HISTORY 195 - The Writing of History
Fall 2020, Section 001 - China and the Middle East: Communications and Exchanges
Instruction Mode: Section 001 is  Online (see other Sections below)
Subject: History (HISTORY)
Department: LSA History
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Details

Credits:
4
Requirements & Distribution:
FYWR
Waitlist Capacity:
unlimited
Other Course Info:
This course may not be included in a History major. F.
Repeatability:
May not be repeated for credit.
Primary Instructor:

Description

How did papermaking become a globally circulated technology after its invention in China? How did Islam spread outside the Middle East? Why does China promote to rejuvenate the Ancient Silk Road in the contemporary international stage? This course will lead students to a new perspective of transnational history and examine China and the Middle East as interconnected and mutually constituted entities. The course covers the time periods from the Ancient Silk Road (2BCE-18CE) to the contemporary Belt and Road Initiative (2013- ), and depicts a grand picture of long-durée communications between two geographical areas. We shall focus on the contours of material exchanges, technology transfers, long-distance traveling, and the spread of ideas and religious beliefs. Through this course, students will enhance global perspectives and increase understanding of non-US societies.

Course Requirements:

3 Essays, One Final Research Paper, Grade based on Writing Assignments and In-Class Participation.

Schedule

HISTORY 195 - The Writing of History
Schedule Listing
001 (REC)
 Online
12301
Closed
0
3Y1
6Enrollment Management
-
MW 4:00PM - 5:30PM
Note: Section 001, China and the Middle East. Instruction is remote and a mixture of synchronous and asynchronous. Enrolled students are expected to be available remotely during scheduled class times. Remote-only students are welcome.
002 (REC)
 Online
12302
Closed
0
1Y1
6Enrollment Management
-
WF 1:00PM - 2:30PM
Note: Section 002, Childhoold in Postward US: This course is remote with a mixture of synchronous and asynchronous instruction. Enrolled students are expected to be available remotely during scheduled class times.
003 (REC)
 Online
19857
Closed
0
 
6Enrollment Management
-
TuTh 4:00PM - 5:30PM
Note: Section 003, Decolonization of Africa: Instruction is remote and a mixture of synchronous and asynchronous. Enrolled students are expected to be available remotely during scheduled class times. Remote-only students are welcome.
004 (REC)
 Online
30897
Closed
0
 
6Enrollment Management
-
MW 4:00PM - 5:30PM
Note: Section 004, Women's Voices: Instruction is remote and a mixture of synchronous and asynchronous. Every effort will be made to hold class synchronously at the designated class rime as frequently as possible. Enrolled students are expected to be available remotely during scheduled class times.

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