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Fall 2014-2015
* HIS 201 (HA)   Graded A-F, P/D/F, Audit

A History of the World since 1300

Jeremy I. Adelman

An introduction to the history of the modern world, this course traces the global processes that connected regions with each other from the time of Genghis Khan to the present. The major themes of the course include the environmental impact of human development, the role of wars and empires in shaping world power, and the transformations of global trade, finance, and migration.

Sample reading list:
Tignor and Adelman, Worlds Together, Worlds Apart
Reading packet of primary sources

Reading/Writing assignments:
Approximately 100 pages of reading per week of primary and secondary works. Students will work collaboratively on three "historical cases" in world history based on lectures, readings, weekly forum discussions with the professor, and interactive communications with students elsewhere in the world; they will present group projects every four weeks.

Requirements/Grading:
Take Home Final Exam - 25%
Papers - 40%
Class/Precept Participation - 30%
Other (See Instructor) - 5%

Prerequisites and Restrictions:
P/D/F option is not available for History concentrators..

Other information:
Students will be required to view recorded materials in advance of their weekly class meetings. One scheduled weekly lecture time will consist of live forum discussions with Professor Adelman. The scheduled weekly precept will be used to work on case studies. Students will be required to attend all forum discussions and precepts. OTHER: Map test 5% of grade.

Schedule/Classroom assignment:

Class numberSectionTimeDaysRoomEnrollmentStatus
21041 L01 10:00 am - 10:50 am W   Architecture Building   N101   Enrolled:49 Limit:80
21042 P01 1:30 pm - 2:20 pm T   McCosh Hall   B22   Enrolled:11 Limit:12
21043 P02 2:30 pm - 3:20 pm T   McCosh Hall   B22   Enrolled:11 Limit:12
21044 P03 11:00 am - 11:50 am W   McCormick Hall   362   Enrolled:8 Limit:12
24088 P03A 11:00 am - 11:50 am W   Jones Hall   113   Enrolled:10 Limit:12
23301 P04 9:00 am - 9:50 am Th        Enrolled:0 Limit:0 Canceled
23302 P05 10:00 am - 10:50 am Th        Enrolled:0 Limit:0 Canceled
24089 P06 1:30 pm - 2:20 pm W   McCosh Hall   26   Enrolled:9 Limit:12
24087 P99 TBA        Enrolled:0 Limit:0 Canceled