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Academic Year 2002/2003
Models of World History
HIST 389 FA
This course investigates the ways in which scholars have attempted to construct thematic understandings of world history, with particular emphasis on accounts of Western imperialism and Western domination of the
The course will focus first on Marxist writers and their critics but will move on to consider views of neo-conservatives, liberals, world historians, postmodernists, postcolonialists, and globalization theorists.
A.G. Frank, "The Development of Underdevelopment"
J.A. Hobson, IMPERIALISM
V.I. Lenin, IMPERIALISM: THE HIGHEST STAGE OF CAPITALISM
W. McNeill, PLAGUES AND PEOPLES
A. Nandy, HISTORY'S FORGOTTEN
R. Robinson and J.D.
Gallagher, AFRICA AND THE VICTORIANS
I. Wallerstein, THE MODERN WORLD SYSTEM
M. Watters, GLOBALIZATION
M. Weber, THE PROTESTANT ETHIC AND THE SPIRIT OF CAPITALISM
EXAMINATIONS AND ASSIGNMENTS
At least six short papers (1-2 pages) and one long paper (20+ pages). All papers are theoretical. No examinations.
ADDITIONAL REQUIREMENTS and/or COMMENTS
This is a permission of instructor course. No late papers, no incompletes. Students wishing to put their names on the course waiting list should drop a note to the professor; they should NOT use voicemail or e-mail.
Unless preregistered students attend the first class meeting or communicate directly with the instructor prior to the first class, they will be dropped from the class list. NOTE: Students must still submit a completed
Drop/Add form to the Registrar's
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Last Updated on MAR-18-2003
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