History 232-21  (Tues/Thurs, 9:40-10:55); Room 104W

History 232-23  (Tues/Thurs, 12:30-1:45); Room 112W

The Origins of the Contemporary World,

ca. 1500 to Present

Spring 2006, Daniel Newsome teaching

Office: 4324N

Please use the correct email address for your section:

 newsome232.21@kleos-clarus.org: meets at 9:40- no longer functional as of 1/07

newsome232.23@kleos-clarus.org; meets at 12:30- no longer functional as of 1/07

 

admin@kleos-clarus.org - Email Daniel Newsome

 

 

Syllabus

 

Feel free so suggest new ideas.  I’ll put up more as I think of them.

The Extra Credit Warehouse-March Version :

Now extended through our Spring Break (4/25)!

 

Topic

Date

Day

Assignment*

Click on links for details

1) Introduction

1/26/06:

Thurs.

Introduction to the class. Here is a checklist for things to get for this class: checklist

2) Doing History: Maps, Charts, Graphs, Timelines

1/31/06:

Tues.

Read Thrower chapters 1 and 2, at this link…

1/31 homework and follow the instructions for further assignments.

3) Making History

2/2/06:

Thurs.

  2/2 homework.

4) New Warfare/Welfare;

2/7/06:

Tues.

Homework for 2/7 and 2/9

5) …continuation

2/9/06:

Thurs.

Homework for 2/7 and 2/9

6) Exploration and Conquest

2/14/06:

Tues.

Homework for 2/14 and 2/16

7) Yucatan

2/16/06:

Thurs.

Homework for 2/14 and 2/16

 

2/21/06:

Tues/Mon

No class: Monday schedule

8) EXAM

2/23/06:

Thurs.

Test

9) Scientific Revolutions: The Stranger Ones

2/28/06:

Tues.

Read King ch. 17

Homework for 2/28 and 3/2

10) Scientific Revolutions: The Familiar Ones

3/2/06:

Thurs.

Homework for 2/28 and 3/2

11) Western Imperialism to Cook

3/7/06:

Tues.

Read King excerpts…

Homework for 3/7 and 3/9

12) Sailing Away: Prime Directive

3/9/06:

Thurs.

Read part of Cook’s 1st Voyage

Homework for 3/7 and 3/9

13) Cook in South Pacific

3/14/06:

Tues.

Homework for 3/14 and 3/16

14) Cook cont.

3/16/06:

Thurs.

Homework for 3/14 and 3/16

15) China in the Chang Dynasty and the Jesuits.

3/21/06:

Tues.

Read King ch. 21

Homework for 3/21 and 3/23

16) Who is Hu and who is Ole Romer?

3/23/06:

Thurs.

Read King ch. 21

Homework for 3/21 and 3/23

17) Science and Contact

3/28/06:

Tues.

Question of Hu.

Homework for 3/28 and 3/30

18) West meets East meets West

3/30/06:

Thurs.

Spencer

Homework for 3/28 and 3/30

19) French Rev.

4/4/06:

Tues.

Homework for 4/4 and 4/6

20) Idealisms

4/6/06:

Thurs.

Homework for 4/4 and 4/6

21) Test

4/11/06:

Tues.

Extra Review Materials: I’ll update this, so check back on the weekend too.

 

4/13/06:

Thurs.

No class

 

4/18/06:

Tues.

No class

 

4/20/06:

Thurs.

No class

22) Islamic Issues

4/25/06:

Tues.

Ottomans

Homework for 4/25 and 4/27

23) Islam, Oil, and How we got into this mess?

4/27/06:

Thurs.

T. E. Lawrence as guide.

Homework for 4/25 and 4/27

24) Boom and dot.com, Einstein, Lennon,…

5/2/06:

Tues.

Read King ch. 30

http://www.kleos-clarus.org/232.5.2.06

25) Are we there yet?

5/4/06:

Thurs.

Eisenhower’s last address.

http://www.kleos-clarus.org/232.5.4.06

26) When current events become history

5/9/06:

Tues.

Read King’s Epilogue

http://www.kleos-clarus.org/232.5.9.06

27) Special World Topics

5/11/06:

Thurs.

