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World History from 1500


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VICTOR VALLEY COLLEGE
Fall  2012
WORLD HISTORY 104

All Sections Instructor: Dr. Eric Mayer,

EMAIL: history104@gmail.com
Website: www.emayzine.com

Week 1 –22 October      Read  Patterns of World Historychs. 15, 16, 17

 


 


BE SURE TO READ--The Writing Guide
Lecture 1: 1500, A New World
1a: Spain in the Americas
The Tupac Amaru Revolt
Lecture 2: The Fur Trade
Impact of the Fur Trade
Lecture 3: Africa, Coerced Global Labor
Lecture 3a: Africa, The Mfecane/Dificane
Lecture 4: China and the Modern World System
Lecture 7: The Rise of Northern Europe

ESSAY EXAMINATION 1 DUE 5 November
ESSAY EXAMINATION 2 DUE 19 November
BOOK REVIEW ASSIGNMENT Due 26 November
FINAL EXAM  DUE 15 December

Week 2 –29 October…  Read Patterns of World History, chs. 18, 19, 20

 


 

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Lecture 6: New Ideologies, Rationalism and Revolution
Political Development of England: 1660-1800
Lecture 8: Industrialism in England 1700-1850
Lecture 10: Latin American Independence
Mexico After Independence
Lecture 9: Japan, 1600-1860

Week 3 –5 November…Read Patterns of World History, chs. 21, 22, 23

 



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Lecture 5: China, 1850-1900
The Modernization of Mexico 1850-1900
Egypt 1800-1936
Lecture 11: Latin America-- Neocolonialism
Lecture12: Japanese Modernization1860-1900
The "Gilded Age" in the United States
The Road to World War I
Lecture 13: World War I: The Beginning of the Second Thirty Years War
Russian Revolution
Rise of the CCP (China)


Week 4 – 12 November..readPatterns of World History, chs. 25 25 27 …begin reading Hobsbawm chs. 14-19

 


 

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Germany and Japan, 1919-1945
Japan in the 1930's: Military Keynsianism
Stalinism as a Development Policy
Mexican Economic Nationalism: 1930's
World War II
War in the Pacific
Post-War Japan: Statist Development

Week 5 – 19 November... Read Patterns of World History, chs. 28, 29, ...continue reading Hobsbawm chs. 10-19 

 


 

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Iran in the 20th Century
The Cold War: Historical Overview
The Cold War/Cruel Peace
China in the 20th Century
Indonesian History
Sukarno
"The Mexican Miracle": 1940-1968--Statist Development
Extra credit film review: A Year of Living Dangerously

Week 6 – 26 November

 

 …read Patterns of World History, chs. 30, 31

 


 

Africa: 1830-1990
History of El Salvador
Into the 21st Century: Battle for Economic (and Political) Dominance
Post Modernisim: The Logic of Late Capitalism
Problems in the Global Economy
For a Unified History of the 20th Century
Authoritarian Regimes in the 20th Century
Three Strikes Against the New Economy
The Coming Crisis in the Persian Gulf
The Political Economy the Persian Gulf States
Governments and the Global Markets
Capitalism in the 21st Century
Workings of the Global Financial Markets