HIST-007 Intro Early Hist: [see description]
Fall for 2013-2014
For College students in the Classes of 2014 and 2015, all sections of HIST 007 fulfill the general education requirement for one semester of Early History and fulfill this requirement at the introductory level. Thus, HIST 007 can be combined with a semester of Late History from either the introductory level (HIST 008), or HIST 112, 129, 159, or 161. Note that one semester of the two-semester history general education requirement must be at the introductory level.
For College students in the Class of 2017 and beyond, all sections of HIST 007 or HIST 008 fulfill the general education requirement in History for a broad introductory survey; these students complete the requirement by taking HIST 099.
The College Class of 2016 may elect to follow either the old or the new general education requirement in History.
The various sections of the course have different focuses, for which see below; moreover, each instructor may develop or stress particular themes within her/his focus. Students are urged to consult syllabi available on line or at the History Department.
The World I sections examine the history of the human experience from a global perspective. The bulk of the semester concerns societies and states from the time of ancient civilizations to about 1500 AD. The course pays particular attention to political, economic, and social changes, but also considers cultural, technological, and ecological history. The evolving relationship between human identities and their social and material environments forms one of the major points of analytical focus for this course. The overarching goal is to provide a general framework for the history of the world to help students understand the big picture, and to help them to contextualize what they will later study about history, politics, religion--in short, about the human experience.
The Atlantic World sections draw together the histories of four continents, Europe, Africa, North America, and South America, to investigate the new Atlantic world created as a consequence of the Columbian encounter in 1492. The class traces the creation of this world from the first European forays in the Atlantic and on the coast of Africa in the fifteenth century to the first wars for colonial independence and the abolition of slavery. Topics include the destruction and reconfiguration of indigenous societies; the crucial labor migrations of Europeans, Native Americans, and Africans; and the various strategies of accommodation, resistance, and rebellion demonstrated by the many different inhabitants of the Americas.
The Europe I sections offer an analysis of the major political, social, economic, diplomatic, religious, intellectual, and scientific developments in European Civilization to 1789. Special attention is also paid to issues of class, gender, marginality and the relationship of Europe to non-western cultures.
The following syllabi may help you learn more about this course (login required):
Fall '13: Olesko, K (description, file download)
Fall '13: Millward, J (description, file download)
Fall '13: Hill M (file download)
Fall '13: Jackson, M (file download)
Fall '13: Pinkard, S (description, file download)
Fall '13: Horvath-Peterson, S. (description, file download)
Fall '13: Shedel, J. (file download)
Additional syllabi may be available in prior academic years.
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