Special Topics: Chiapas Revolution

http://www.kleos-clarus.org/232.5.11.06

28) Special World Topics

5/16/06:

Tues.

Special Topics: tba.

http://www.kleos-clarus.org/232.5.13.06

 

5/18/06:

Thurs.

(Reading Day: Optional review)

 

5/23/06:

 

Final Exam for the 8:00 section

 

5/25/06:

 

Final Exams for the 9:30 section and 12:00 section

*All assignments are to be completed for the class meeting.

 

Disclaimer: This is not a static document.  It will be updated each week, so check it regularly.

Required and Suggested Texts are listed below.

 

Texts:

1) Western Civilization, Vol. 2: 1500 to Present, 3rd ed., by Margaret King (chapters 15-30)

2) The Journals of Captain James Cookhttp://southseas.nla.gov.au/index_voyaging.html, also can be purchased used for next to nothing.

3) Question of Hu by Jonathan Spence (ISBN: 0394571908)—Used online for under $5.—Currently out of print so you will have to get a used copy.

 

This is the ‘Notices Section:’

I am dating them so that you can follow the narrative.

 

2/16: The authors asked to be anonymous. 

If you want to know how to do the homework… start by looking at these.

Landa Essay 1

Landa Essay 1 Supplemental

Landa Essay 2

 

2/28/06: Attention: Read these Essay Guidelines for the week of 2/28.

Writing_a_paper_for231_232.doc

 

 

2/8/06: Attention Students: I have written up the general day to day policies for this class concerning homework and attendance and the like. Please read this document.: Solidification_of_Policy.htm

 

If you are having problems opening the pdfs in the following pages, it may be a problem with AOL.  Try another browser like Internet Explorer.  If you insist on using AOL, perhaps read this link which may address your problem: http://www.ukings.ca/kings_3442.html

Here is another place with ideas: https://hw.utexas.edu/bur/acrobatProblem.html

 

If you don’t have a copy of Acrobat Reader with which to view the pdf files, you can download a free copy from www.adobe.com.

 

I have scheduled three exams in total.  The three exams will make up 20% of your final grade.

 

Homework assignments will be collected periodically, so always bring it in.  Overall they will be worth 30% of your final grade.

 

All written assignments must be legible and conform to college-level standards of scholarship. 

The point of writing is to communicate.  Keep this in mind.  Make it interesting and accurate, not just accurate. 

 

The point of citations is to give credit for the ideas and research of another person and also to help the reader find more information on the topic.  Keep this in mind.  If you do not know how to format a citation, at least give me the information that will get me the to source.  If I cannot find the source cited, the citation has failed.  See Writing_a_paper_for231_232.doc

 

Attendance-quiz

Attendance will be taken at the beginning of every class in the form of a short “quiz.”  These attendance-quizzes will be based on the readings or other class assignments due for the particular day.  The questions will be easy. These attendance-quizzes are worth 50% of the grade.  Simply showing up to all classes and passing the quizzes will get you to 50% on your overall grade. (Skipping 5 classes will lower your overall grade by almost 10%.)  If you think you are prone to sleeping through class, you might want to drop it. If you miss more than 5 classes I reserve the right to remove you from the roster, nullifying your enrollment in the class.

If you anticipate missing a class, for any reason (I do not want or need to know why), let me know by the day before class and it will earn you the attendance part of the attendance-quiz.  An official approved absence (doctor’s excuse or similar document) will allow you to get the quiz points.  

 

Cheating in all forms will be considered a total breach of trust and will not be accepted.  John Jay policy can be found at the college web site if you are interested, but use your heads. If you have any doubts about the ethics of something, do not try to put one over on me.  Talk to me about it.  You’ll be surprised at my interest in the situation.   Honesty beats everything.  (School should be challenging and difficult.  If it isn’t, something is wrong.) 

 

Treat me with respect, and I will do likewise.  Let me know ahead of time about any issues that may affect your attendance or any possible disruptions to class. Cell phone disturbances and wandering in and out of the room during class will be noted and considered an absence.  I reserve the right to evaluate your behavior in class.  If I determine your presence to be a detriment to the overall class I will ask you to leave.