Western Civilization

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HIST 110, Autumn 2016               

@c. corning

Dr. Caitlin Corning Phone: 503-554-2673
Office: Center Street House # 5 E-mail: ccorning@georgefox.edu
Skype: caitlincorning
Office hours: MW 2:00-3:30; T, Th 11-12, 1:30-2:30
Syllabus goo.gl/XyXPt

Course Description

Welcome to a historical study abroad. Over the next fifteen weeks, we will explore many countries and 4000 years of people, events, and civilizations which have profoundly shaped and continue to influence our culture. This class will examine not only political history, but economic, religious, social, cultural and intellectual issues

Course Outcomes                         Career Skills

By the end of this course,                         ~analyzing complex documents

students should have:                               and considering multiple viewpoints

~a better understanding                            ~understanding the importance of

of the historical discipline                           context and cause/effect

~a firm foundation for understanding        ~the ability to take complex

western civilization and some of the          ideas/concepts/problems and

questions and issues that were                 present these in a clear and

of concern throughout this period               precise manner

Textbook: Cole, et al, Western Civilizations, 4th brief edn, vol. 1; WW Norton


~What if need to talk with you?

I’d be happy to chat about the course, things at Fox, history questions, or anything else.  My office hours are Monday and Wednesday from 2-3:30pm, Tuesday and Thursday from 11am-12pm and 1:30-2:30.  If these times don’t work, please make an appointment.  We can meet in person or via skype or facetime.

~What if I hand in an assignment after the due date?

If you have an excused absence, there is no penalty for handing in assignments late but you need to arrange a new due date with me.

The unexcused late policy is as follows:

  1. Assignments: If an absence is not excused, late work is penalized 10% per day.

  2. In Class Assignments/Projects: no credit is possible.  

  3. Exams: these cannot be taken for credit if you have an unexcused absence.


Please note that this university has a no tolerance policy regarding cheating and plagiarism. Use of another person's exact words without quote marks and reference is plagiarism, as is restating another person's ideas but not providing a reference to indicate that it is not your own. If you have any questions, see your Student Handbook, or talk to me.   Students who are caught cheating will be reported to the Academic Affairs Office and receive zero points along with other possible consequences.  The procedure outlined in the Student Handbook will be followed (http://www.georgefox.edu/catalog/handbook/academic/standing/honesty.html)
Disability Statement 

If you have specific physical, psychiatric, or learning disabilities and require accommodations, please contact the Disability Services office early in the term so that your learning needs may be appropriately met.  You will need to provide current documentation of your disability to Disability Services.  For more information, contact Rick Muthiah, Dean of Learning Support Services (ext. 2314 or rmuthiah@georgefox.edu), or go to ds.georgefox.edu.

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