History 4: History of Modern Civilization

Schedule of lecture topics, assignments and exams (Fall 2015)

 

Week

Date

Topic

Readings

1

8/24

Introduction to the 15th Century World

Pp. xii-xix; 508-511

2

8/31

European Voyages of Discovery

Friday: Last Day to Add Classes 

Ch. 17, pp. 546-562

3

9/7

Monday: Labor Day - No Class

Iberian Conquest of the Americas

Ch. 17, pp. 562-579

4

9/14

Africa in the Age of the Transatlantic Slave Trade Ch. 18

5

9/21

Introduction to Islam                

Ch. 15, pp. 488-493

6

9/28

South Asia and the Mughal Empire

European Indian Ocean Trade Empires

Wednesday/Thursday: Midterm Exam #1 due

Ch. 19, pp. 612-632

7

10/5

Ottoman and Safavid Empires

Ch. 19, pp. 632-645

8

10/12

Religious Reform in Europe

Wednesday/Thursday: Ch. 17-19 Online Quizzes due

Ch. 20, pp. 646-658

9

10/19

European Political Development: Absolute Monarchy and Constitutional Monarchy Ch. 20. pp. 658-681

10

10/26

China: Ming and Qing Dynasties Ch. 15, pp. 485-487; Ch. 21

11

11/2

Japan; The Americas

Wednesday/Thursday: Midterm Exam #2 due

Ch. 22

12

11/9

The Atlantic Revolutions: Europe

Wednesday: Veterans Day - No Class

Friday: Last Day to Drop with a "W"

Ch. 23, pp. 754-774

13

11/16

The Atlantic Revolutions: the Americas

Ch. 23, pp. 774-789

14

11/23

Industrial Revolution and Its Consequences

Thursday/Friday: Thanksgiving - No Classes

Ch. 24

15

11/30

Rise of the Modern Nation-State;

Women's Suffrage Movement

Wednesday/Thursday: Ch. 21-25 Online Quizzes due

Ch. 25

16

12/7

The New Imperialism; Origins of World War I

Wednesday/Thursday: Final exam due

Ch. 26

 

 

 

 

 

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