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Monday 08.23.2021

WELCOME to World Civilizations to 1500

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Daily Quizzes

Beginning Wednesday August 25, there will be a quiz at the end of each lecture Each quiz will be worth 10 points and will be taken at the end of the lecture. The quiz will typically be one question on the material covered in that lecture. (In other words, if you show up you should be able to answer the question).

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discussion sections

Section 1 - 10:10-11:00
(105 EE WEST)
TA: Zac Clark

Section 2 - 10:10-11:00
(117 EE WEST)
TA: Tashi Namgyal

Section 3 - 12:20-1:10
(202 EE WEST)
TA: Zac Clark

Section 4 - 12:20-1:10
(107 EE WEST)
TA: Tashi Namgyal

 


Week 1

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Aug 23 (MON): Introduction to Course
Aug 25 (WED): The First Revolutions: Food and Sex
Aug 27  (FRI):  DISCUSSION SECTION

READINGS: (refers to MacGregor's A History of the World in 100 Objects): 9-14 [alt](Wed); 33-36 [alt] (Wed); 37-42 [alt] (Wed)

iWORK:3D Ain Sakhri Lovers
PODCAST: Olduvai Stone Chopping Tool (Wed); Bird Shaped Pestle (Wed), Ain Sakhri Lovers Figurine (Wed)

Week 2

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Aug 30 (MON):Why Cities?
Sept 1 (WED): Beer: The Foundation of Civilization
Sept 3 (FRI):   DISCUSSION SECTION

READINGS:43-46 [alt] (Mon); 69-79 [alt] (Mon); 96-101 [alt] (Wed); 90-94 [alt] (Wed)
iWORK: Epic of Gilgamesh (FRI) (Graphic Novel Version)
PODCAST: Egyptian Clay Model of Cattle (Mon); Standard of Ur (Mon); Flood Tablet (Wed); Early Writing Tablet (Wed)

Week 3

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Sept 6 (MON):LABOR DAY - NO CLASS
Sept 8 (WED):Environmental Apocalypse
Sept 10 (FRI):DISCUSSION SECTION

READINGS: 78-83 [alt] (Mon);
iWORK: No Assignment
PODCAST: Indus Seal (Mon);

Week 4

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Sept 13 (MON):China & the Mandate of Heaven
Sept 15 (WED):Sorting Fact from Fiction: The Ancient World
Sept 17 (FRI):   DISCUSSION SECTION (Map Quiz #1)

READINGS: 146-152 [alt] (Mon); 191-195 [alt](Mon);111-116 [alt](Wed) 
MAP QUIZ GUIDE: Map Study Guide #1 (Blank version)
PODCAST:Chinese Zhou Ritual Vessel(Mon); Chinese Bronze Bell (Mon); Minoan Bull-leaper (Wed)

Week 5

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Sept 20 (MON):Oracles: Seeing the Future to Understand the Past
Sept 22 (WED):Wine in Greece and Rome
Sept 24 (FRI):  DISCUSSION SECTION

READINGS: 158-162 [alt] (Mon); 171-176 [alt] (Wed); 228-234 [alt] (Wed)
iWORK: Oracle at Delphi Not Just Hot Air; Oracle of Delphi;
PODCAST: Gold Coin of Croesus(Mon); Parthenon Sculpture (Wed); Warren Cup (Wed);

Week 6

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Sept 27 (MON):Mid-term Quiz #1 [STUDY GUIDE]
Sept 29 (WED):Race & Ethnicity in the Ancient World
Oct 1 (FRI):     DISCUSSION SECTION

READINGS:None
PODCAST: None
QUIZ #1 STUDY GUIDE: STUDY GUIDE

Week 7

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Oct 4 (MON):Roman Heroes: Marvel or DC?
Oct 6 (WED):Byzantium & Saving the Roman Empire
Oct 8 (FRI):  DISCUSSION SECTION [AENEID]


READINGS:
221-227 [alt] (Mon); 431-436 [alt] (Wed)
iWORK: Hagia Sophia 360 degree tour;Istanbul tour
PODCAST & IMAGES:Head of Augustus (Wed); Icon of the Triumph of Orthodoxy (Wed);

