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HIST 105X - D. Bouquet - Fall 11 Syllabus

HIST 105X - D. Bouquet - Fall 11 Syllabus - D Bouquet HIST...

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D. Bouquet HIST 105-X: Survey of Global History Fall 11 1 Contact Information Dorothée Bouquet Office: REC 409 Office Hours: 4.15 – 6pm T E-mail: [email protected] Be sure to use your own Purdue email address ([email protected]) to avoid spam filter issues. Class: Location: University Hall (UNIV) 103 Days: Tuesdays 6-9pm Required Text: Strayer, Robert W. Ways of the World: A Brief Global History/ Volume 2: Since 1500. Bedford/ St. Martin's, 2009. ISBN: 978-0-312-38749-5 One copy will be shelved in the Undergraduate Library (on Reserve) Other primary documents will be available on Blackboard. Course Description: The purpose of this class is to analyze historically the development of the world from the Late Middle Ages (14th century) to the Post-Cold War era (21st century). We are going to be “identify[ing] similarities and differences in the experience of the world’s peoples” (Strayer, xxxiv) by focusing on: - the emergence of nation-states, - the development of modern knowledge and ideologies, - and the evolution of mores in the diverse communities throughout these six centuries. We do this in order to provide you both the opportunity to increase and enhance your own knowledge of history and to allow you to grow intellectually. By regarding the modern past, you will gain further insights into how it has affected the development and the workings of your contemporary world. Course Objectives and Requirements: During the main lectures in this class, you will hear a narrative that outlines the sweep of nonwestern civilization from the fourteenth through the twenty-first centuries. Outside of class, you will read assigned chapters from the textbook, as well as a variety of primary sources posted on Blackboard. You, the student, will be responsible for the following tasks: I. Daily attendance and participation . Participation includes engaging with various in-class activities, which might include brief writing assignments and speaking up. Moreover, I will frequently give unannounced in-class quizzes which will count for 20% of your final grade. My attendance policy is as follows: I will not be taking attendance. However, be aware that a class size of 48 students allows me to easily notice students’ repeated absences. So, although there will no attendance taken, the results of the unannounced pop-quizzes and the quality of your exams will reflect the regularity of your attendance on their own. Plus, there will be no quiz make-ups unless you present legitimate excuse. There will be one scheduled make-up session for the mid-term exam for students with legitimate excuses (supported by official documents such as a doctor note, a company invitation for a job interview, a funeral notice, an athletic schedule signed by a trainer, etc). Other exams on the same day
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D. Bouquet HIST 105-X: Survey of Global History Fall 11 2 (excepting the final), do not constitute a legitimate excuse. There will be an alternative exam period offered during finals week. If you miss class, you are responsible for getting any notes and assignments. You may see your
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