World Civilization II
(Since 1715)
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  Topics included on Final,
not Tests
  Groups A1-A4
  Group A5

 

September: State Development in the Age of Capitalism

Date

Lecture Readings/Topic
Discussion Group Readings/Topic
Thurs.
Sept. 2
  Introduction...
Mon.
Sept. 6
***NO CLASS - LABOR DAY***
***NO CLASS - LABOR DAY***
Wed.
Sept. 8
Chapter 18 - Absolutism and Limited Power in the Age of Capitalism  
Thurs.
Sept. 9
  Chapter 19: Scientific Revolution (pp. 516-523)
AND The Trial of Galileo: Condemnation and Response (p. 521 AND web version) & What is Enlightenment?
Mon.
Sept. 13
Chapter 19 - Enlightenment (pp. 523-547) Chapter 19: Scientific Revolution (pp. 516-523)
AND The Trial of Galileo: Condemnation and Response (p. 521 AND web version) & What is Enlightenment?
Wed.
Sept. 15
Chapter 20 - Africa, 1650-1815 (pp. 548-560)  
Thurs.
Sept. 16
  A Slave's Memoir (p. 555 AND web version of Chapter 2) & Greater Learning for Women (p. 576 AND web version)
Mon.
Sept. 20
Chapter 20 - Asia, 1650-1815 (pp. 560-583) A Slave's Memoir (p. 555 AND web version of Chapter 2) & Greater Learning for Women (p. 576 AND web version)
Wed.
Sept. 22
Chapter 21 - The Americas, 1650-1815: From European Dominance to Independence  
Thurs.
Sept. 23
  Letter from Abigail Adams (p. 598 AND web version) & The Monroe Doctrine
Mon.
Sept. 27
Chapter 22 - The Birth of the Modern Age: The French Revolution (pp. 608-629) Test 1 - including Map of Europe
Wed.
Sept. 29
Chapter 22/24 - Industrial Revolutions (pp. 629-633 & pp. 674-682)  
Thurs.
Sept. 30
  Test 1 - including Map of Europe

 

October: The Century of Western Dominance

Date
Lecture Readings/Topic
Discussion Group Readings/Topic
Mon.
Oct. 4
Chapter 23 - State Development in the West, 1815-1871 Industrialization and Children (p. 671 AND web version) & The Salt Mines of Wieliczka
Wed.
Oct. 6
Chapter 24 - The Triumph of the Middle Classes (pp. 666-674/683-691)  
Thurs.
Oct. 7
  Industrialization and Children (p. 671 AND web version) & The Salt Mines of Wieliczka
Mon.
Oct. 11
Chapter 25 - Africa, 1800-1914 (pp. 692-708) Kaiser William II's Naval Ambitions (p. 760 AND web version) & Why Britain Acquired Egypt in 1882
Wed.
Oct. 13
Chapter 25 - The Middle East, 1800-1914 (pp. 708-725)  
Thurs.
Oct. 14
  Kaiser William II's Naval Ambitions (p. 760 AND web version) & Why Britain Acquired Egypt in 1882
Mon.
Oct. 18
Chapter 26 - Asia, 1800-1914 Test 2 - including Maps of Latin America
Wed.
Oct. 20
Chapter 27 - Western Politics and Diplomatic Failure: 1871-1914  
Thurs.
Oct. 21
  Test 2 - including Maps of Latin America
M/W/Th
Oct. 25-28
***NO CLASS***
***NO CLASS***

 

November: The End of the European Order

Date
Lecture Readings/Topic
Discussion Group Readings/Topic
Mon.
Nov. 1
Chapter 28 - Winning the War (pp. 776-794) The Zimmermann Telegram & The Treaty of Versailles
Wed.
Nov. 3
Chapter 28 - Losing the Peace (pp. 794-813)  
Thurs.
Nov. 4
  The Zimmermann Telegram & The Treaty of Versailles
Mon.
Nov. 8
Chapter 29 - Authoritarian Alternatives: Russia (pp. 814-828) Stalin and State Terror (p. 826 AND Stalin's Purges) & What is Fascism
Wed.
Nov. 10
Chapter 29 - Authoritarian Alternatives: Italy and Germany (pp. 828-843)  
Thurs.
Nov. 11
  Stalin and State Terror (p. 826 AND Stalin's Purges) & What is Fascism
Mon.
Nov. 15
Chapter 30 - Emerging National Movements in Asia, 1920s and 1950s (pp. 845-858) Memorandum of the General Syrian Congress (p. 861), Anglo-French Joint Statement of Aims in Syria and Mesopotamia & Resolution on Imperialism and Colonialism
Wed.
Nov. 17
Chapter 30 - Emerging National Movements in Africa, 1920s and 1950s (pp. 858-879)  
Thurs.
Nov. 18
  Test 3 - including Maps of Asia & Oceania
Mon.
Nov. 22
Chapter 31 - Democratic Weakness (pp. 880-893) Test 3 - including Maps of Asia & Oceania
Wed.
Nov. 24
Chapter 31 - World War II (pp. 893-907)  
Thurs.
Nov. 25
 
***NO CLASS - HAPPY THANKSGIVING***

 

 

December: The Perils and Prospects of Globalization

Date
Lecture Readings/Topic
Discussion Group Readings/Topic
Mon.
Nov. 29
Chapter 32 - The Cold War and Decolonization: 1945-1991 The Truman Doctrine (p. 917 AND web version) & Declaration on Granting Independence to Colonial Countries and Peoples
Wed.
Dec. 1
Chapter 33 - The Global Economy, the United States and Europe Since 1945  
Thurs.
Dec. 2
  The Truman Doctrine (p. 917 AND web version) & Declaration on Granting Independence to Colonial Countries and Peoples
Mon.
Dec. 6
Chapter 34 - The Middle East and Africa Since 1945 (pp. 968-992) I Speak of Freedom, Mao on Communism in China (p. 1008) & Quotations from Chairman Mao Tse-Tung
Wed.
Dec. 8
Chapter 34 - Latin America Since 1945 (pp. 992-1003)  
Thurs.
Dec. 9
  Test 4 - including Map of Africa
Mon.
Dec. 13
Chapter 35 - Asia Since 1945: Political, Economic, and Social Revolutions Test 4 - including Map of Africa
Wed.
Dec. 15
Review...  
Tues.
Dec. 21
***FINAL EXAMINATION***
5:00-7:00pm in Doudna 103
 

 

 

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