History of Western Civilization II
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First Day

Introduction and Preparation

Background: The political, social, economic, and religious conditions of Europe in 1648

 

Read with close attention: the course syllabus and follow all links ('preparation,' 'how to' 'overview' etc.); familiarize  yourself with Blackboard.  Bookmark course site and Bb. Print out pages as necessary

Visit textbook website http://www.college.hmco.com/history/west/mckay/western_society/7e/students/index.html Click on "students"; click on "go to your course"; click "history"; click "Western Civilization"; click text title:  at the text site, explore the resources--note practice tests, glossary; chapter outlines, etc.

Go to the site below and click on the following countries for background history  (Germany, Austria, Turkey, Russia, Poland, and others as needed):http://lcweb2.loc.gov/frd/cs/cshome.html   See this site for basic information on European countries today: http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/shared/bsp/hi/country_profiles/html\Background: The political, social, economic, and religious conditions of Europe in 1648

Study the map on page 544 of the text and compare it with the map on page 1048.  Make a list of differences for Western Europe (west of the Elbe River) and for Eastern Europe (east of the Elbe River).  See additional maps: http://www.netserf.org/Research/Maps/  (very interesting, worth the visit)

Wk 1

1/8

Two New Forms of Government:  Absolutism in France; Constitutionalism in England

Spain in Decline

The Dutch Republic

Ch 16

Wk 2

1/15 

Absolutism in Eastern Europe (Austria, Prussia, Russia Ch 17

Wk 3

1/22

Modern Science and the Enlightenment

Ch 18

Wk 4

1/29

Population Growth, Agriculture, and the Industrial Revolution

Ch 19, 22

Exam #1 (Ch 16, 17, 18)Available on Bb from 1/30 to 2/6

Wk 5

2/5

The French Revolution

 

Ch 21

 

Wk 6

2/12

Ideologies and Class Conflict in the Nineteenth Century

Ch 23, 24

 

Wk 7

2/19

Exam #2

Exam  #2  (Ch 19, 21, 22. 23. 24) [available on Bb from 2/20-3/1)

Wk 8

2/26

Nationalism

Ch 25

Wk 9             

3/5

 Spring Break

 

 

 

Wk 10

3/12

Imperialism

Ch 26

Wk 11

3/19

World War I

Ch 27

 

 

Wk 12

3/26

The Russian Revolution Ch 27

Exam #3 (Ch 25, 26, 27)  [available on Bb from 3/27-4/3]

Wk 13

4/2

Peacemaking, Economic Depression, and Anxiety

Ch 27 and 28 (937-950)

See this site for additional discussion and information on the second world war:  http://www.ehistory.com/wwii/index.cfm

 

Wk 14

4/9

Fascism

Ch 29

Wk 15

4/16

World War II

Ch 29
WK 16

4/23

Cold War and After Ch 30 and 31
5/5 Final Exam Campus Visit Required- Saturday, May 5, 2006; 11:30 am at the Chesapeake Campus, Pass Bldg, To Be Announced on Blackboard Announcement page.

(Ch 27, 28, 29, 30, 31)

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