History of World Civilizations:
The Modern Era (CRN # 40335)
Dr. Pamela Edwards, Contact: firstname.lastname@example.org
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
century through the beginning of the 21
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
Students should expect to explore 18
century revolutions, 19
century imperialism and
the parallel expansion of industrialization and the global warfare, social transformation,
environmental change and new world views that they produced.
Jerry H. Bentley and Herbert F. Ziegler, Traditions & Encounters:
A Global Perspective on the
Past Volume C:
From 1750 to the Present
(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
Nega Mezlekia, Notes from the Hyenas Belly:
An Ethiopian Boyhood
Students will need a working university computer account to access email and webct.
check with Shepherd University IT Services if you do not already have access.
Additional readings may be assigned at the instructor’s discretion.
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.