Bulliet, 918-31; Schlesinger, 405-23.
Militant Islam Bulliet, 932-45; Schlesinger, 423-42.
Final Exam (Day & time to be announced)
Final Exam (Day & time to be announced)
The preceeding schedule and procedures in this course are subject to change in the event of extenuating circumstances.