HIST.1080: World History 2 - Strobel

Instructor

Christoph Strobel‚Äč
Office Hours: M/W 12-2 (Dugan 106D)
Telephone: (978) 934-4263

Email: Christoph_Strobel@uml.edu

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Portuguese trading animals in Japan; detail of Nanban panel (1570-1616)

Portuguese trading animals in Japan; detail of Nanban panel (1570-1616)

HIST.1080: World History 2

This course will introduce you to the study of world history, its relevance for living in the present, and the challenge to think critically about the emergence and subsequent development of the modern world since 1500. Participants in this course will examine experiences that transcend societal and cultural regions, focus on processes of cross-cultural interaction, and investigate patterns that influenced historical development and continue to impact societies on a global scale.

Course Goals

  • Know how historians learn about and analyze historical events and processes
  • Become familiar with major events and trends in world history
  • Be able to synthesize materials from readings, lectures, and discussions
  • Gain a better understanding about Diversity and Cultural Awareness. This course
    • Will aid in creating an understanding of the commonality and diversity among peoples and cultures of the world
    • Will help students to ask complex questions about other cultures and diverse groups, and seek out and articulate answers to questions that reflect an awareness of diverse cultural and social group perspectives
  • Improve their critical thinking and analytical skills, including the ability to
    • Apply critical thinking and problem solving skills to explain historical trends and events by examining both primary and secondary sources
    • Apply critical thinking and problem solving skills by critically examining issues, applying knowledge and theory, investigating, analyzing, developing communicating, and supporting arguments
    • Use evidence and data, and come independently to conclusions
    • Create new or re-examine established ideas, positions, experiments, arguments, theories, and or hypothesis
    • Compare trends across chronological periods and geographical areas