Syllabus - Bentley University History Department Spring 2012 [email protected] Office hours Tu Th 11:30-12:30 and by appointment Professor Bridie

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Bentley University Professor Bridie Andrews, PhD History Department Adamian G121 Spring 2012 [email protected] Office hours: Tu, Th 11:30-12:30 and by appointment HI 200 002: The Making of Our Contemporary World The Unexpected Consequences of Consumerism This 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 of a 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-solving to promote a more just future. Readings Paul Bowles: Capitalism . Pearson Longman, 2007. You will need to order this on-line. ISBN: 9780582506091 Karl 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.
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