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Massachusetts Institute of Technology
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21h 912 - The World Since 1492

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MIT OpenCourseWare http ocw mit edu 21H 912 The World Since 1492 Fall 2004 For information about citing these materials or our Terms of Use visit http ocw mit edu terms 21H 912 Fall 2005 TR 9 30 11 Instructor David Ciarlo THE WORLD SINCE 1492 Description This class offers a look into the last five hundred years of world history Rather than attempt an exhaustive chronology of all of the significant events and processes that have occurred on the globe since 1492 an impossible task for a lifetime let alone a single semester we will be focusing on certain geographic areas at specific times in order to highlight a particular historical problem or to examine the roots of processes that have had an enormous impact on the contemporary world In order to lend structure to such a wide ranging exploration the class will orient around four central themes colonialism and imperialism political and social revolution industrialization and the rise of consumer society While any of these themes could provide the basis for a class in and of itself we will look to the ways in which these themes interact for example how the history of imperialism relates to the course of industrialization Finally in this class we will engage with a range of different types of readings from primary sources writings from the times to historical narratives to historiography debates about history to works of fiction In this way the class will also allow a glimpse into the ways in which history itself is constructed and continually re written Organization of the Class In general we will have an intensive discussion session every week addressing a specific book or group of essays Other class meetings meanwhile will be a blend of informal lecture question and answer and discussion Discussions will therefore be the single most significant element of this class This is reflected in the calculation of the final grade which can be broken down as follows Four 5 page papers Discussion Participation Final Exam 15 each



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