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					World Civilizations 2 (“Rise of the West and Globalization” Theme)
HIS 102 Honors Spring 2010
Times: Tuesdays and Thursdays 2:25 to 3:40
Location: LAB 201

Kevin Dougherty
The University of Southern Mississippi
Phone: 601-266-4455 (better to email than to leave a message)
Office: Rm 449 Liberal Arts Building (College of Arts and Letters)

OBJECTIVE: This course is designed to examine some of the most important events
and trends in the second half of World History and will be based on the themes of
explaining the “Rise of the West” and understanding globalization.


Diamond, Jared, Guns, Germs, and Steel

Huntington, Samuel The Clash of Civilizations and the Remaking of World Order

Landes, David, The Wealth and Poverty of Nations: Why Some Are So Rich and Some So

Upshur, Jiu-Hwa et al, World History, Compact Fourth Edition

Envisioning World Civilizations, History Dept, University of Southern Mississippi


90 to 100     A
80 to 89      B
70 to 79      C
60 to 69      D
Below 60      F

Mid-term Exam                                                        200 points
Chapter Presentations                                                100 points
In-class Writing Assignments (2 @ 50 points each)                    100 points
First Paragraph                                                      50 points
Writing Assignment                                                   300 points
Final Exam                                                           250 points

The mid-term exam will be a combination of Identify and State the Significance (ID &
SIG) Terms, Short Answers, and Essay. The writing assignment is due at the beginning
of Lsn 20. First paragraphs are due Lsn 12. Turn in your graded first paragraph with the
completed paper. Except in cases of truly extraordinary circumstances in which a
substantial amount of preparation time was unavoidably lost to reasons beyond the
student’s control, papers will not be accepted late. If the student cannot make it to class
for an excused reason the period the paper is due, he will email it to the instructor’s
account to ensure it arrives prior to the beginning of class. The paper will be 700 to 1000
words--- typed, doublespaced, and stapled--- defending a thesis about globalization built
around one of the following topics:

1. Las Casas’ statement that “The common ways mainly employed by the Spaniards who
call themselves Christian and who have gone there to extirpate those pitiful nations and
wipe them off the earth is by unjustly waging cruel and bloody wars.” (Envisioning 300).

2. Hobson’s statement that “This growing stake of our wealthy classes in countries over
which they have no political control is an evolutionary force in modern politics; it means
a constantly growing tendency to use their political power as citizens of this State to
interfere with political condition of those states where they have an individual stake”
(Envisioning 455).

3. Reagan’s statement that “We in the West stand ready to cooperate with the East to
promote true openness, to break down barriers that separate people, to create a safe, freer
world” (Envisioning 573).

First paragraphs and papers will be graded based on the attached rubrics. At least four
sources are required, of which no more than two can be from the internet. Students may
use the text books and class slides if properly cited, but they will not count as one of the
four required sources. Use the Chicago Manual of Style for formatting.

The chapter presentation grade will come from leading a discussion of the assigned
chapter during the assigned period. Students will do this exercise in groups of twos.
Chapter presentation grading criteria is at the end of the syllabus. During the
presentation, the students must:
       1. Identify the theme of the chapter and put it in the context of the course and the
           surrounding lessons
       2. State at least five ID & SIGs
       3. Teach the class in a way that maximizes student participation and results in all
           ID & SIGs being addressed
       4. Have a review that includes asking and developing answers to at least three
           short answer questions suitable for an exam
       5. Meaningfully use the entire period

Students can earn extra credit points by attending a movie shown at the World Civ Film
Series and writing a one page, typed, doublespaced paper answering the question “What
was the movie’s message?” Do not merely do a plot summary. In the first sentence
answer the question and then use examples from the plot to prove it. No outside
references such as movie reviews are authorized for use, even if documented. Papers are
due the class period after the movie is shown. Up to 10 extra credit points per movie.

The final exam will be comprehensive and will be a combination of ID & SIGs, Short
Answer, and Essay



Lsn 1-2: During these lessons we will go over the syllabus and the course requirements,
identify the learning objectives, and outline the semester.

