|Effective: Fall 2011|
|HIST 4CH||HONORS HISTORY OF WESTERN CIVILIZATION 1789–PRESENT||4 Unit(s)|
|Prerequisites: Prerequisite: Honors Institute participant.|
|Advisory: Advisory: Not open to students with credit in HIST 4C.|
|Grade Type: Letter Grade, the student may select Pass/No Pass|
|FHGE: Social & Behavioral Sciences Transferable: CSU/UC|
|4 hours lecture. (48 hours total per quarter)|
|Student Learning Outcomes -|
|Survey of the development of Western society and culture during the nineteenth and twentieth centuries. Emphasis upon the social, intellectual, and institutional changes that have led to the contemporary Western world and its interchange with the peoples and institutions of the world's continents. As an honors course, it is a full thematic seminar with advanced teaching methods focusing on major writing, reading, and research assignments, student class lectures, group discussions and interactions.|
|Course Objectives -|
|The student will be able to: |
|Special Facilities and/or Equipment -|
|Seminar room with tables, media enhanced, with computer and full VHS, DVD. |
|Course Content (Body of knowledge) -|
|Methods of Evaluation -|
Each student becomes one European country or the class specialist on one theme from the Professor's list, such as refugees, leaders, interwar years, gypsies, genocide and ethnic cleansing, the development of NATO and the EU, repressions and killings in former USSR, Women and Children, et. al.
At each of the full afternoon seminar meetings once a week, students make brief presentations around the table on their country or theme. In the second half of the course, each student prepares a 30-minute lecture on his/her theme/country with a one-page handout. Or students may choose to write a paper on the country/theme which is electronically sent to all members of the seminar.
Professor meets with students in several 4-person learning communities out-of-class to work together on their research and presentation preparation.
|Representative Text(s) -|
|Current texts for selection of 3 required from a wide range including: |
Anderson, M.S. The Ascendancy of Europe: 1815 - 1914. 3rd ed., New York: Longman, 2003.
Banning, TCW, ed. The Nineteenth Century: Europe 1789-1914. New York: Oxford University, 2000.
Fromkin, David. Europe's Last Summer: Who Started the Great War in 1914. New York: Knopf, 2004.
MacMillan, Margaret. Paris 1919: Six Months That Changed the World. New York: Random, 2003.
Gilbert, Felix. The End of the European Era. 5th ed., New York: W.W. Norton, 2002.
Paxton, Robert: Europe in the Twentieth Century. 4th ed. New York: Thompson/Wadsworth, 2005.
Hopkirk, Peter. The Great Game: The Struggle for Empire in Central Asia. Reprint ed. New York: Kodansha Globe, 1994.
Oliker, Olga and Szayna, Thomas, ed.: Faultlines of Conflict in Central Asia and the South Caucasus: Implications for the U.S.
New York: Rand Corporation, 2003.
Suny, Robert G. A State of Nations: Empire and Nation-Making in the Age of Lenin and Stalin. New York: Oxford University Press, 2001.
Current paperbacks, many articles.
For their Research/Presesntation Topic, students use the Professor's six-page bibliography of recent/critical books and articles arranged by Country and Theme - and choose the material for reading in consultation with the Professor. They also have a range of Professor-selected Web sites to use for countries with limited current book material.
|Method of Instruction -|
|Lecture, Discussion, Cooperative learning exercises, Field work, Oral presentations, Independent study, Demonstration. Taught as a seminar with students presenting, challenging, discussing, analyzing with participation required, and student lectures or papers (sent to participants) and 25 pp final exam - paper |
|Lab Content -|
|Not applicable. |
|Types and/or Examples of Required Reading, Writing and Outside of Class Assignments -|
|Range of current works by specialists and experts, range of paperbacks and primary material, required lecture or paper submitted to course students, comprehensive 20 page essay exam. |