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History of World Civilizations: The Modern Era (CRN # 40335) Dr. Pamela Edwards, Contact: pedwards@shepherd.edu HIS 103-04, 9:35-10:50 a.m., Spring 2008, WH 306, Shepherd University World History from 1750 to the present provides an overview of developments in human civilizations from the late 18 th century through the beginning of the 21 st century. During this period of history, the diverse regions and peoples of the globe became increasingly linked together in terms of trade, communication, and cultural interaction. We will explore this increasing interaction and consider its results in terms of economic, political, social, and cultural change. Students should expect to explore 18 th century revolutions, 19 th century imperialism and the parallel expansion of industrialization and the global warfare, social transformation, environmental change and new world views that they produced. Textbooks: Jerry H. Bentley and Herbert F. Ziegler, Traditions & Encounters: A Global Perspective on the Past Volume C: From 1750 to the Present 3 rd Edition (McGraw Hill, 2006). Peter N. Stearns, et. al., Documents in World History Volume 2 The Modern Centuries From 1500 to the Present (Pearson Longman, 2006). Geraldine Brooks, Nine Parts of Desire: The Hidden World of Islamic Women (Anchor Books, 1995). Nega Mezlekia, Notes from the Hyenas Belly: An Ethiopian Boyhood (Picador, 2000). Students will need a working university computer account to access email and webct. Please check with Shepherd University IT Services if you do not already have access. Additional readings may be assigned at the instructor’s discretion. I. Class Participation: 20% Class participation will be linked to attendance, in-class group work, in-class discussions, in-class demonstration of reading knowledge, total submissions, timely completion of assignments, etc. Students are expected to attend class. Attendance
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