HIS 121 Syllabus

It’s Septmber 18, 2012–the due date for the essay topic!!

SCHEDULE OF LECTURES
Date Lecture
September 6 Introduction and Objectives/Course Requirements
Mesopotamian Civilizations
Egyptian Civilization
September 13 Egyptian Civilization (cont’d.)
Hebrew Culture
Early Greek (Minoan and Mycenaean Civilizations)
September 20 Greek and Hellenistic Civilizations
September 27 Greek and Hellenistic Civilizations (cont’d.)
Roman Civilization–Republic, Empire, and Decline
October 4 The Origins and Development of Christianity
October 11 FIRST EXAMINATION
The Byzantine Empire
Islamic Civilzation and the Early Middle Ages in the West
October 18 The Early Middle Ages (cont’d.)
The High Middle Ages–Feudalism and Serfdom
October 25 The High Middle Ages–The Papacy and the Crusades
November 1 The Later Middle Ages–Dislocation and a New Equilibrium
November 8 The Renaissance and European Overseas Expansion
The Reformation
November 15 SECOND EXAMINATION
The Reformation (cont’d.)/TD>
November 22 ESSAY DUE
Years of Crisis for Early-Modern Europe/TD>
November 29 Years of Crisis(cont’d.)
December 6 Age of Absolutism
December 13 FINAL EXAMINATION

SCHEDULE OF READINGS AND ASSIGNMENTS
Date Readings/Assignments
September 6 Chapter 1
Chapter 2 (pp.29-34)
September 13 Chapter 2 (pp.38-47)
September 20 Chapter 2 (pp.34-38)
Chapters 3 and 4
September 27 Chapter 5
Chapter 6 (pp.139-154)
October 4 Chapter 6 (pp.154-165)
Chapter 7
October 11 FIRST EXAMINATION
Chapter 8
October 18 Chapter 9
October 25 Chapter 10
November 1 Chapter 11
November 8 Chapters 12 and 13
November 15 SECOND EXAMINATION
November 22 ESSAY DUE
Chapter 14
November 29 Chapter 15
December 6 Chapter 16
December 13 FINAL EXAMINATION