Cole, et al, Western Civilizations, 3rd brief edn, vol. 1; WW Norton 2012.
By the end of this course, students should have:
1) a better understanding of the historical discipline
2) a firm foundation for understanding western civilization and some of the questions and issues that have been of concern throughout this period
~analyzing complex documents and problems
~understanding the importance of context and cause/effect
~the ability to take complex ideas/concepts/problems and present these in a clear and concise manner
~Assignments: If an absence is not excused, late work is penalized 10% per day.
~Group Work/Movie Responses: If an absence is not excused, these assignments cannot be made up. If the absence is excused, the student may borrow the movie and hand in movie notes or hand in a written answer to assigned discussion questions from class.
~Exams: If an absence is not excused, exams cannot be taken for credit. If the absence is excused, the student needs to arrange with the professor for a make-up exam.
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)
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