Lsn 3: (Upshur, pages 948-950)
Part 1: What is globalization? ID & SIG: globalization
Part 2: Different views of globalization
Sign up for chapter presentations

Lsn 3: (Upshur, 489-505, 514-523 and Envisioning, 9.14)
European Exploration ID & SIG: Columbian Exchange, conquistadors, de Gama,
global trade, joint-stock companies, motives for European explorations, Seven Years’
War, smallpox, trading posts, volta do mar

Lsn 4: (Upshur, 490-496 and Envisioning, 9.13)
Atlantic Slave Trade ID & SIG: African diaspora, Emancipation Proclamation,
Equiano, impact of slave trade in Africa, middle passage, Saint Dominique revolt, slavery
in North America, triangular trade, Wesley, Wilberforce

Lsn 5: Discussion of Diamond, Jared, Guns, Germs, and Steel, Prologue and Part One

Lsn 6: Discussion of Diamond, Jared, Guns, Germs, and Steel, Part Two

Lsn 7: Discussion of Diamond, Jared, Guns, Germs, and Steel, Part Three

Lsn 8: Discussion of Diamond, Jared, Guns, Germs, and Steel, Part Four and Epilogue

Lsn 9: (Upshur, 593-603 and Envisioning, 11.8, 11.9)
Science and Enlightenment ID & SIG: Copernicus, Enlightenment, Galileo, Kepler,
Locke, Montesquieu, Newton, philosophes, scientific revolution, Smith, Voltaire

Lsn 10: (Upshur, 621-627, 646-664 and Envisioning, 11.18 and 12.2)
Democracy: American and French Revolutions ID & SIG: American Revolution,
ancien regime, Bastille, Bill of Rights, Civil Code, Concordat, Convention, Declaration
of Independence, Declaration of the Rights of Man and the Citizen, Directory, Estates
General, French Revolution, guillotine, levee en masse, Napoleon, National Assembly, no
taxation without representation, Robespierre, Rousseau, Waterloo
Lsn 11: (Upshur, 601-602, 633-636, 689-693 and Envisioning, 12.14 and 12.17)
Part 1: Capitalism
Part 2: Industrialization
ID & SIG: assembly lines, capitalism, factories, guild system, impact of industrialization
on society, interchangeable parts, mass production, mechanization of the cotton industry,
monopolies, putting-out system, Watt

Lsn 12: Writing Workshop. Turn in typed introductory paragraph. Hand out mid-
term exam study guide.
Lsn 13: Building of American States (Upshur, 625-627, 668-671, 681-684, 797-800
and Envisioning, 12.6) ID & SIG: Bolivar, caudillos, Dominion of Canada, French and
British Canadians, Indian Removal, La Reforma, Latin American foreign dependence,
Manifest Destiny, Mexican Revolution, Mexican (-American) War, Transcontinental
railroads (US and Canada), US Civil War

Lsn 14: (Upshur, 524-570, 861-864 and Envisioning, 10.7 and 15.5)
China and Japan ID & SIG: Boxer Rebellion, Great Wall, Meiji (Motsuhito), Ming
Dynasty, Opium War, Perry, Rape of Nanjing, Russo-Japanese War, Qing Dynasty,
Tokugawa Shogunate, Twenty-one Demands, unequal treaties

Lsn 15: (Upshur, 720-748, 852-853 and Envisioning, 13.1, 13.2, 13.3, and 13.4)
Imperialism ID & SIG: Berlin Conference, Boer War, British in India, concessionary
companies, Congo Free State, direct rule, French Indochina, Imperial Japan, imperialism,
indirect rule, Monroe Doctrine, Panama Canal, Rhodes, Roosevelt Corollary to the
Monroe Doctrine, Spanish-American War, White Man’s Burden

Lsn 16: In-class Writing Assignment 1 Albert Beveridge, “Defense of Imperialism”
(Envisioning 461)

Lsn 17: Discussion of Landes, David, The Wealth and Poverty of Nations: Why Some
Are So Rich and Some So Poor, Intro through Chapter 7

Lsn 18: Discussion of Landes, David, The Wealth and Poverty of Nations: Why Some
Are So Rich and Some So Poor, Chapter 8-15

Lsn 19: Discussion of Landes, David, The Wealth and Poverty of Nations: Why Some
Are So Rich and Some So Poor, Chapter 16-23

Lsn 20: Discussion of Landes, David, The Wealth and Poverty of Nations: Why Some
Are So Rich and Some So Poor, Chapter 23-Epilogue

Lsn 21: Mid term Exam

Lsn 22: (Upshur, 643-645 and 977-988 and Envisioning, 15.8 and 17.1)
Part 1: Nationalism and International and Non-governmental Organizations
Part 2: Media, Economic Globalization, Environment, Disease, and Travel
ID & SIG: CNN effect, EU, free trade, global corporations, “McDonaldization,” NAFTA,
OPEC, WTO, international organizations, nation states, nongovernmental organizations,
Peace of Westphalia, United Nations

Lsn 23: (Upshur, 937-938, 951-969 and Envisioning, 17.2 and 17.3)
The End of the Cold War Desert Storm and the New World Order ID & SIG:
collapse of the Soviet Empire, coalition warfare, Desert Storm, ethnic conflicts and
humanitarian crises in the 1990s, glasnost, Gorbachev, post-Cold War environment,
Reagan, UN peacekeeping operations, UN Resolution 678

Lsn 24: (Upshur, 959-960 and Envisioning, 17.7)
Post Cold War Challenges, Sept 11, and Terrorism
ID & SIG: al-Qaeda, bin Laden, jihad, Operation Enduring Freedom, Operation Iraqi
Freedom, preemptive action, September 11, terrorism, weapons of mass destruction

Lsn 25: In-class Writing Assignment 2 Osama Bin Laden, “Letter to the American
People” (Envisioning, 587)

Lsn 26: Discussion of Huntington, Samuel The Clash of Civilizations and the Remaking
of World Order, Intro and Part I

Lsn 27: Discussion of Huntington, Samuel The Clash of Civilizations and the Remaking
of World Order, Parts II-III

Lsn 28: Discussion of Huntington, Samuel The Clash of Civilizations and the Remaking
of World Order, Parts IV-V

Lsn 29: Exam Review

OFFICE HOURS: Except on rare occasions, I will be in my office on Tuesdays and
Thursdays from 11:00 to 12:00 for walk-ins and would be happy to meet with you by
appointment at other times.

ACADEMIC HONESTY: Refer to the Student Handbook and Undergraduate Bulletin
for specific guidance on academic honesty and plagiarism. Suffice it to say that any
representation of another’s work as your own or other form of cheating will not be
tolerated and may result in getting an F for the work involved or in the course as well as
other disciplinary action to include probation, suspension, and/or expulsion. Papers will
be documented using MLA or APA parenthetical documentation. Among other places,
the documentation formats may be obtained at the USM library’s website Upon request, students will turn in a disc copy of the
paper, and the instructor reserves the right to use plagiarism detection software on any
product a student submits for a grade.
CLASSROOM CONDUCT: The goal is to have an environment that facilitates
learning, respects both students and the instructor, and fosters an atmosphere of civility
and proper decorum. Students who create disturbances by arriving late, talking, having
cell phones ring, engaging in activities unrelated to the academic subject matter,
interrupting, distracting other students, being rude, or any other conduct inappropriate for
a learning environment will be told to leave the classroom and will receive an F for that
day’s grade.

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               World Civilization First Paragraph Writing Assignment
                          Grading Rubric (50 points total)

Introductory sentence (thesis)        10 points
First proof                           10 points
Second proof                          10 points
Third proof                           10 points
Concluding sentence                   5 points
Overall readability                   5 points

                        World Civilization Writing Assignment
                          Grading Rubric (300 points total)

___/10pts. Thesis: Articulation of clear, coherent, and forceful thesis statement. Thesis is
related to one of the subjects assigned in the syllabus. Thesis is first sentence.

___/10pts. Proofs: Paragraph clearly states three proofs that best prove the thesis.

___/5pts. Conclusion: Concluding sentence summarizes introductory paragraph.
___/50pts. Cause and Effect: Discussion of proofs demonstrates cause and effect.

___/25pts. Factually Correct: Paper is historically correct, includes necessary relevant
facts, and does not become an editorial or opinion piece.

___/25pts. Vocabulary and Development: Paper shows familiarity with the vocabulary
associated with the subject. Uses ID & SIGS as appropriate. Student demonstrates ability
to put thoughts in his own words. Sufficiently develops the subject. Conforms to length
requirement in syllabus.

___/25pts. Conclusion: Concluding paragraph is a restatement of thesis/argument
without sounding redundant or introducing new material beyond the scope of the paper.

___/25pts. Grammar: Punctuation, capitalization, spelling, verb tense, sentence structure,
voice, etc conform to rules of standard English.

___/50pts. Structure/Organization: Ideas flow logically from one another and all point
back to the thesis statement. Paper can be read in a single rapid reading. Each paragraph
has a topic sentence that reflects the main idea of the paragraph. BLUF.

___/25pts. Citations and Format: Proper formatting and use of citations IAW MLA

___/50pts. Sources: Reliable, college level, and expert sources. No overreliance on a
single source. Not a simple regurgitation of material presented in class. Reflective of
significant outside research. Conforms to requirement for sources in the syllabus.

                           Chapter Presentation Grade Sheet

25 points Makes keys points of the chapters (includes five ID & SIGs and three short
answer questions)
25 points Places material in context of the rise of the West and/or globalization
25 points Generates group discussion
25 points Demonstrates oral communication skill

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