I’m posting a web version of the PowerPoint slides I’ve used for the whole semester (up through World War II). Many of them are only images, but they might also be memory-joggers.
core 2.2 – summer 2010
The exam will cover up through what we discuss in class on Tuesday, which should be the introduction of the Cold War. You’re responsible for all assigned readings, including the textbook and one primary source per class, and all class discussion.
Here is the midterm review sheet I handed out on Tuesday:
The exam will cover up through the French Revolution and Napoleon at the most. If we don’t get all the way through to Napoleon by Thursday, the exam will cover as far as we get by Thursday.
Here’s the timeline slide I printed up and handed out showing figures from the Scientific Revolution and Enlightenment:
Here’s a handout from today (as a PDF).
Two books are required for CORE 2.2: (1) The Textbook, and (2) The Reader.
(1) The Textbook:
Jackson J. Spielvogel
Western Civilization: A Brief History
Volume II, 5th Edition (or later—may say 7th Edition)
Wadsworth: Cengage: 2011
- PLEASE NOTE THE EDITION: I am using the latest edition of this book, which differs substantially in organization from earlier editions (4th Edition and before). Make sure the cover looks like the one pictured here. If you get an earlier edition, you will have difficulty following the assignments.
- Available from Brooklyn College Bookstore, either in person or via their website: http://whywaitforbooks.com
- Available for slightly less from Amazon and other online retailers, but make sure you get the right edition (see below). Use the ISBN above to search for this volume and edition
- You can rent the textbook online for the semester for about half price. For more info, go to http://cengage.com/wadsworth and search for this book by ISBN (9780495571490, without the hyphens)
(2) The Reader:
Brooklyn College Dept. of History
The Shaping of the Modern World
Pearson Custom Publishing: 2007
- Available at the Brooklyn College Bookstore (in person)
- Some are available used online.
- You can get an e-book version of this book at half price. To purchase an access code, go to http://www.pearsoncustom.com/ny/bc_history_smw/