Western Civilization 2

History 102

Winter 2007       MWF 9:00-10:05      200 CTC


Dr. Erika Lindgren                                                              Supplemental Instruction:

314 Luther Hall                                                                        Alberto Lazo-Hulme

352-8201                                                         Email:alberto.lazo-hulme@wartburg.edu

erika.lindgren@wartburg.edu                                                   SI Instruction time

http://faculty.wartburg.edu/lindgrene                                          SI Instruction place

Office Hours: By appointment and

MF 10:45-11:45 / T 3:00-4:00



Course Description

The second of two surveys of the history of Western Civilization, this course is designed to introduce students to the political, social, economic, religious, and cultural developments of major civilizations associated historically with European and European-influenced societies since 1500. 


Course Goals:  By the end of the term you should be able to:

1.      Express a broad understanding of why and how western civilization developed since 1500.  This is the “Big Picture.”

2.      Show knowledge of some of the key historical figures and events that shaped this part of western civilization.

3.      Read, discuss, and write about primary source documents.

4.      Understand how historians practice their craft.

5.      Uncover some of the links between our current society and that of the past.


Required Texts


۰Lynn Hunt et al., The Making of the West: Peoples and Cultures- A Concise History, Vol. II: since 1340.   New York: Bedford/St. Martin, 2007


۰Katharine J. Lualdi, Sources of the Making of the West: People and Cultures- A Concise History, Vol II: Since 1340, 2nd ed.  New York: Bedford/St. Martin’s, 2007.



Readings- You are responsible for the readings assigned in this syllabus.  On the day that they are assigned you should complete them before class. Always bring the day’s/week’s reading to class. Taking notes on what you read, on your computer, in a notebook, or in the margins of the text, will assist you in summarizing and remembering the major points of the texts.  Despite its ease, highlighting is rarely helpful.   


Exams- There will be three exams in this course.  They will not be cumulative, expect for a portion of Exam 3 [given during finals].  A study guide will be distributed about one week before the exam.


Paper- There is one paper in this course.  It is due March 30.  The paper is to be 5 pages in length and will be based on primary sources.  Please submit the paper through Turnitin.com.


Quizzes- Occasional announced quizzes will be given.


Late work will not be accepted unless prior arrangement has been made with the professor


Participation-Students are expected to ask and answer questions, and take part in any classroom discussion.  Any in-class writing assignments will count towards your participation grade.



Grading and Attendance Policy


Paper                           20%

Exam 1             20%

Exam 2             20%

Exam 3             20%

Quizzes                        10%

Participation                 10%


You are responsible for all material covered in the classes you miss.  If you miss more than 10% of the class meetings, your final course grade will be docked.    Missing class also means you can not contribute to your participation in class.  If you fail to turn in the long paper or take any of the exams, you will receive a grade of F for the course.


Honor Code/Plagiarism

Plagiarism is the representation of the work or ideas of others as your own.  Plagiarism can result from failing to cite a source, giving sufficient credit to the original authors, closely paraphrasing without attribution, and direct copying.  The Academic Policies Committee of Student Senate and the Honor Council have asked faculty to remind students that they have a “…responsibility to promote academic honesty by opposing cheating and plagiarism and reporting dishonest work”.  All forms of plagiarism and cheating will result in severe academic penalties, which include receiving a failing grade for the course.  ALL WORK YOU TURN IN MUST BE YOUR OWN PRODUCED FOR THIS CLASS!


By attending Wartburg College, students are demonstrating their dedication to the Honor Code.  The Honor Code reminds students of their responsibility to promote academic honesty by opposing cheating and plagiarism and reporting dishonest work.  This is a reminder of your obligation to the Honor Code (from the policy developed by students and overseen by the Student Senate, the Honor Council, and the Academic Ombudsperson).



