HISTORY 610 - Graduate Colloquium in World and Global History
Section: 001
Term: FA 2017
Subject: History (HISTORY)
Department: LSA History
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This graduate colloquium introduces students to world and global history as a research and teaching field. World history operates on a far larger scale of space and time than most historians are accustomed to, as practitioners make arguments and connections that stretch across the usual geographical and/or chronological boundaries. This course offers you a chance to “think big,” and the opportunity to set your regional and chronological specialties into wider frameworks. Even if you do not decide to become a world historian, this colloquium aims to open new perspectives on your own area of interest.

We will read some of the most interesting and important new work being done in world/global history today — but we will also take note of some classic studies that defined the field and that continue to exert a strong influence. The reading list emphasizes studies of the modern world, i.e., during the last 500 years or so, but the syllabus also aims to provide historiographical breadth (geographical, chronological) and variety (in purpose, audience, and methodology). Taken as a whole, the course sketches the major approaches that world historians have taken, identifying the methods and theories they have employed, and considering some of the main disputes that have arisen. Since it is meant to give students familiarity with world history as a teaching field, too, we will conclude by considering the pedagogical issues, and how best to present these approaches in the classroom.

HISTORY 610 - Graduate Colloquium in World and Global History
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001 (REC)
Tu 10:00AM - 1:00PM
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