SyllabusRevisedMmw4s2111 - Making of the Modern World 4 New...

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1 Making of the Modern World 4 New Ideas and Cultural Contacts, 1200-1750 University of California San Diego, Eleanor Roosevelt College Summer Session II 2011, Mondays and Wednesdays, 11-2 (section meets from 2-3) Center Hall 222 Professor: Matthew T. Herbst, Faculty Director, MMW Program Office Hours: Thursday, 11:30-2:30 Office Location: MMW Office, Room 209 (ERC Admin Building) Email: [email protected] Phone: 858-822-4859 MMW4 Website: Graduate Teaching Assistant: Amanda Bevers Course Description MMW 4 provides a framework for understanding significant developments and changes in world history from 1200 to 1750. This is a period of tremendous transition with increased interaction between cultures and continents through trade, exploration, conquest, and missionary activity. It is an era of critical modification and innovation in political and philosophical ideas, technological advancement, and religious belief. MMW 4 examines a broad selection of civilizations and cultures and encounters their growing ties and tensions as the course moves from the medieval into the early modern period. We will study the expansion of inter-continental networks that integrated the Americas into the existing Afro- Eurasian system, creating a global network which systematically moved products, ideas, technologies, peoples, and even diseases across cultural and oceanic divides. MMW 4 looks at the emergence of Western influence on the world stage and indigenous responses to that influence. The course concludes with a consideration of scientific inquiry and religious belief and the tension therein, a tension that continues to have a profound impact on our world today. Required Reading Jerry Bentley and Herbert F. Ziegler. Traditions and Encounters , MMW Combined Edition, 5th Ed. New York: McGraw-Hill, 2011. ISBN: 978-0-07-755922-9. Kevin Reilly. Worlds of History. A Comparative Reader. (Custom Edition for MMW 4). New York: Bedford/St. Martin's, 2010. John E. Wills, Jr. The World from 1450 to 1700 . New York: Oxford UP, 2009. A Writing Guide, options: Ann Raimes. Pocket Keys for Writers, 3rd ed. New York: Wadsworth/ Cengage Learning, 2010); or Andrea Lunsford. Easy Writer, 4th Ed. Boston: Bedford/St. Martin’s, 2010. Other Readings Provided Electronically. Grading Plan Assessments & Final Exam: 10%, 10%, 35% Section: 10% Writing Assignments: 35% (Prospectus and Final Paper) To pass this course, you must satisfy all course requirements; i.e. you must take all exams and turn in all writing assignments to your TA and to Your instructors expect you to complete assigned readings for the day of lecture and section.
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2 The Pass/No Pass grading option is NOT permissible for MMW courses; all students must take the course for a letter grade. Writing Assignment Caveat:
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