.06, TR 9:30-10:50 A.M., WPN 274
Instructor: Dr. Jan Jenkins
WPN 267; phone 479-968-0456
9:00 A.M. - 11:00 A.M.; Mon-Wed 1:30
P.M. - 3:00 P.M.;
1:00 P.M. - 3:00 P.M.
Or by appointment
Office E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
(please do not use for absentee excuses)
The political, economic, and social development of Man
from the seventeenth century to the Present.
Meacham, Wood, Hull, Burns. World
Civilizations: Their History and Their Culture. 9th ed., W. W. Norton, 1997. Volume II or combined
The following are optional supplemental readings:
Erickson, To the Scaffold: The Life of Marie Antoinette, 1991.
Davidoff; Catherine Hall. Family
Fortunes: Men and Women of the English Middle
Class, 1780-1850, 1991.
Crichton, The Great Train Robbery, 1975.
Tuchman, The Proud Tower: A Portrait of the World Before the War,
Massie, Nicholas and Alexandra, 1967.
Hitler: A Study in Tyranny, 1962.
OF THE COURSE
Rationale and Objectives:
information which will enable you to acquire knowledge of the history of
Western and Non-Western
cultures and recognize the interdependent nature of the global economic,
political, and social institutions and systems.
To provide historical context for world events.
To encourage you to develop your individual interests
To foster specific skills, as follows:
Reading Skills - by requiring a text and, where useful, collateral
Writing and Reasoning Skills - by assisting you to write clear,
informative, and analytical essays.
C. Listening Skills - through class lectures, group discussions, videos, and multimedia
Speaking Skills - by encouraging you to participate in class
Assignment dates and Exam dates, except Final Exams,
may be changed at my discretion. You
will receive adequate notice of any change.
Exam I -
Thursday, February 7
Exam II -
Thursday, March 7
Break - March 18-22
day to drop with “W” – Friday, March 29
Exam III -
Tuesday, April 9
day to drop with “WP” or “WF” – Friday, April 19
Day – Friday, May 3
Exam IV (final)
- TBA, Week of May 6-10
AND BLUE BOOKS WILL BE REQUIRED FOR EXAMS.
Study guides will be provided at the beginning of each
unit. Study guides are lists of
subjects in your readings or class lectures.
You should become well-versed in these topic areas before the
appropriate exams. They should not
be treated as lists of terms to be defined.
Attendance is required. Your final grade will be based, in part, upon a total
possible attendance score of 100 points, which gives attendance the same
weight as a major exam grade, and gives you an extra incentive to come to
class regularly. I will check
attendance on a random basis at least twelve times during the semester.
For each unexcused absence after the first two, 10 points will be
deducted from your attendance score. Three
tardies will be considered the equivalent of one unexcused absence.
FOR UNIVERSITY-SPONSORED EVENTS
Absences necessitated by your participation in
official university-sponsored events will be excused if you provide
documentation in advance of the event. It
is YOUR responsibility to clear this sort of absence--NOT the
responsibility of your organization’s sponsor or coach.
Grading will follow a ten-point scale (90% = A, 80% =
B, etc.), based upon total possible points for the semester.
Each exam will be worth 100 points on your final grade.
Attendance will be worth 100 points.
In addition, you may be given short quizzes (10-20 points each) based
upon lecture notes or assigned readings.
OR PLAGIARISM WILL RESULT IN A FAILING GRADE FOR THE COURSE.
Tape recorders may be used in class, but only to
supplement your class notes. Please
use recorders quietly and without disrupting those around you.
A comprehensive make-up exam will be scheduled towards
the end of the semester for students who have presented valid, verifiable
written excuses for having missed regularly-scheduled exams.
A student who drops a course through March 29, 2001,
will receive a grade of “W.” A
student dropping a course after that date but through April 19 will receive a
grade of “WP” if passing or a grade of “WF” if failing.
The availability of suitable activities varies by
semester, so this option is not guaranteed.
Extra credit opportunities (to a maximum of 30 points) will be announced
in class and may include attendance at designated, pre-approved special events.
Extra credit may only be earned by those students who have attended the
class session closest in time to the special event.
Extra credit will be added to accumulated point totals at the END OF THE
SEMESTER, after the completion of all regular assignments.
OUTLINE AND READINGS
This course is divided into four units emphasizing
social, intellectual, cultural, and political history.
General topics and reading assignments are listed below.
You will achieve greater success in this course if you will READ AHEAD of
class lectures--this method will give you a better understanding of the material
covered in class and will enable you to raise questions as needed.
**Please note: If your text is Vol. 1 and Vol. 2,
bound together, the page numbers, below, will be found in the second half of
your combined text.
Unit I - Early
Modern Europe, Ch. 22 (p. 57-)
of Absolutism, Ch. 23 (p. 103- )
Revolution and Enlightenment, Ch. 24 (p. 145- )
French Revolution, Ch. 25 (p. 189- )
Unit II - Industrial Revolution, Ch. 26 (p. 233- )
of Industrialization, Ch. 27 (p. 257- )
of Liberalism, 1815-1870, Ch. 28 (p. 291- )
1815-1870, Ch. 29 (p. 317- )
Unit III-Industrialization and Imperialism, 1870-1914,
Ch. 30 (p. 379- )
Class Challenges, Ch. 31 (p. 417- )
1870-1914, Ch. 32 (p. 451- )
and Asia under Western Impact, 1800-1914, Ch. 33 (p. 487- )
War I, Ch. 34 (p. 539- )
Unit IV-Between the Wars, Ch. 35 (p. 569- )
War II, Ch. 36 (p. 611- )
and Cold War, Ch. 37 (p. 641- )
and Change, Ch. 38 (p. 681- )
Middle East and Africa, Ch. 39 (p. 703- )