Week 8

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Oct 11 (MON):Poetry, State and Understanding Li Bai's China
Oct 13 (WED):BOOK QUIZ (ENTIRE book) [STUDY GUIDE ] MAP
Oct 15 (FRI):  DISCUSSION SECTION

READINGS:351-359 [alt] (Mon); The Banished Immortal (ENTIRE book)
STUDY GUIDE: Banished Immortal
PODCAST & IMAGES: Chinese Tang Tomb Figures 

Week 9

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Oct 18 (MON):Rise of Islam: Baghdad's Thousand and One Nights
Oct 20 (WED):Timbuktu
Oct 22 (FRI):  Map Quiz #2

READINGS: 294-300 [alt](Mon); 333-338 [alt](Mon); 477-481 [alt](Wed);  
MAP QUIZ GUIDE: Map Quiz #2 Study Guide [Blank Study Version]
iWORK: The Al-hambra
PODCAST & IMAGES: Gold Coins of Abd al-Malik; Harem Wall-painting fragments; Ife Head

Week 10

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Oct 25 (MON): Primers on How to Rule
Oct 27 (WED): Understanding Love & Sex in Heian Japan
Oct 29 (FRI):   DISCUSSION SECTION

READINGS: 203-208 [alt](Mon); 269-275 [alt] (Mon); 372-377 [alt](Wed);
iWORK: Tale of Genji (optional)
PODCAST & IMAGES: Pillar of Ashoka (Mon); Gold Coins of Kumaragupta I (Mon); Japanese Bronze Mirror (Wed)

Week 11

example graphic Nov 1 (MON): Mid-term Quiz #2
Nov 3 (WED): Foods & Spices
Nov 5 (FRI):   DISCUSSION

READINGS: 410-415 [alt](Wed);
PODCAST & IMAGES: Hoxne Pepper Pot(Wed)
QUIZ #2 STUDY GUIDE: STUDY GUIDE

Week 12

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Nov 8 (MON):   Life in the Year c. 1,000
Nov 10 (WED): Mongolians From the Steppes
Nov 12 (FRI):   DISCUSSION - Map Quiz #3

READINGS:361-365 [alt] (Mon); 393-397 [alt] (Mon); 410-415 [alt](Wed); 477-481 [alt] (Wed)
MAP QUIZ GUIDE: Map Quiz #3 STUDY GUIDE; BLANK VERSION
PODCAST & IMAGES: Vale of York Hoard (Mon); Lewis Chessmen (Mon); Jade Dragon Cup (Wed); The David Vases (Wed);

Week 13

example graphic Nov 15  (MON): Death & Disease
Nov 17  (WED): Süleyman the Magnificient
Nov 19 (FRI):    DISCUSSION

READINGS:458-463 [alt](Wed)
PODCAST: Tughra of Suleiman the Magnificient (Wed)

Week 14

example graphic Nov 22-26: Thanksgiving Break


Week 15

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Nov 29 (MON):Dürer's Rhinoceros
Dec 1 (WED): 1492: A New World?
Dec 3 (FRI):   DISCUSSION

READINGS:482-485 [alt] (Mon); 497-500 [alt] (Mon); 470-475 [alt] (Wed); 545-551 [alt] (Wed); 573-579 [alt] (Wed)
PODCAST & IMAGES: Dürer's Rhinoceros (Mon); Benin Plaque (Mon); Inca Gold Llama (Wed); Mexican Codex Map (Wed); North American Buckskin Map (Wed)

Week 16

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Dec 6 (MON): A Colonizer's Model of the World
Dec 8 (WED): Mid-term Quiz #3
Dec 10 (FRI):  DISCUSSION

READINGS: 449-455 [alt] (Mon); 566-571 [alt] (Wed)
QUIZ #3 STUDY GUIDE: STUDY GUIDE
PODCAST: Hoa Hakananai'a Easter Island (Mon); Hawaiian Feather Helmet Feather (Mon);


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