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: MWF 1:30-3:00; T, Th 4:15-5:15
Syllabushttps://sites.google.com/a/georgefox.edu/wciv/ or goo.gl/XyXPt

Course Description
Welcome to a historical study abroad. Over the next fifteen weeks, we will explore over ten 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

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

Career Skills

~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

Cole, et al, Western Civilizations, 3rd brief edn, vol. 1; WW Norton 2012.
Grade Assessment
Participation (attendance, movie responses, quizzes, group discussions) 15%
Discussions 15%
First Exam 20%
Second Exam 25%
Third Exam 25%

Late Policy
~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)
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.

Subpages (2): Assignments Schedule