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For courses entitled World Civilizations or World History. Volume II can be used for Modern World History. Courses are generally two semesters or three quarters in length and are Freshman/Sophomore level. Some schools offer a one-semester course - these are usually for people who are becoming teachers and may be taught out of the School of Education. This is a growing course, and it may be replacing Western Civ. at some schools or added to the curriculum in addition to Western Civ. Enrollment for world history is about 420,000 students per year.
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Valerie Hansen received her Ph.D. from the University of Pennsylvania in 1987. She is Professor of History at Yale University, where she teaches courses in East Asian history, especially pre-modern China. Her many scholarly publications include CHANGING GODS IN MEDIEVAL CHINA, 1127?1276 (Princeton UP, 1990) and NEGOTIATING DAILY LIFE IN TRADITIONAL CHINA: HOW ORDINARY PEOPLE USED CONTRACTS, 600-1400 (Yale UP, 1995). She is also author of THE OPEN EMPIRE: A HISTORY OF CHINA TO 1600 (WW Norton, 2000) and THE SILK ROAD: A NEW HISTORY (Oxford UP, 2012). As co-author of the Cengage Learning text VOYAGES IN WORLD HISTORY, she contributes Chapters 1-15.
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