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Fall Semester 2009 Professor Geoffrey J. Giles Office hours T 2.00-4.00 p.m.; W 10.00-11.00 a.m. Office 208 Keene-Flint Hall Phone: 273-3373 Website: www.clas.ufl.edu/users/ggiles Updated 10 September 2009 EUH 2002 Western Civilization: From the French Revolution to the Present The Open Road— German Autobahn in 1938 This course offers an introduction to the history of the modern Western world, starting with the upheaval felt everywhere, resulting from the French Revolution. The aim is to provide you with a contextual understanding of how political, social and cultural developments shaped the policies of the leading countries in Europe both internally and with each other. The course provides both Humanities (H) and International (N) general education credit, and is a 2000-word Gordon Rule class. The plenary sessions meet T/Th 6 (12.50-1.40 p.m.) in TURL L005. Section meetings as follows: TA Greg Mason [email protected] 5514 F 4 10.40-11.30 a.m. FLI 109 5272 F 5 11.45 a.m.-12.35 p.m. FLI 109 5280 F 6 12.50-1.40 p.m. FLI 109 TA Matt Mingus [email protected] 5285 F 4 10.40-11.30 a.m. FLI 121 5279 F 5 11.45 a.m.-12.35 p.m. FLI 121 5282 F 6 12.50-1.40 p.m. FLI 113 Required books 1) Mark Kishlansky, Patrick Geary & Patricia O’Brien, Civilization in the West. 7th edition. Volume C: Since 1789 (New York: Pearson Longman, 2008) 2) Mark Kishlansky (Ed.), Sources of the West: Readings in Western Civilization. 7th edition. Volume II: From 1600 to the Present (New York: Pearson Longman, 2008) Please note that these two books have a special ISBN (020564371X), and when bought together as a package, give you a 50% discount off the reader.EUH 2002 Western Civilization, Fall 2009 Page 2 That purchase also entitles you to free access to Longman’s online MyHistoryLab resource site with extra documents, images, maps, study guides and practice tests. You must buy the two books shrink-wrapped together at one of the Gainesville bookstores, in order to obtain the special password to MyHistoryLab for this particular UF course. 3) Voltaire, Zadig and L’Ingénu (New York: Penguin, 1978) ISBN 978-0140441260 4) John Reed, Ten Days that Shook the World (New York: Penguin, 2007) ISBN: 978-0141442129 Grades Each of the following will count toward the final grade: - Four 500-word summary papers of issues in the readings, assigned by the TAs [20%] - A mid-term examination (short essay and short questions) [30%] - A final examination (short questions—cumulative for whole semester) [40%] - Participation in discussions (10%) Please note: - Attendance at every class and discussion session is mandatory. Non-attendance will lower your final grade. If you are unable to attend on medical grounds, you must provide documentation. - A make-up examination is only ever granted by prior agreement with me before the exam takes place. - Cell-phone policy: If I hear a cell phone ringing during class, I will immediately suspend the class and give a pop quiz on the readings for that week to the entire class, the grade for which will be figured into everyone’s final grade! You can imagine how unpopular this will make you with the other students. So please learn to respect your peers, in order to avoid this unwelcome intrusion. Make sure that your cell phone is turned off before entering the classroom! - In writing papers, be certain to give proper credit whenever you use words, phrases, ideas, arguments, and conclusions drawn from someone else’s work. Failure to give credit by quoting and/or footnoting is PLAGIARISM and is unacceptable. Please review the University’s honor code at: http://www.dso.ufl.edu/sccr/honorcodes/honorcode.php - Please do not hesitate to contact me at any time during the semester if you have any individual concerns or issues that need to be discussed. Students requesting classroom accommodation for disabilities must first register with the Dean of Students Office (http://www.dso.ufl.edu/drp/). The Dean of Students Office will provide documentation to the student who must then pass this on to me. Course outline Readings for each week: On the right-hand side of the page, KGO denotes the chapter number in the main textbook, and K refers to the document numbers in the accompanying reader. You should be prepared for discussion and quizzes on both at any time from the beginning of that week. August 25 Introduction to the course 27 The Enlightenment [and introduction to “MyHistoryLab”] September 1 (St. Giles’s Day!) The French Revolution KGO 20 3 The Napoleonic Era K 91-101EUH 2002 Western Civilization, Fall 2009 Page 3 8 The Agricultural and Industrial Revolutions KGO 21 10 Railways and entrepreneurs K 102-105 15 Imperial ambitions and the Concert of Europe KGO 22 17 Ideologies and 19th-century revolutions K106-113 22 Nationalism in Italy, France & Germany KGO 23 24 Russia and Britain contrasted K114-117 29 Political cultures KGO 24 October K118-122 1 Crisis of culture? 6 Imperial tensions KGO 25 8 The fin-de-siècle K123-127 Voltaire 13 The scramble for empire 15 The origins of the First World War F 16 HOMECOMING—NO DISCUSSION SECTIONS 20 World War One KGO 26 22 MID-TERM EXAMINATION K 128-131 27 The propaganda war Reed 29 The German collapse November 3 Economic crisis and political extremism KGO 27 5 The interwar years K 132-135 10 World War Two KGO 28 12 The Holocaust K 136-139 17 Götterdämmerung KGO 29 19 The Cold War K 140-145 24 The modern age 26-27 THANKSGIVING—NO CLASS OR DISCUSSION SECTIONS December 1 Welfare and dissent KGO 30 3 The collapse of Communism K146-151 8 Turning points of history Th 17 (5.30-6.45 p.m.) FINAL EXAM in Turlington


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