Hist 102 (SP ’11)


Hist 102: World History from 1500

Spring 2011, sections 2 and 3

Jonathan Dresner
Office: Russ Hall 406F
Office Hours: MWF 11-1; TuTh 9-11


Administrative Deadlines and Instructional Holidays are in Italics

Assignments and Tests are in Bold

Date Readings, Assignments, Administrative Dates


1/18 Classwork begins
1/19 (W) First Day of Class 1500 and All That
1/21 (F) email student information form to instructor Religious and Cultural Survey
Slides: The World in 1500
1/24 (M) Early Modern: Definition and Application
Slides: Early Modernity
1/25 Last day for full fee refund

Last day to add new classes

Last day for late online enrollment

1/26 (W) Chapter 15. Maritime Expansion in the Atlantic World, 1400–1600 Humanism and Renaissance
Resource: Renaissance Art
1/28 (F) Final day for dropping course without grade report Columbian Exchange
Resource: Columbian Exchange
1/31 (M) Chapter 16. Maritime Expansion in Afro-Eurasia, 1500–1700 Indian Ocean Trade, Ming Exploration, and Joint Stock Cos.
2/2 (W) Reformation
Slides: European Reformations
2/4 (F) Chapter 17. Religion, Politics, and the Balance of Power in Western Eurasia, 1500–1750

de Busbecq’s Turkish Letters

Document Assignment #1 Due

Ottoman, Safavid, Mughal
Slides: Islamic Gunpowder Empires
Resource: Islamic Gunpowder Empires Chart
2/7 (M) Early Modern Europe: Kennedy Thesis
Slides: Power and Wealth
2/9 (W) Snow Day
2/11 (F) Catch-up/reviewReview Assignment Due Midnight Before, by email
2/14 (M) Test #1
2/16 (W) Chapter 18. Empires, Colonies, and Peoples of the Americas, 1600–1750, Migration and social change
Slave Voyages website and map
2/18 (F) Chapter 19. The Atlantic System: Africa, the Americas, and Europe, 1550–1807 Africa and Historiography: World Systems Theory
2/21 (M) Chapter 20. Empires in Early Modern Asia, 1650–1818
President’s Day/ No Holiday
Tokugawa and Qing
2/23 (W) Chapter 21. European Science and the Foundations of Modern Imperialism, 1600–1820 Scientific Revolution
Slides: Scientific Revolution
2/25 (F) “English Bill of Rights”
Document Assignment #2 Due
Slides: Western Enlightenment
2/28 (M) Catch-up/review
Review Assignment Due

Midnight Before, by email
3/2 (W) Test #2
3/4 (F) Chapter 22. Revolutions in the West, 1750–1830 American Revolution: Interpretations
3/7 (M) French Revolution

Resource: Chronology
Slides: French Revolution Chronology

3/9 (W) “French Declaration of Rights of Man and Citizen”
Document Assignment #3 Due
Napoleon and Reactions
Slides: Napoleon
3/11 (F) Chapter 23. The Industrial Revolution and European Politics, 1780–1880, 19c Political thought cont.
Slides: 19c Political Thought
3/14 (M) catch-up/review

Review Assignment Due Midnight Before, by email

3/15 D/F Grades Due Noon
3/16 (W) Test#3
3/18 (F) Chapter 24. China, Japan, and India Confront the Modern World, 1800–1910 China: Opium and Religion

Japan: Meiji

3/21-25 Spring Break
3/28 (M) Chapter 25. State Building and Social Change in the Americas, 1830–1895
“Japan’s Meiji Constitution”

Document Assignment #4 Due

North v. South
Slides: Comparing post-Colonial Americas
3/30 (W) Chapter 26. The New Imperialism in Africa and Southeast Asia, 1830–1914 New Imperialism: Korea
Slides: Korea and New Imperialism
4/1 (F) Chapter 27. War, Revolution, and Global Uncertainty, 1905–1928 WWI: Fronts and Technologies
Slides: WWI and Technologies
4/4 (M) Summer/Fall Early Enrollment Begins WWI, part 2
4/6 (W) “Age of Anxiety” Part 1
Slides: Age of Anxiety
4/8 (F) catch-up/review

Review Assignment Due Midnight Before, by email

Final day for dropping course unless withdraw from school

4/11 (M) Test#4
4/13 (W) Chapter 28. Responses to Global Crisis, 1920–1939, Age of Anxiety, Part 2
4/15 (F) Great Depression: Origins and Responses
4/18 (M) Chapter 29. The Second World War and the Origins of the Cold War, 1939–1949

Wiesenthal, The Sunflower, book one

Passover begins at sundown

Naziism & Holocaust
Slides: Hitler, Naziism, Holocaust

4/20 (W) WWII: technologies of total war
Slides: WWII, Technology and Atrocities
4/22 (F) Chapter 30. The Cold War and Decolonization, 1949–1975, “The Cold War”
Cold War Links
4/25 (M) Decolonization and Internationalism
4/27 (W) Chapter 31. Toward a New World Order, 1975–2000

1980s Coalition & Globalization

Culture and Technology

4/29 (F) Chapter 32. Voyage into the Twenty-First Century
“Universal Declaration of Human Rights”
Document Assignment #5 Due
Faiths and Freedoms, Law and Rights
5/2 (M) catch-up/review

Review Assignment Due Midnight Before, by email

5/4 (W) Test#5
5/5 Last day to withdraw from university
5/6 (F) Catch-up/Review
5/11 Final Exams: 10am: 10-11:50 ; 1pm: 1-2:50
Final Essays Due

Grade Distribution

Professionalism 15%
Document Assignments (5) 15%
Test Review Assignments (5) 10%
Tests (5) 30%
Final Exam: Take-home Essays (2) 15%
Final Exam: In-class Test 15%

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