2 Discussions

Module 2:

How did Africans respond to the slave trade? How might attitudes have changed from the Trans-Saharan to the Trans-Atlantic networks?


Module 3:

Based on the reading, “A Visit to the Wife of Suleiman the Magnificient,” what was the role of women in the Islamic World?


Module 4:

Visit https://www.ngv.vic.gov.au/exhibition/a-golden-age-of-china/ and https://etcweb.princeton.edu/asianart/timeperiod_china.jsp?ctry=China&pd=Qing. Using what you’ve read about the arts and Qing Emperors, what is the significance of the devotions to arts and literature by the Manchu dynasty to their rule in China?


Module 7:

Based on Montesquieu’s The Spirit of the Laws, what system of government does Montesquieu support? Why? Do you agree or disagree?


Module 8:

How did the Enlightenment inspire the American and French Revolutions?


Module 9:

After reading the “Evidence Given before the Sadler Committee,” what surprised you most? Why?


Module 10:

Pick on of the primary source documents assigned in Module 10. What is the central argument made in this document? How does it fit within the conversation of the 19th century in Europe? Can we make any connections to East Asia?


Module 11:

How does nationalism influence imperialism? Provide examples.


Module 12:

Pick one (1) topic discussed in this week’s readings and share what you learned. What about this topic surprised you? Why? (ex. Gender, women, nationalism, militarism, etc)


Module 14:

Looking back over the semester, what is a common thread/theme/idea that you have seen appear consistently throughout each module? How did this theme appear in Module 14? Be sure to highlight commonalities across geographic location.




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