Wednesday, April 18, 2012
A lot classes we teach here cover entire continents over multiple centuries. I find it difficult to adequately cover such a large amount of material adequately in a mere semester. Right now I am wrapping up teaching two classes. One covers the time between the French Revolution and the end of World War II. The other covers from 1945 to 1991. The second one is a lot easier for me to teach in large part because it is only covering half the amount of time as the other class. Last semester I had a class covering from 1914-1945 which is probably the ideal amount of time to cover during a one semester class. It certainly allows for a lot more in depth focus than does covering 1789 to 1945.