MAKING OF THE MODERN WORLD VI
SPRING QUARTER 2010
Prof. Edmond Chang
MMW Office, #211
Office Hours: Wed 3-5 pm
THE TWENTIETH CENTURY AND BEYOND:
INTEGRATION AND DISINTEGRATION IN A GLOBAL SYSTEM
Required Course Texts:
Jeremy Bentley, et al.,
The Heritage of World Civilizations, vol 2
, seventh edition.
Waiting for Godot
; Erich Fromm,
The Art of Loving
; Elie Wiesel,
MMW4-6: Writing and Research Workbook
(also available online)
Course Reader (University Readers)
Order by phone: 800-200-3908 or order online:
All books are available for purchase at the UCSD bookstore.
A copy of the Course Reader will
be held on reserve at the library.
Two midterm examinations (20 %)
Final examination (35 %)
Writing Assignments (35 % combined)
Section attendance and participation (10 %)
To pass the course, you must satisfy all course requirements; i.e., you must take all exams, turn in
all writing assignments to section instructor and
, and attend all section
You are expected to complete assigned readings for the day of lecture; furthermore,
you need to be prepared in section to discuss issues related to the week‟s readings and lectures.
There will be
midterm exams in this course.
They will be designed to gauge your
grasp of the readings and lectures.
Each will consist of a variety of objective questions,
so if you attend lectures consistently, read
reflect on the reading material, you can
expect to do quite well on these assessments.
The final exam will include an essay
section cumulative in scope, along with objective questions. (Make-up exams will only
be granted with a valid, documented reason for absence.
They may include different
content and be given in a different form, e.g. as an oral exam.)
The true gem of any MMW course, I believe, is in the readings that instructors assign.
Not only will you get more out of the lectures and discussions if you complete the
readings by the dates indicated, but you will also assure yourself of a more meaningful
and personal engagement with the diverse human experiences covered in the course.
Thus, it is pivotal that you complete all reading assignments in a timely manner.