World History 86 (0501)
Instructor: Garry Roleder
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Course Description: A survey of world history from 3000 B.C. to 1700 A.D. The course satisfies state requirements and institutions for transfer.
Course Purpose: The focus of this course (I hope) is to go beyond WHAT happened in the history of various world cultures, and study WHY and HOW things happened; WHY and HOW significant personalities and peoples did what they did, in the manner they did it. A famous philosopher not long ago stated that people who do not study, or care about their own history are bound to repeat it. Why or what we do and believe today is intricately bound up in what was done or believed long ago. Yes, even two or three thousand years ago! I hope this course will illuminate what we already are and may become…
Student Learning Outcomes:
- Critically analyze the political/diplomatic development of World Civilizations from their origins to the end of the Post-classical Era in the 15th century.
- Critically analyze the economic development of World Civilizations from their origins to the end of the Post-classical Era in the 15th century.
- Critically analyze the social/cultural development of World Civilizations from their origins to the end of the Post-classical Era in the 15th century.
Class Location/Times: Inst. Room: 1003, Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays & Thursdays 9:00 – 12:00 Noon
Office Hours: 12:10 – 12:30 PM, Mon. - Weds. , Faculty Offices, Instructional Bldg.
Textbook: The Essential World History, Volume I, 6th Edition, William Duiker and Jackson Spielvogel, Thomson Wadsworth Publishers, 2010 ISBN 9780495902911
Reading Assignments and Lectures:
03 Jan: Introduction/Orientation to course/Terminology & Definitions
07 Jan: Terminology & Definitions continued, and Intro to Duiker, Chapter 1
08 Jan: Duiker, Chapter 2
09 Jan: Duiker, Chapter 3
10Jan: Duiker, Chapter 4
14 Jan: Duiker, Chapter 5
15Jan: Duiker, Chapter 6
16 Jan: Duiker, Chapter 7
17 Jan: Duiker, Chapter 8
21 Jan: Martin Luther King Day (read Duiker, Chapter 9)
22 Jan: Duiker, Chapter 10
23 Jan: Duiker, Chapter 11
24 Jan: Duiker, Chapter 12
28 Jan: Duiker, Chapter 13
29 Jan: Duiker, Chapter 14
30 Jan: Duiker, Chapter 15
31 Jan: Duiker, Chapter 16 and Final Exam: (Chapters 1-16)
Tests and Quizzes:
Quizzes: There will be a series of quizzes during the semester composed of either multiple-choice questions, or short essay writing exercises, from assigned readings up to the date of each quiz. There is NO MAKE UP for missing a quiz, or the final exam.
The final exam will be a combination of selected essays and short identifications.
Grading: Total points possible: 400
Final Exam: 100
Grading Structure: Structure is as follows: 400-360=A, 359-300=B, 299-240=C, 239-200=D, Less than 200=F.
Extra Credit: There will be the opportunity for extra credit solely through short classroom presentations on selected subjects that I will offer throughout the semester. These oral presentations will be worth anywhere from 1-5 points each and should be no more than 4-6 minutes in length.
Class participation: you are expected to attend ALL class sessions. Class lecture is a basic part the instructional process. Students who repeatedly fail to attend class, arrive late, or leave early, will be so noted when final grading judgment is made on my part, particularly with regard to those who may be in a borderline grade status at the end of the semester. If you miss two class periods in a row I will drop you from the course…!
General Class Guidelines: Don’t even think of bringing a powered up cell phone, I-phone/pod/MP3 player, or any other form of communication device into the class room!!! If a cell phone goes off while class is in session the student will be asked to leave... Section 78907 of California Education Code prohibits the use of any electronic audio or video recording devices, without prior consent from me, the instructor. Per college policy: no food or beverages permitted in the classroom.
Disabilities: If you are a student with a disability and require classroom accommodations, please see me to discuss arrangements. The sooner I am aware that you are eligible for accommodations, the quicker I will be able to provide them. If you have not done so already, you must to contact the Mission College DSP&S Office in the Instructional Building, room 1018 (818-364-7732 / TTD 818-364-7861) who will then contact me about any required accommodations.
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