Jul 24, 2024  
2020 Summer Session Catalogue 
2020 Summer Session Catalogue [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

HI 104-01* - World History II

Instructor: Dr. Sandra Hayslette
Location: Online Synchronous & Asynchronous See Details Below
Date/Time: Monday-Friday 9:45 a.m. - 11:45 a.m.
Credit Hours: 3

A study of the world’s major civilizations since 1500, the rise and expanding influence of the West, and the interaction between the West and non-West.

Remote Summer Session II Delivery Method:  Synchronous & Asynchronous

The 5 synchronous class sessions will occur on June 22, June 29, July 6, July 13, and July 20.  All other work will be asynchronous.  

Monday class meetings will be held via Zoom.   Invitations to the first synchronous class meeting will be sent via VMI email (for cadets) or other provided email (for non-cadets) to all who appear on the class roster by 10:00 PM on June 21.  Any late additions should email Dr. Hayslette at hayslettesd@vmi.edu for an invitation. 

Students need access to a Zoom-compatible device for synchronous Monday sessions and for attending optional office hours on other days.   Students also need regular access to Canvas to meet course due dates several times a week. 

Textbooks and materials

Purchase, rent, or borrow: 

 –Kevin Reilly, The Human Journey: A Concise Introduction to World History (2nd edition), Part II. Lanham, MD:  Rowman and Littlefield, 2019 (ISBN:  978-1538105610).

–Stuart B. Schwartz and Tatiana Seijas, Victors and Vanquished: Spanish and Nahua Views of the Fall of the Mexica Empire, 2nd edition.   The Bedford Series in History and Culture, ed. Lynn Hunt et al. Boston:  Bedford/St. Martin’s Press, 2018 ( ISBN: 978-1319094850).

–Erich Maria Remarque, All Quiet on the Western Front.  Any edition – the Ballantine, 1987 print edition (ISBN: 978-0449213940) is widely available. 

–Film, Letters from Iwo Jima, available via Netflix and many other film-streaming apps, as well as most public libraries

 Download for free via our class Canvas portal: 

–Document sets: The Siege of Constantinople; Authority and Change in 17th Century Europe; Slavery and Revolution in France and the Caribbean;  Africa and the European Gaze;  Promises and Peril at Versailles; Underpinnings of the Cold War; Meaning in the Guatemalan Civil War; introductory materials for All Quiet on the Western Front and Letters from Iwo Jima

Final Exam: July 23rd 8-11 a.m.