Course Schedule

History of Civilization

Since 1648

HIS 113, Sections D & H, Georgetown College

Schedule: The following tentative schedule should be used as a guide for the completion of assignments and readings. Assigned readings should be completed by the class date listed in the left column.


INTRODUCTION

Jan. 17
Introduction to the Course


THE AGE OF ABSOLUTISM & DIVINE-RIGHT MONARCHY
1603-1763

Jan. 19
Origins of Western Civilization to 1648; Absolutism and Divine-Right Monarchy

  • Perry et al., Western Civilization, 377-386

Jan. 22
Absolutism and Louis XIV of France

  • Perry et al., Western Civilization, 386-392

Jan. 24
Absolutism and the Stuarts of England; the English Civil War

  • Perry et al., Western Civilization, 392-399

Jan. 26
The Restoration, and the Glorious Revolution in England; Absolutism in Central and Eastern Europe

  • Perry et al., Western Civilization, 399-409


THE AGE OF DEMOCRATIC REVOLUTION
1763-1815

Jan. 29
The Scientific Revolution

  • Perry et al., Western Civilization, 410-427

Jan. 31
The Enlightenment

  • Perry et al., Western Civilization, 428-451

Feb. 2
The Second Hundred Years War (1689-1815) and the American Revolution

  • Perry et al., Western Civilization, 451-461

Feb. 5
The American Revolution

  • Perry et al., Western Civilization, 456-461

Feb. 7
French Revolution: Background Causes

  • Perry et al., Western Civilization, 462-473

Feb. 9
Exam 1

Feb. 12
French Revolution, 1789-1791

  • Perry et al., Western Civilization, 473-478

Feb. 14
French Revolution, 1792-1799

  • Perry et al., Western Civilization, 478-489

Feb. 16
French Revolution: Napoleonic France and the Napoleonic Wars, 1799-1815

  • Perry et al., Western Civilization, 490-508, 561-565


THE NINETEENTH CENTURY: THE AGE OF "ISMS"
1815-1914

Feb. 19
Conservatism and Romanticism

  • Perry et al., Western Civilization, 531-546

Feb. 21
Industrialism

  • Perry et al., Western Civilization, 509-530, 637-649

Feb. 23
Industrialism

  • Perry et al., Western Civilization, 509-530, 637-649

Feb. 26
Liberalism

  • Perry et al., Western Civilization, 546-552, 565-583, 602-610

Feb. 28
Socialism, and Marxism

  • Perry et al., Western Civilization, 552-555, 596-602

Mar. 2
Nationalism

  • Perry et al., Western Civilization, 555-560, 611-636, 649-666

Mar. 5
Imperialism

  • Perry et al., Western Civilization, 667-694

Mar. 7
Exam 2

Mar. 9
Darwinism, Realism, and Modernism

  • Perry et al., Western Civilization, 584-596, 695-725, 808-834

Mar. 12
No Class-Spring Break

Mar. 14
No Class-Spring Break

Mar. 16
No Class-Spring Break


WORLD WAR I AND ITS AFTERMATH
1914-35

Mar. 19
The Origins of World War I

  • Perry et al., Western Civilization, 726-739

Mar. 21
The Origins of World War I

  • Perry et al., Western Civilization, 726-739

Mar. 23
World War I (1914-18): Military Campaigns

  • Perry et al., Western Civilization, 739-746

Mar. 26
American Entry into the World War I

  • Perry et al., Western Civilization, 746-748

Mar. 28
The Peace Settlement

  • Perry et al., Western Civilization, 748-754

Mar. 30
The Russian Revolution

  • Perry et al., Western Civilization, 754-776

Apr. 2
Economic Instability and Depression in the 1920s and 1930s

  • Perry et al., Western Civilization, 784-785, 799-807

Apr. 4
Exam 3


WORLD WAR II AND ITS AFTERMATH
1935-75

Apr. 6
Authoritarianism and Fascism in Japan, Italy, and the Soviet Union

  • Perry et al., Western Civilization, 776-783

Apr. 9
Adolph Hitler and Nazism in Germany

  • Perry et al., Western Civilization, 783-798

Apr. 11
The Origins of World War II

  • Perry et al., Western Civilization, 835-845

Apr. 13
No Class-Good Friday Observance

Apr. 16
World War II (1939-45): Military Campaigns to 1941

  • Perry et al., Western Civilization, 845-848

Apr. 18
World War II (1939-45): The Entry of the Soviet Union

  • Perry et al., Western Civilization, 848-849

Apr. 20
World War II (1939-45): The Entry of the United States

  • Perry et al., Western Civilization, 856-857
  • Iriye, ed., Pearl Harbor and the Coming of the Pacific War, all pages

Apr. 23
World War II (1939-45): The Entry of the United States

  • Perry et al., Western Civilization, 856-857
  • Iriye, ed., Pearl Harbor and the Coming of the Pacific War, all pages

Apr. 25
World War II (1939-45): Closing Phases of the War, 1941-45

  • Perry et al., Western Civilization, 857-863

Apr. 27
The Cold War: Opening Phases, l945-60

  • Perry et al., Western Civilization, 864-909

Apr. 30
The Cold War: Middle Phases, l960-75

  • Perry et al., Western Civilization, 864-909

May 2
The Cold War: Closing Phases, l975-89

  • Perry et al., Western Civilization, 864-909


FINAL EXAMs

May 7
Exam 4
for Section D (11:00 MWF) will be given on Monday, May 7, at 9:00-11:00.

May 9
Exam 4
for Section H (2:00 MWF) will be given on Wednesday, May 9, at 12:00-2:00.

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