Special Needs

"The Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 (ADA) provides protection from illegal discrimination for qualified individuals with disabilities.  Students requesting instructional accommodations due to disabilities must arrange for such accommodations by contacting the Dean of Students Alexander Smith.  He can be reached at the Student Life Office, Wartburg College, Luther Hall 206, 352-8260, <lex@wartburg.edu>"


Classroom policies:

            1.   Arrive promptly

2.      Please turn off all cell phones, pagers, beepers, and noisy watches.

3.      You may only record my classes with my permission.

4.      If you know you must leave early, let me know before class and sit near the door.

5.      Limit exiting and reentering the classroom during the class period.  It is disruptive to your fellow students and distracting to the professor.

6.      Make sure you put your name on everything you turn in!

7.      Follow the directions on all assignments!  It will save headaches and heartaches.

8.      I have nothing against food and drink in the classroom.  Just make sure it is not too messy, smelly, or noisy- NO chips!!  AND PICK UP AFTER YOURSELF!


Schedule of Classes: Readings to be completed before class on the day they are listed.


Week 1 (January 8-14)

M        Introductions


W        Read: Hunt, 463-471; Sources, v-xiv


F          Read: Sources- Gomes Eanes De Zurara


Week 2 (January 15-21)

M        Read: Hunt, Chapter 12

shortened class period- 8:45-9:35


W        Read: Sources- Martin Luther, Saint Ignatius of Loyola, Edict of Nantes


F          Read: Sources- Trial of Suzanne Gaudry


Week 3 (January 22-28)

M        Read: Hunt Chapter 13


W        Read: Sources- Louis de Rouvroy, The English Bill of Rights


F          Read: Sources- Ludwig Fabritius, True and Exact Relation of the Raising. . .  Vienna


Week 4 (January 29- February 4)

M        Read: Hunt Chapter 14


W        Read- Sources: Olaudah Equiano, Tsar Peter I and Alexei response


F          Exam 1  Study Guide for Exam


Week 5 (February 5 - 11)

M        Read: Hunt Chapter 15


W        Read: Sources- Montesquieu, Mary Astell, The Salon of Madame Geoffrin


F          Read: Sources- Jacques-Louis Ménétra, Adam Smith, Frederick II


Week 6 (February 12 - 18)

M        Read: Hunt, Chapter 16


W        Read: Sources- Abbé Sieyès, National Assembly


F          Read: Sources- Olympe de Gouges, Napoleon in Egypt, Napoleon Bonaparte


Week 7 (February 19 -25)

M        Read: Hunt Chapter 17


W        Read: Sources- T. B. Macaulay, Joseph Mazzini

Ash Wed. classes dismiss at 9:50 and reconvene at 11 a.m. (chapel service)


F          Read: Sources- Factory Rules in Berlin, Friedrich Engels, Sándor Petofi


Week 8 (February 26 – March 4)

M        Read: Hunt, Chapter 18


W        Read: Sources-Peter Kropótkin, Krupa Sattianadan


F          Exam 2  Study Guide

Winter Break begins 5:35 p.m. Friday, March 2nd  through March 11th 


Week 9 (March 12 - 18)

M        Read: Hunt, Chapter 19


W        Read: Sources- Jules Ferry, Rudyard Kipling


F          Read: Sources- Ernest Edwin Williams, Emmeline Pankhurst


Week 10 (March 19 – 25)


      Read: Hunt. Chapter 20


W        Read: Sources- 2 Soldier’s Views, L. Doriat


F          Read: Sources- Benito Mussolini, Adolf Hitler


Week 11 (March 26 –  April 1)

M        Read: Hunt, Chapter 21


W        Read: Sources- Joseph Goebbels, Neville Chamberlain, Memories of the Holocaust


F          NO Reading- paper due


Week 12 (April 2 - 8)

M        Read: Hunt, Chapter 22


W        Read: Sources- Cominform, Simone de Beauvoir, Béla Lipták


Easter Break begins at 5:35 on Thursday, April 5th, through April 9th


Week 13 (April 9 - 15)

      No Classes, offices closed


W        Read: Hunt, Chapter 23


F          Read: Sources- Josef Smrkovský, Student Voices



Finals Week (April 16 - 22) FINALS WEEK


Exam 3- Wednesday April 18, 8-10 am.


The professor reserves the right to make changes to syllabus, and will notify students when she does so.