successful completion of the course the student should be familiar with:
1. Historical causation from a global, comparative perspective.
2. The most significant political structures, social structures, and forms
of cultural expression in art and religion in discrete segments of the
3. Key periods of world history and patterns of change from the dawn of the
modern period to the present.
4. The relevance of the modern era to the present.
5. The historical frame of reference from the early modern era to the
1. Attendance at all class sessions.
2. Reading of the two novels and completion of an analytical assessment for
3. Completion of three examinations: two midterms and a final and a minimum
of 3 pop quizzes.
4. Completion of a history project. This can be a review essay, a research
paper, or oral/visual presentation.
Methods of instruction may include, but are not limited to, the following:
In-class discussion and small group work and discussion that permits
students to share their ideas and critique both primary and secondary
Use of film and other audio-visual media and maps to illustrate the
historical events being presented.
Use of the Internet and/or other computer-based technologies in doing
The weekly materials and assignments for the course will be posted on the
course Blackboard site, a password secure web site.
The major communication/assignment submission software used for this course
o Microsoft Power Point 2003/2007
Hope to see you in class:
Daniella Kreijen Ashburn