HIST 101 - Western Civilization I
3 Semester Hour Credits
Course Description: A study of the major political, economic, social and cultural developments of the Western World from prehistory to the 1500s.
Schedule: Fall and summer semesters. This course follows the traditional on-campus calendar for beginning and ending dates.
Delivery Method: Online. Students are not expected to come to the campus at any time.
Prerequisite Courses: None.
Instructor: Jeff Carlson; email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Textbook: Book Information through the DCB Bookstore.
Other Materials: None.
Course Objectives: It is expected that students will be able to:
- demonstrate knowledge and understanding of the important concepts of the Western Civilizations' contributions to our society (General Education Objectives #2 and #5)
- be able to outline the basic historical facts concerning the development of Western Civilization (General Education Objective #8)
- Regular participation in the class is expected.
- Graded assignments: Each chapter covered in the text will have an assigned list of questions corresponding to the relevant material.
- Response Papers: Students will be required to write three brief response papers in response to articles given to them on controversial issues in early Western Civilization.
- Writing Assignment: Students will be required to write a 4-5 page research paper, the topic of which may vary.
- Graded Exams: Four one-hour exams of approximately ten identification and two comprehensive essay questions will be given.
- Grades: Grades are based on total points earned.
Exams - Policies & Procedures:
- All assignments and exams can be completed on any computer with Internet access.
- Students need to select a testing environment conducive for testing such as a distraction-free area at home, a computer lab at a library, etc.
- Each quiz/test will be available for a 48-hour period from 12:05 pm on the day before exam day, through the day of the exam, and until 11:55 am the morning after exam day. Students can take a quiz/test at any time during that period of time.
- Each exam will be available for a limited period of time, usually 60 minutes depending upon the number of questions.
- Tests are comprised of twelve identification and three essay questions.
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