INSTRUCTOR: JOSE ARAGON
Thursday 9:50AM-11:05AM; 12:40PM-2:40PM
COURSE: WOH2022 is an overview of the most important processes which have taken place in the human experience. The course studies the political, social, economic and cultural processes that shaped world civilization.
TEXTBOOK: Western Civilization
volume II by Perry, Chase, Jacob,
GRADING POLICY: Students will be graded on several assignments. The textbook material is divided in four units for testing purposes. Students will be tested on each unit. Students will also receive grades for reports & presentations (topics & due dates to be assigned by instructor). The number of points will be added and reflected in the final grade.
90-100% of all points= 225-250 A
80-89% of all points= 200-224 B
70-79% of all points= 175-199 C
60-69% of all points= 150-174 D
0-59% of all points= 0-149 F
ATTENDANCE: Absences will result in deduction of points. More than three absences may result in withdrawal from the class and/or failure. Students are allowed to make up one assignment.
Week 1 introduction; chapter 19
Week 2 chapter 20; presentations
Week 3 chapter 21-22; Quiz; presentations
Week 4 chapter 23; presentations
Week 5 chapter 24; presentations
Week 6 chapter 25; Quiz; presentations
Week 7 chapter 26; presentations
Week 8 EXAM (chapter 19-26); presentations
Week 9 chapter 27; presentations
Week 10 chapters 28-29; presentations
Week 11 chapter 30; presentations; Quiz
Week 12 Map Test; presentations
Week 13 chapter 31; presentations
Week 14 chapter 32; ESSAY; presentations; Quiz
Week 15 chapter 34; presentations
Week 16 Exam (chapters 27-34)
Assignments #of assignments points per assignments total points
Exams 2 50 100
Map test 1 50 50
Presentation 1 20 20
Quizzes 4 10 40
Presentation 1 30 30
Essay 1 10 10
Total Points 250
Description of the assignments:
Exam 1: covers chapters 19-26 & the material discussed during the classes (lecture notes & presentation discussions)
Exam 2: covers chapters 27-34 & the material discussed during the classes (lecture notes & presentation discussions)
Map test: covers the maps covered in class. The student will identify & locate several continents, states, nations & bodies of water.
Chapter presentations: The student will be assigned a chapter to summarize & present in class. The grade is based on the use of visuals (5 points), organization of the material (5 points), the knowledge of the students of the chapter information (5 points), & the use of time (the student has 10 minutes to present the chapter; 5 points). The instructor & classmates will pose some questions to the presenter. The student must practice at home to time themselves. Also, email your presentation to you own account as well as bring it in a disc.
Quizzes: These are quizzes on the chapters assigned for the class. The student must use a scantron card to turn these in & then be ready to answer the questions as posed by the instructor.
Report presentation: The student will choose a topic dealing with World History covered in this class. Remember plagiarism can result in complete dismissal from the class.
The student will provide for the class an in-class presentation on the material they researched for their class report. The instructor & classmates will pose some questions to the presenter. The presentation should be at least 10 minutes. Grade is based on organization, knowledge of the subject, use of time, visuals. The student must practice at home to time themselves. Also, email your presentation to you own account as well as bring it in a disc.
Essay: An essay explaining the circumstances that lead to the Cold War. What lead to it, what were the economic, political, military circumstances. What nations where involved? Etc…Must be typed, 12 font, double-spaced, 4-5 paragraphs.
Disruptive behavior is not allowed (this includes, but it is not limited, to the use of beepers, cell phones, etc…). Recording the class is not permitted without prior permission from the instructor.
The instructor reserves the right to make changes as he may deem necessary to topic presentations. This syllabus is tentative & may be subject to change.
Chronology: By the end of the term, the student will demonstrate his/her knowledge of the location of the world’s continents, oceans, seas, major rivers & mountain ranges.
Chronology: By the end of the term, the student will demonstrate the ability to categorize & relate historical developments sequentially.
Cause & effect: By the end of the term, the student will demonstrate an ability to recognize and analyze how it is that certain factors coalesced & rendered change in the course of human events; how that change caused or came to be influenced by other factors.
Recognition of legacy: By the end of the term, the student will demonstrate an awareness and an understanding of the principal historical inheritances. This includes studies in the fields of philosophy, ethics, religion, politics, economics, science, diplomacy, architecture, literature, art & warfare.
Terminology: By the end of the term, the student will demonstrate knowledge & understanding of the terminology related to ideological, political, economic, artistic & sociological trends, as well as those of organizations, movements, and/or individuals which are identified with such process.