History 106: Western Civilization from the Renaissance to Contemporary Times

Welcome to History 106! At this site will be posted lecture presentations
and additional readings for the course. Here I'll direct you to primary
sources to help supplement the main sources book by Lualdi.

Also, remeber to visit the study guides and research aids correlating to our texbook. The publisher's website is right here.
For the course syllabus in pdf, click here; for the same in docx, here. For the Atlas of Western Civilization, here.

All supplementary readings for the course are immediately available below, though lecture
material will be posted over the course of the semester.

Lecture Slides and Readings (In addition to the books)

Week 1: No Additional Reading
Lecture Slides: Course Overview

Week 2: Petrarch on the Italian Language
Lecture Slides: The Renaissance; Late Medieval Religion
Questions for Reading and Discussion
Link for the Sistine Chapel Tour (Vatican)

Week 3: St. Bartholomew's Day, Destruction at Magdeburg
Lecture Slides: Reformation Ideas and Conflict
Questions for Reading and Discussion

Week 4: James VI on Divine Right Theory
Lecture Slides: Political Theories
Questions for Reading and Discussion

Week 5: No Additional Reading
Lecture Slides: English Civil Wars; Tolerance & Skepticism
Questions for Reading and Discussion

Week 6: Hume on Human Understanding, Paine on Deism and Christianity
Lecture Slides: Enlightenment
Questions for Reading (No Discussion due to Midterm)

Week 7: Burke's Reflections, Paine's Rights, Napoleon's View
Lecture Slides: French Revolution
Questions for Reading and Discussion

Week 8: No Additional Reading
Lecture Slides: Industrial Revolution
Questions for Reading (No Discussion due to Papers)

Week 9: Darwin's Origin of Species
Lecture Slides: Italy & Germany
Questions for Reading and Discussion

Week 10: Conrad on Africa
Lecture Slides: European Empire-building; Progress
Questions for Reading and Discussion

Week 11: Spengler's Decline of the West, Flapper Jane
Lecture Slides: Collapse of the West; Post WWI Culture
Questions for Reading and Discussion

Week 12: Munich Pact, Churchill before Parliament, Their Finest Hour
Lecture Slides: Third Reich Germany; Appeasement
Questions for Reading and Discussion

Week 13: Yalta Conference, Marshall Plan
Lecture Slides: Cold War
Questions for Reading and Discussion

Week 14: News Options: BBC, DW, CNN
Lecture Slides: Cold War Continued
Questions for Reading and Discussion

Week 15: No Additional Reading
Lecture Slides: