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Unformatted text preview: University of the Pacific History 051: World History II Spring 2011 Instructor: Professor Tomomi Kinukawa Office: WPC 234 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Phone: (209) 946-2928 (Office) or (209) 946-2145(History Department) Office Hours: W: 5:30-6:30; F: 11-12; and by appointment Course Description: World history gives us a perspective on the past that goes beyond a national or regional viewpoint, that allows us to conduct spatial and temporal comparisons and examine both local and global interactions and exchanges. This course is designed around the question of how the modern world came into being. We will investigate how different parts of the world have come to be connected to each other through the global network of trade and politics and will also analyze how different cultural traditions interact with each other. Topics to be covered include: the Atlantic world, the republican revolutions and rise of nationalism, industrialization and the capitalist global market, class conflict and alternative ideologies to liberal capitalism, imperialism and decolonization, racial science, inter-state warfare and the creation of internationalist institutions, globalization, ecological crisis, and transnational feminism. Course Objectives--History: 1. To gain a significant body of knowledge in world history. 2. To use a variety of sources in historical writing, including primary sources, secondary literature, and research tools 3. To write persuasively following standards of citation and style used in the discipline of history 4. To become aware of important conceptual and historiographical issues in world history 5. To gain an appreciation for a variety of perspectives and interpretations of the past Course Objectives--General Education: 1. To develop critical reading and writing skills and to enhance your skills as researcher 2. To learn how to articulate and communicate your own perspective on controversial issues 3. To understand how an interdisciplinary approach can add to our examination of the past Format : The course is based on seminar-discussion format with lectures interspersed. Students are required to arrive at class having read the material assigned for that day and prepared to engage in thoughtful and constructive conversation that takes seriously the issues and themes presented in the readings. 1 Course Reading: Robert Tignor (et al., eds.), Worlds Together, Worlds Apart: A History of the Modern World from the Mongol Empire to the Present (New York: W.W. Norton, 2002). Available at the bookstore. All other reading materials are available in Sakai. Course Requirements: 1. Class Participation 20% 2. Midterm Examination and Final Examination: 20% and 30% 3. Research Project 30% 1. Students should be prepared to engage in discussion of the assigned readings for each class....
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