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Fall 2017-2018
* HIS 201 (HA)   Graded A-F, P/D/F, Audit

A History of the World

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 "historical case studies" 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 week online.

Requirements/Grading:
Mid Term Exam - 15%
Final Exam - 20%
Design Project - 30%
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 two lectures online per week. There will also be one live town hall forum per week with Prof. Adelman, and one precept per week.

Schedule/Classroom assignment:

Class numberSectionTimeDaysRoomEnrollmentStatus
20559 L01 11:00 am - 11:50 am W   Green Hall   1-C-4C   Enrolled:40 Limit:50
23723 P01 10:00 am - 10:50 am W   Green Hall   1-C-4C   Enrolled:12 Limit:13
23724 P02 9:00 am - 9:50 am T   Green Hall   1-C-4C   Enrolled:12 Limit:13
23725 P03 10:00 am - 10:50 am T   Green Hall   1-C-4C   Enrolled:13 Limit:13 Closed
22649 P99 TBA        Enrolled:3 Limit:40