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West Valley College
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Hist 5b - World History From 1500

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Spring 2006 West Valley College History 5B World History 1500 Present Days Times Mondays Wednesdays 10 55A M 12 20P M Instructor Mr Melvin H Pritchard Office Social Science 2e Office Hours TBA Phone 408 741 4024 Email melvin pritchard westvalley edu Web page www instruct westvalley edu pritchard Course Description This course is a comparative survey of World History as related to the development of the modern world This course centers on the following themes the origins and expansion of the global capitalist economy and the varied types of resistances to that expansion the rise of secular scientific thinking and politics the transformation of religion in the modern world the influence of technology Five regions of the world surveyed include Africa Asia Pacific Islands Europe North and South America Historical analysis and interpretations will be surveyed through the lens of comparative examination of the economic cultural political social and technological commonalities and differences between human societies Students will examine the implications of race gender class ethnicity religion disability and sexualities in human societies over time Texts Bentley Jerry and Ziegler Hebert Traditions and Encounters A Global Perspective of the Past Vol 2 Third Edition New York NY McGraw Hill 2006 Bentley Jerry and Ziegler Hebert Map Workbook for Tradition and Encounters A Global Perspective on the Past Vol 2 New York NY McGraw Hill 2003 Peter N Stearns Stephen S Gosch Documents from World History Volume 2 The Modern Centuries from 1500 to the Present New York NY Pearson Longman 2006 Grading 2 Rough drafts 50 points each 2 Essays 100 points each 2 Midterms 100 points each Geography assignments 170 points Class participation Attendance Film Comments 200 points and Final Examination 200 points Total 1070 points Melvin Hugo Pritchard 2006 Note to student The amount of reading and writing necessary for completion of this course requires good study habits primarily memorization and



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