HIS 112
Unit 16: The Emergence of the Pacific Rim


As I note at the end of HIS 111, "you can never get enough photos of the Kremlin." Here is another view, looking across the Moscow River.

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What you must do in this unit SUBMIT
  • Submit the required Reflective paragraph (20 points).
  • Post in the discussion board a comment on what you found most interesting about your study of history in HIS 112 and include a suggestion for improving the course. Suggestions are very valuable as we are always making revisions to the course (5 points).

What you can do in this unit

Some videos that you can watch for this unit Extra Credit Options

  • For up to 10 points of extra credit, write a short paragraph in which you explain why you think it is important to study history (check these two links for more information, Historians and Why we study history).
  • For up to 10 points of extra credit, choose one of the famous quotes about the study of history--scroll down that page to find a list of quotes--(Get permission from your instructor first.) and write a long paragraph in which you explain who the author of the quote was, what he/she meant by the quote and then your evaluation of the quote's accuracy. You can also use the material on these two links, Historians and Why We Study History. Don't forget to cite your sources.
Unit Learning Objectives
  • Upon successful completion of this unit and with the completion of your reflective paragraph, you will have demonstrated your mastery of the course goals and objectives in the course, which are
    • Establish a chronology of historical events in the world since 1600 CE.
    • Explain the changing geopolitical structures of world civilizations up until 1600 CE.
    • Define the importance of key individuals and developments in world civilizations since 1600 CE.
    • Identify the social, economic and political forces at work in the evolution of the world’s modern civilizations.
    • Recognize and describe the significance of some of the cultural achievements of world civilizations since 1600 CE.
    • Analyze complex historical sources and materials and reach conclusions based on interpretations of those materials.

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