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Monday 01.13.2020

WELCOME to World Civilizations to 1500

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COVID-19 Daily Quizzes

Beginning Thursday March 19 (and every following Tuesday and Thursdays there will be a daily ONLINE quiz (on CANVAS). Each quiz will be worth 10 points and should be taken on the same day of the lecture. The quiz will typically be single question on the material covered in that lecture. (In other words, if you listen to the lecture you should be able to answer the question).

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discussion sections

Section 1 - 11:15-12:05
(271 WILLARD)
TA: Yilan Luo

Section 3 - 11:15-12:05
(370 WILLARD)
TA: Matthew Douthitt

Section 5 - 10:10-11:00
(271 WILLARD)
TA: Matthew Douthitt

Section 7 - 12:20-1:10
(268 WILLARD)
TA: Yilan Luo

 


Week 1

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Jan 14 (TU): Introduction to Course
Jan 16 (TH): The First Revolutions: Food and Sex
Jan 17 (FRI): DISCUSSION SECTION

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

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

Week 2

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Jan 21 (TU): Why Cities?
Jan 23 (TH): Beer: The Foundation of Civilization
Jan 24 (FRI):DISCUSSION SECTION

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

Week 3

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Jan 28 (TU):Environmental Apocalypse?
Jan 30 (TH):Sorting Fact from Fiction: The Ancient World
Jan 31 (FRI):DISCUSSION SECTION

READINGS: 78-83 [alt] (Tues); 111-116 [alt](Thurs) 
iWORK: No Assignment
PODCAST: Indus Seal (Tues); Minoan Bull-leaper (Thurs);

Week 4

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Feb 4 (TU):[No Class]
Feb 6 (TH):China & the Mandate of Heaven
Feb 7 (FRI)DISCUSSION SECTION (Map Quiz #1)

READINGS: 146-152 [alt] (Thurs); 191-195 [alt](Thurs);
MAP QUIZ GUIDE: Map Study Guide #1 (Blank version)
PODCAST:Chinese Zhou Ritual Vessel(Thurs); Chinese Bronze Bell (Thurs);

Week 5

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Feb 11 (TU):Oracles: Seeing the Future to Understand the Past
Feb 13 (TH):Wine in Greece and Rome
Feb 14 (FRI):DISCUSSION SECTION

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

Week 6

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Feb 18 (TU):Mid-term Quiz #1 [STUDY GUIDE]
Feb 20 (TH):Race & Ethnicity in the Ancient World
Feb 21 (FRI)DISCUSSION SECTION

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

Week 7

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Feb 25 (TU):Roman Heroes: Marvel or DC?
Feb 27 (TH):Byzantium & Saving the Roman Empire
Feb 28 (FRI):DISCUSSION SECTION [AENEID]


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

Week 8

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March 3 (TU):Poetry, State and Understanding Li Bai's China
March 5 (TH):BOOK QUIZ (ENTIRE book) [STUDY GUIDE]
March 6 (FRI):DISCUSSION SECTION

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

Week 9

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March 9-13: Spring Break


Week 10 - COVID-19 ONLINE Week #1

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March 17 (TU):COVID-19 Reboot (Log on via zoom)
March 19 (TH):Rise of Islam: Baghdad's Thousand and One Nights
March 20 (FRI): VIDEO OUTLINE: Empire of Faith 

READINGS: 294-300 [alt](Tues); 333-338 [alt](Tues); 477-481 [alt](Thurs);  
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;

Week 11

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March 24 (TU): Timbuktu
March 26 (TH): Primers on How to Rule
March 27 (FRI):DISCUSSION SECTION Map Quiz #2

READINGS: 404-409 [alt] (Tues); 203-208 [alt](Thurs); 269-275 [alt] (Thurs);
iWORK: Tale of Genji (optional)
PODCAST & IMAGES: Ife Head (Tues); Pillar of Ashoka (Thurs); Gold Coins of Kumaragupta I (Thurs)

Week 12

example graphic March 31 (T): Understanding Love & Sex in Heian Japan
April 2   (TH): Foods & Spices
April 3  (FRI): DISCUSSION [End of Section #2]

READINGS: 372-377 [alt] (Tues); 410-415 [alt](Thurs);
PODCAST & IMAGES: Japanese Bronze Mirror (Tues); Hoxne Pepper Pot(Thurs)
QUIZ #2 STUDY GUIDE: STUDY GUIDE

Week 13

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April 7 (TU):   Life in the Year c. 1,000
April 9 (TH):   Mongolians From the Steppes
April 10 (FRI):Mid-term Quiz #2

READINGS:361-365 [alt(Tues)393-397 [alt(Tues); 410-415 [alt](Thurs); 477-481 [alt] (Thurs)
iWORK: In the Footsteps of Marco Polo
PODCAST & IMAGES:
Vale of York Hoard (Tues); Lewis Chessmen (Tues); Jade Dragon Cup (Thurs); The David Vases (Thurs);

Week 14

April 14 (TU): Death & Disease
April 16 (TH): Süleyman the Magnificient
April 17 (FRI): DISCUSSION SECTION (Map Quiz #3)

READINGS:458-463 [alt](Thurs)
MAP QUIZ GUIDE: Map Quiz #3 - STUDY GUIDE; BLANK VERSION
PODCAST: Tughra of Suleiman the Magnificient (Thurs)

Week 15

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April 21 (TU) Duher's Rhinoceros
April 23 (TH) 1492: A New World?
April 24 (FRI):DISCUSSION SECTION

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

Week 16

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April 28 (TU):A Colonizer's Model of the World
April 30 (TH):Mid-term Quiz #3
May 1 (FRI):

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


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