History 201.2: Foundations of World Civilization Fall 2009


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Schedule of readings, notes, slides, tests, and due dates

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Final exam week:


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Links to useful history sites

Interesting, often illustrated, from easy to challenging... check these out. Many of these make excellent study aids for preparing for tests. All are optional unless they are shown as assigned readings in the reading schedule. If you have been here before, press your browser's "reload" button to see the latest additions.

...Citation format guides and examples


...Primary sources, full text online, some with associated secondary material

Foundations of World Civilization by Bruce Owen
History 201.2, Sonoma State University, Fall 2009
Copyright (c) 2009, Bruce Owen. All rights reserved.
Please send comments on content and presentation to bruce.owen@sonoma.edu.
URL of this document: http://bruceowen.com/foundworld/h201-09f.htm
Revised: 11 December 2009