B391 | 2931 | Brooks

2:30-3:45P     TR     BH345

A portion of the above section reserved for majors

No prerequisites.  This course emphasizes the shared experience of
humankind from paleolithic times to the present.  Topics include the
world-wide domestication of plants and animals; the diffusion of
technologies, diseases, religious beliefs, and political institutions;
and the proliferation of global commercial networks, migrations, and
empires.  Topics concerning the twentieth century include:
"de-colonization", "modernization", "economic development",
accelerating population increases, and depletion of global resources.
There will be a practice map quiz, two "mini-exams", a mid-term exam,
and a final examination.  All assignments are on Reserve at the
library.  Graduate students are responsible for either a ten page
paper or preparing a lesson plan incorporating World History