History | Themes in World History
B391 | 6519 | Brooks

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 approaches.