History 2 Syllabus 2008

History 2 Syllabus 2008 - Marquette University Department...

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Marquette University Department of History Spring 2008 History 002 Western Civilization Dr. David McDaniel Office: Coughlin Hall 325 Office Hours: MW 12:00-1:00 Phone: 288-7766 Email:  david.mcdaniel@mu.edu Course Description:  In this course we will examine the events and issues in Western  Civilization from the 16 th  Century to the end of the Cold War. Our goals will be to acquire  an historical literacy for Europe since 1500; to understand the manner in which the  European past has shaped our contemporary world; to develop the art of reading and  analyzing historical texts; and to convey knowledge through examinations, writing and  discussion.   Lectures   will   emphasize   principle   characters,   events   and   trends,   while  discussion sections (held by my teaching assistants during the semester) will, among  other things, focus on an analysis of relevant primary documents. Course Objectives:  Beyond developing a working knowledge of the history of Western  Civilization, you will be asked to think critically about what you study—not simply to  memorize what happened but to judge for yourself WHY things happened when they did 
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