In the classroom, I seek to engage students in thinking historically. By working with primary and secondary sources, we don't just learn what happened in the past. Rather, we come to understand people and events of the past within their context, appreciate their complexity, perceive change and continuity across time, figure out what caused events, and see the role of chance (contingency) in creating the world in which we live.
Examination of global progress in major civilizations from prehistoric times to the present emphasizing the economic, social, cultural, intellectual and political trends motivating human beings. Note: 101 and 102 do not have to be taken in sequential order. Three hours per week with enhancement. Meets General Education IIA or IIB (Prior to Fall 2008: IIA).