HIST 215
Modern World History
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MWF 1:45 PM — 2:50 PM

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Schedule of Lectures and Reading


  I     II     III     IV     V     VI     VII     VIII     IX     X     XI     XII     XIII     XIV     Final Exam  

Week I
Fernández-Armesto, The World: A History. Chapters 13 & 14: The World the Mongols Made & The Revenge of Nature
Get started with these. Next week we'll be discussing the Empires of the Mongols in some detail.
Week II
Week III
Fernández-Armesto, The World: A History. Chapter 15: Expanding Worlds
Week IV
Fernández-Armesto, The World: A History. Chapter 16: Imperial Arenas
Week V
Fernández-Armesto, The World: A History. Chapter 17: The Ecological Revolution
Week VI
Fernández-Armesto, The World: A History. Chapter 18: Mental Revolutions
Week VII
Fernández-Armesto, The World: A History. Chapter 19: States and Societies
Week VIII
Fernández-Armesto, The World: A History. Chapter 20: Driven by Growth
Week IX
Fernández-Armesto, The World: A History. Chapter 21: The Age of Global Interaction
Week X
Fernández-Armesto, The World: A History. Chapter 22: The Exchange of Enlightenment
Read the chapter on the Enlightenment with special care, the ideas thought to characterize this era are profoundly influential to this day. Moreover, those ideas will figure prominently in the final weeks of this course.
Week XI
Fernández-Armesto, The World: A History. Chapter 23 & 24: The Energy Revolutions and The Social Mold
Week XII
Fernández-Armesto, The World: A History. Chapter 25: Western Dominance
Week XIII
Fernández-Armesto, The World: A History. Chapter 26: The Changing State
Week XIV
Fernández-Armesto, The World: A History. Chapter 27 & 28: The Twentieth-Century Mind and World Order and Disorder
Finals Week
FINAL EXAM:
Tuesday, December 11, 1:00 — 2:50 PM

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