Critical examination of major themes and topics as well as advanced research in the current scholarly literature in the field of world history. Emphasizes the reconceptualizations needed to research and write world history. Subject areas may include, but are not limited to, political, economic, intellectual, cultural, social, and environmental history.
- Organize the major historical themes and issues in world history as presented and debated in the scholarly literature.
- Analyze the specific characteristics of, and similarities and differences between, works of major world historians.
- Assess the theoretical and empirical approaches these historians take to the study of world history.
- Participate in the scholarly discussion of a topic in world history on the Listserv H-WORLD.
- Evaluate the theoretical and empirical claims that the historians on the Listserv make with regard to world history.
- Compose a professional commentary that integrates course materials and library resources into a position paper that assesses the historians’ Listserv discussion.
- Produce a book review of publishable quality on a recent world history monograph.
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