Bentley UniversityProfessor Bridie Andrews, PhDHistory DepartmentAdamian G121Spring 2012[email protected]Office hours: Tu, Th 11:30-12:30 and by appointmentHI 200 002: The Making of Our Contemporary WorldThe Unexpected Consequences of ConsumerismThis course meets the History Department Goals and Objectives by:Familiarizing you with major political, social, and economic developments in recent world history.Developing communication skills through at least two in-class presentations (group presentation on a chapter of Bowles, Capitalism, individual presentation on the history ofa consumer object).Encouraging you to think critically and analytically about the history of global consumerism through classwork and discussion.Develop the ability to write a research paper using primary and secondary documents, synthesizing them into an original position paper.Attempting an understanding of our responsibility for social and ethical problems generated by the structure of the world market, and encouraging creative problem-solvingto promote a more just future.ReadingsPaul Bowles: Capitalism. Pearson Longman, 2007. You will need to order this on-line. ISBN: 9780582506091Karl Marx and Friedrich Engels, The Communist Manifesto. Available in full-text form on-line at Lang, Twentieth Century History For Dummies. Published by Wiley, 2008. ISBN: 978-0470510155. Also available as a kindle e-book.