HIST.1080: World History 2 - Strobel

Course Schedule

Class readings can be found under course materials page

Week Topics Readings Exams
1 Why World History/ The World in 1400 World in 100 Objects: 64  
2 The World in 1400 Zheng He, Ibn Battuta; World in 100 Objects: 73, 78  
3 The Paradox of the Rising West/ The Columbian Exchange Part I: European Empire and Overseas Expansion Sahgun, Diaz, World in 100 Objects: 75'  
4 The Columbian Exchange Part II: The Rise of Capitalism and the Trans-Atlantic Slave Trade Barbot, Equianono ; World in 100 Objects: 72; 77; 80  

5

The Columbian Exchange Part II and III: Slavery and Recreating Cultures World in 100 Objects: 84 Exam 1 (2/17)
6 Columbian Exchange/ Early Modern Empires Docs on Akbar and Peter; World in 100 Objects: 71  
7 Early Modern Empires World in 100 Objects: 82, 90  
8 The Age of Revolutions: The Industrial Revolution Smith, Marx and Engels; Sadler Report  
9 Spring Break  
10 The Age of Revolutions: Nationalism/ The Age of Imperialism World in 100 Objects: 93  

11

The Age of Imperialism Dutt, Orwell (22.1); World in 100 Objects: 92, 94

Exam 2 (3/31)

12 Totalitarianism and Mass Killings Hitler; World in 100 Objects: 96  
13 Holocaust/ National Liberations  
14 The Cold War in Global Perspective X and Novikov; World in 100 Objects: 98  
15 Globalization or Neo-Colonialsim: The World Since 1945 Docs on globalization; World in 100 Objects: 99,100  
TBA Final Exam