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Course DescriptionThis course is designed to be a survey of the historical foundations of contemporary societies: global dissemination of scientific, technological and industrial revolutions; the spread of world religions, democracy and internationalism; accommodation and resistance to Western hegemony; globalization as a historical force.

booksThree books are required: The Textbook, the Reader and either Things Fall Apart or The Underdogs.

(1) The Textbook:
Robert Tignor, et al.
Worlds Together, Worlds Apart: from 1000 CE to the Present.
Third edition, vol. 2.
New York: W. W. Norton, 2010.
ISBN 978-0-393-93494-6.

Version note: Make sure to get the third edition—there are significant differences from previous editions.
The textbook is available from the St. John's Bookstore.
Lower-priced electronic versions are available from the publisher, either as a downloadable or to be read online.
Available from online booksellers (see Amazon link below). Make sure to allow time for delivery.

(2) The Reader:
Kenneth Pomeranz, et al.
Worlds Together, Worlds Apart: A Companion Reader, vol. 2.
New York: W.W. Norton, 2011.
ISBN 978-0-393-91161-9.

Available from the St. John's Bookstore.
Available from online booksellers (see Amazon link below). Make sure to allow time for delivery.

(3) One of these very short novels:

Chinua Achebe.
Things Fall Apart.
Various editions:
Anchor: 978-0-385-47454-2.
Houghton: 978-0-395-77559-2.
Mariano Azuela.
The Underdogs: A Novel for the Mexican Revolution.
Various editions:
Penguin: 978-0-143-10527-5.
Modern: 978-0-375-75942-0.
Spanish: 978-0-140-26621-4.
Available from the St. John's Bookstore.
Available from online booksellers (see Amazon link below). Make sure to allow time for delivery.

Section 188
Tuesdays and Fridays, 12:15 – 1:40 p.m.
Room SUL B3

Section 197
Tuesdays and Fridays, 3:25 – 4:50 p.m.
Room DAC 407

Office Hours
History Department
St. John Hall, Room 244G
Tuesdays and Fridays, 2:00 – 3:00 p.m.

course documents

Syllabus - Section 188 (76063) PDF HTML
Syllabus - Section 197 (76055) PDF HTML
Schedule PDF HTML
Examining Primary Sources PDF HTML
Paper Requirements PDF HTML
– Articles (Azuela)   HTML
– Articles (Achebe)   HTML
Citations PDF HTML

handouts

Timelines Handout PDF  
Midterm Review PDF HTML
Links to Online Review   HTML
Extra Credit Essay PDF HTML
Final Exam Review PDF HTML

slides

Meeting 1   HTML
Meeting 2   HTML
Meeting 3   HTML
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