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:
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 firstname.lastname@example.org), or go to ds.georgefox.edu.