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History 1C Syllabus

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History 1C Syllabus

  1. 1.   Western  Civilization,  ca.  1715  to  the  Present  (Fall  2007)   T,  Th  3:30  –  4:45  p.m.,  Haines  39     Instructor:    K.  Pangburn  (kpangbur@ucla.edu)   Office  Hours:    M  12-­‐1  p.m.  and  Th  2-­‐3  p.m.,  Bunche  5240  or  by  appointment     This  course  explores  the  history  of  the  Western  world  from  1715  to  the  present.    Topics   to  be  examined  include  the  Enlightenment,  the  impact  of  the  French  Revolution,   industrialization,  19th -­‐  and  20th -­‐century  political  ideologies  and  their  consequences,   nation-­‐building,  imperialism,  global  war,  and  challenges  to  Western  hegemony  in  the   20th  century.    While  the  course  proceeds  chronologically,  lectures  will  stress  broader,   interconnected  themes  focusing  on  the  development  of  modern  western  society  and   culture.   Teaching  Assistants:     Lauren  Acker  (acker@ucla.edu)  –  Sections  G,  M   Brittany  Adams  (Britt132@gmail.com)  –  Sections  F,  Q   Brad  Fidler    (bfidler@mednet.ucla.edu)  –  Sections  I,  L           Kelly  Kolar  (kelko@ucla.edu)  –  Sections  A,  N             Jennifer  Ng  (jenniferng@ucla.edu)  –  Sections  B,  J       Joseph  Sanzo  (sanzojsanzo@aol.com)  –  Sections  H,  K   Jack  Traylor  (jtraylor@ucla.edu)  –  Sections  C,  O   Leslie  Waters  (lesliewaters@gmail.com)  –  Sections  E,  R     Course  Requirements:     Paper       20%     Midterm  exam   20%     Section  grade     25%   Final  exam     35%       **  The  section  grade  is  based  on  your  attendance  in  section,  your  level  of  participation,     and  your  performance  on  any  homework  assignments/quizzes.    More  than  two   absences  from  section  will  result  in  a  failing  grade  for  the  section  component.       **  Exams  are  comprehensive.    They  will  cover  materials  from  class  lectures,  section                 discussions,  and  all  required  readings.    NO  MAKE-­‐UPS  WITHOUT  PROOF  OF   HOSPITAL  ADMISSION.   **  The  paper  will  consist  of  5-­‐6  typed,  double-­‐spaced  pages.    Topics  will  be  handed  out   in  advance.   **  All  written  work  must  be  completed  in  order  to  pass  the  course.    
  2. 2.   2   Required  Reading:   Lynn  Hunt,  et  al,  The  Making  of  the  West:  Peoples  and  Cultures,  vol.  II  (2nd   ed.)   Mark  Kishlansky,  ed.  Sources  of  the  West,  vol.  II  (6th  ed.)   Karl  Marx  and  Friedrich  Engels,  The  Communist  Manifesto  (Bedford  edition)   Chinua  Achebe,  Things  Fall  Apart   Christopher  Browning,  Ordinary  Men:  Reserve  Battalion  101     All  readings  are  available  at  the  UCLA  Bookstore  and  on  reserve  at  Powell  Library.      Lecture  and  Reading  Schedule:     Thurs.,  Sept.  27:    Introduction:    Europe  circa  1715       WEEK  ONE  -­‐  Hunt,  Chs  18-­‐19;  Kishlansky,  pp.  33-­‐36,  60-­‐63,  74-­‐85,  98-­‐103         Tues.,  Oct.  2:    The  Eighteenth  Century  Turning-­‐Point       Thurs.,  Oct.  4:    The  Enlightenment       WEEK  TWO  -­‐  Hunt,  Chs  20-­‐21  up  to  p.  805;  Kishlansky,  pp.  104-­‐117       Tues.,  Oct.  9:    The  French  Revolution     Thurs.,  Oct.  11:    Napoleon     WEEK  THREE  -­‐  Hunt,  Finish  Ch  21,  Ch  22;  Kishlansky,  pp.  129-­‐138,  167-­‐170;  Marx  and     Engels,  The  Communist  Manifesto,  pp.  61-­‐96     Tues.,  Oct.  16:    Industrialization  and  Urbanization     Thurs.,  Oct.  18:    Restoration,  Revolution  and  Reform     WEEK  FOUR  -­‐  Hunt,  Chs  23-­‐24;  Kishlansky,  pp.  182-­‐187,  219-­‐224,  231-­‐232;  Achebe,     Things  Fall  Apart     Tues.,  Oct.  23:    The  New  Nation-­‐States       Thurs.,  Oct.  25:    The  Age  of  Imperialism       WEEK  FIVE  -­‐  Hunt,  Ch  25;  Kishlansky,  pp.  196-­‐212       Tues.,  Oct.  30:    MIDTERM  EXAM     Thurs.,  Nov.  1:    The  Fin-­‐de-­‐Siècle  and  the  Coming  of  World  War  I      
  3. 3.   3   WEEK  SIX  -­‐  Hunt,  Ch  26;  Kishlansky,  pp.  241-­‐260     Tues.,  Nov.  6:    World  War  I  and  Its  Aftermath     Thurs.,  Nov.  8:    The  Russian  Revolution         WEEK  SEVEN  -­‐  Hunt,  Ch  27  up  to  p.  1077;  Kishlansky,  pp.  264-­‐272       Tues.,  Nov.  13:    The  Rise  of  Fascism     Thurs.,  Nov.  15:    Excursus  -­‐  Fascist  Politics  and  Film     WEEK  EIGHT  -­‐  Hunt,  Finish  Ch  27;  Kishlansky,  pp.  272-­‐284;  Browning,  Ordinary  Men     Tues.,  Nov.  20:    World  War  II     Thurs.,  Nov.  22:    THANKSGIVING  HOLIDAY     WEEK  NINE  -­‐  Hunt,  Ch  28;  Kishlansky,  pp.  290-­‐310,  324-­‐327     Tues.,  Nov.  27:    The  Holocaust       Thurs.,  Nov.  29:    Post-­‐War  Reconstruction  and  the  Cold  War     WEEK  TEN  -­‐  Hunt,  Chs  29-­‐30;  Kishlansky,  pp.  311-­‐323,  328-­‐347     Tues.,  Dec.  4:    Decolonization  and  Cold  War  Battles         Thurs.,  Dec.  6:    End  of  the  Cold  War  /  A  New  World  Order?       FINAL  EXAM:    Friday,  December  14th  from  3:00  –  6:00  PM,  Haines  39        

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