45+Week+1+Lecture+1 - Introduction

45+Week+1+Lecture+1 - Introduction - IAS 45 Survey of World...

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IAS 45 Survey of World  History Week 1: Introduction Instructor: Joseph W.H. Lough Phone: 510.219.6569 • email:  [email protected] Office Hours: Tues. 1-5 125 Stephens Hall GSIs: Rachel Brahinsky [email protected] Patrick Hazelton [email protected] Johntell Washington [email protected]
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Overview Introductions The Syllabus Survey of World History the value of history and the value of public life res publica  and the public sphere five basic lessons of world history preview of weeks two through four
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Introductions University of Chicago Modern European History Specializations Critical Social Theory Contemporary Religious Formations in Mature  Capitalist Social Formations Aristotelian Political Theory Weber and the Persistence of Religion:  Capitalism, Social Theory, and the Sublime   (NY: Routledge, 2006)
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The Syllabus This is a paperless course The syllabus will change during the  semester Do not book your tickets home during  exam week An alternative mid-term and final exam is  not being offered Do not miss lecture or sections Attendance will be taken by your GSIs
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Survey of World History What we are doing here is insane What we are doing here is necessary History as an academic discipline where is the value-added? what is the take-home? how do you measure productivity? how do you measure success?
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Survey of World History History as a public obligation only since the early 20 th  century only since the end of World War Two citizenship or propaganda? the West and the rest civilizing the natives spreading democracy defeating tyranny
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Survey of World History History as a public obligation education: a precondition of citizenship  (Aristotle) the citizens of Athens had put a good man  (Socrates) to death how do we prevent citizens from putting good men  to death? limit citizenship to those who are healthy, wealthy, and  wise (Aristotle) continue to grant citizenship to sick, poor, and  uneducated, but place ultimate control in the hands of  enlightened despots (Plato)
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