Currently only a handful of community colleges offer World History Survey credits articulating to U. C. Berkeley. This gap in the college pipeline reflects both changes in the rapidly growing field of world history and the need for greater communication among faculty in the field. The ORIAS summer seminar will focus on working with college faculty interested in redesigning their world history courses to strengthen the pipeline for transfer students.
The goal of this model is to have courses move away from world history as a collection of regional histories and towards the study of global processes. After the seminar, participants should have a clear idea of how to redesign their syllabus such that it can articulate to the University's World History Survey course (IAS 45).
IAS 45 Conceptualization document (Alan Karras)
Content sessions will include lectures and discussion covering recent developments in world history teaching of early modern and modern world history conducted respectively by institute co-instructors Prof. Jerry Bentley, University of Hawaii and Prof. Alan Karras, University of California Berkeley.
Tyler Stovall (Professor of History and Dean of L&S Undergraduate Division, U. C. Berkeley) will lecture on the trans-national history of modern France.
Kenneth Pomeranz (UCI Chancellor's Professor of History, University of California Irvine) will lecture on linking Chinese and global histories via environmental problems.
Afternoon workshops include group work designing syllabi and evaluating textbooks.