History 380: Twentieth Century World


Syllabus Day Topics and Assignments 8/26 --Introduction: Why study a century?



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Syllabus
Day Topics and Assignments
8/26 --Introduction: Why study a century?

8/31 * Reading assignment: Twentieth Century (TC), chapters 1, 2; Season of Blood, Prologue and chapter 1.



--Africa and colonial power.

 

9/2 * Reading assignment: Season of Blood, chapter 2.



--The imperial U.S.

 

9/7 Labor Day Holiday—no class.


9/9 * Reading assignment: TC chapter 4; Season of Blood, chapter 3.

-- World War I


9/14 * Reading assignment: TC chapter 4; Season of Blood, chapter 4.

--Oil creates the Middle East.


9/16 * Reading assignment: TC, chapter 4; Season of Blood, chapter 5.

--Socialism and the revolution in Russia.

 

9/21 * Reading assignment: TC, chapter 6; Season of Blood, chapter 6.



--Fascism and totalitarianism.

 

9/23 * Reading assignment: TC chapter 3, chapter 5; Season of Blood, chapter 7.



--China’s civil war.

9/28 * Reading assignment: complete Season of Blood, discussion. The following link is to an interview with

Fergal Keane: http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/pages/frontline/shows/ghosts/interviews/keane.html

 

9/30 * Reading assignment: TC chapter 4.



--The Global Depression.

 

10/5 * Reading assignment: TC chapter 3, chapter 5, chapter 6.



--The rise of militarism in Japan.
10/7 * Reading assignment: TC chapter 5.

--Latin America before WWII.

 

10/12 No class. Furlough.


10/14 *Reading assignments: TC, chapter 6, pages 128-9.

--Anti-Semitism and the Shoah.

 

10/19 Review for Midterm exam.



 

10/21 MIDTERM EXAM.

 

10/26 * Reading assignment: TC chapter 8, begin Nine Parts of Desire.



--The Soviet Union after Stalin.

 

10/28 * Reading assignment: TC chapter 15, pages 292-95; continue Nine Parts of Desire.



--Occupied Japan.

11/2 * Reading assignment: TC chapter 7, 10; continue Nine Parts of Desire.



--Containment in Europe and Asia.

 

11/4 *Readings: TC, chapter 14; continue Nine Parts of Desire.



--Africa after WWII.

11/9 * Reading assignment: TC Chapter 15; continue Nine Parts of Desire.



--The Post-War Middle East

 

11/11 No class, Veteran’s Day.



 

11/16 * Reading assignment: Complete Nine Parts of Desire, discussion.

 

11/18 *Reading assignment: TC chapter 11.



--Latin America Since WWII

 

11/23  Furlough * Reading assignment: TC chapter 14.



 

11/25 Thanksgiving Holiday—no class.


11/30 *Reading assignment: TC chapter 9.

--Utopian Socialism in China.

 

12/2 * Reading assignment: TC chapter 13.



--India and Southeast Asia.

 

12/7 * Reading assignment: TC chapters 15 and 16.



--The Japanese Model and the New Capitalisms.

* Reading assignment: TP chapter 17.

--China’s Environmental Nightmare
12/9 Review for final exam.

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