HISTORY 120, SECTIONS 03, 04, 05
SPRING SEMESTER, 2012
PROFESSOR DOUGLASS TABER
OFFICE:  CH 248
PHONE:  402-375-7540


STUDY GUIDE FOR THE FINAL EXAM

Review sessions:  7:00 Sunday evening, and 7:00 Tuesday evening
Final Exams:  
    11:00 section on Tuesday, 10:30-12:30
    2:00 section on Tuesday, 1:00-3:00
    9:30 section on Thursday, 8:00-10:00

Note:  to do a proper job on the final exam, you will probably need to spend the entire time.

I.  SYLLABUS AND GUIDES

    A.  SYLLABUS
    B.  READING GUIDES  AND INSTRUCTIONS
                1.  READING AND TAKING NOTES ON THE OUTSIDE READINGS
                2.  GUIDES TO THE READINGS
                       a.  BUDDHIST SCRIPTURES
                                SOME BASIC HINDU AND BUDDHIST BELIEFS
                       b)  MENCIUS
                       c)  
THE QUR'AN
                       d)  MACHIAVELLI, THE PRINCE
                       e)  
 MARX, THE COMMUNIST MANIFESTO
                   3.  SUMMARY PAPERS
                        a)  GUIDE TO WRITING THE SUMMARY PAPERS
                                ADDITIONAL GUIDANCE FOR THE SUMMARY PAPERS
                        b)  REQUIRED HONESTY DECLARATION  

II.   MAPS AND MAP GUIDES
            1.  THE FIRST LIST OF TESTABLE MAP ITEMS
            2.  MAPS WITH ITEMS LOCATED
            3.  BLANK MAPS FOR PRACTICE
                    HOW TO DO MAP TESTS


III.  IMAGES TO SUPPLEMENT LECTURES
            1.  PREHISTORY AND MESOPOTAMIA
            2.  ANCIENT CHINA AND INDIA
            3.  ANCIENT GREECE
            4.  ANCIENT ROME

IV.  ANCIENT CIVILIZATIONS
            1.  CHINA
                    a.  LEGALISM:  A PHILOSOPHY OPPOSED TO CONFUCIANISM
                    b.  CHINA:  THE WAY QIN SHIH HUANGDI WISHED TO BE SEEN 

V.  GREECE
                a.  ALEXANDER'S RELIGIOSITY
                b.  ALEXANDER'S LAST PLANS
                c.  ALEXANDER'S IMPACT
                d.  PLATO'S DOCTRINE OF IDEAS

VI.  ROME
    A.  AUGUSTUS AS SEEN BY A CONTEMPORARY
    B.  AUGUSTUS AS HE WANTED TO BE REMEMBERED
    C.  THE ROMAN ADMINISTRATIVE SYSTEM
    E.   CHRISTIANITY AND PAGAN PHILOSOPHY
            1.  TERTULLIAN AGAINST PAGAN PHILOSOPHIES
    F.   A NEW WAY OF VIEWING/UNDERSTANDING THE WORLD
    G.   ST. AUGUSTINE


VII.  FROM ROME TO THE MIDDLE AGES
    A.  ROMAN SOPHISTICATION AND GERMAN . . .
    B.  THE GERMANIC IMPACT ON CHRISTIANITY (1)  
    C.  THE GERMANIC IMPACT ON CHRISTIANITY (2)
    D.  GERMANIC VALUES IN THE CAROLINGIAN ERA
    E.  CHARLEMAGNE
            1.  CHARLEMAGNE STRUGGLING TO MAINTAIN LITERACY
            2.  THE CAPITULARY OF 802
            3.  CHARLEMAGNE'S CORONATION, 800
            4.  CHARLEMAGNE FORCING CHRISTIANITY ON THE SAXONS 

VIII.  MEDIEVAL ENGLISH GOVERNMENT
            1.  WILLIAM THE CONQUEROR
                    A.  TEN ARTICLES
                    B.  DOMESDAY BOOK
            2.  HENRY I (1100-1135)
                    A.  CORONATION CHARTER (1100)
            3.  HENRY II (1154-1189)
                   
A.  HENRY II ESTABLISHES THE GRAND JURY (1166) 
                    B.  HENRY II AND THE WRIT
             4.  MAGNA CARTA (1215)


IX.  MEDIEVAL INTELLECTUAL HISTORY
            1.   AQUINAS ON GOD AND NATURE  
            2.  AQUINAS ON THE POWER OF HUMAN REASON
            3.  MEDIEVAL ART AND THE MEDIEVAL VIEW OF THE WORLD
            4.  MEDIEVAL CHURCH ARCHITECTURE

X.  MARTIN LUTHER AND THE REFORMATION

XI.  THE SCIENTIFIC REVOLUTION
            1   MEDIEVAL BACKGROUND
            2.  DESCARTES ON GOD AND EXPERIMENTS
            3.  GALILEO ON SCRIPTURE AND SCIENCE
            4.  FROM CLOSED WORLD TO INFINITE UNIVERSE
            5.  NEWTON TO THE 19TH CENTURY

 
XII.  ON TO THE FRENCH REVOLUTION
        A.  COMPETING POLITICAL THEORIES 
           1.  BISHOP BOSSUET ON ABSOLUTE, DIVINE RIGHT MONARCHY
           2.  JOHN LOCKE AND THE AMERICAN DECLARATION OF INDEPENDENCE

        B.  FROM THE ENLIGHTENMENT TO THE FRENCH REVOLUTION
           1)   PRIVILEGES ENJOYED BY THE NOBILITY IN THE ANCIEN REGIME
           2)   A REPRESENTATIVE "MAINSTREAM PHILOSOPHE"
           3)   DECLARATION OF THE RIGHTS OF MAN AND CITIZEN (1789)

XIII.  THE NINETEENTH CENTURY
        A.  THE FORCES FOR DISRUPTION
                1.  NATIONALISM
               
2.  THE INDUSTRIAL REVOLUTION
                        a)  
CONDITIONS OF LABOR
                        b)  
LIVING CONDITIONS
                        c)  DISEASE IN THE MILL TOWNS

XIV.  THE TWENTIETH CENTURY
        1.  WORLD WAR I
                    A)  THE INITIAL ENTHUSIASM
                    B)  THE HORRORS OF TRENCH WARFARE
                    C)  ONE INTELLECTUAL'S DISILLUSIONED REACTION


        2.  HITLER AND THE HOLOCAUST
                   A.   THE 1935 NUREMBERG LAWS ON CITIZENSHIP AND RACE
                   B.   HOLOCAUST DOCUMENTS AND IMAGES
                   C.   
THE "DOCTORS" OF THE DEATH CAMPS