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Week One - Middle Ages
Week Two - Renaissance
Week Three - Reformation
Week Four - Exploration
Week Five - Revolution
Week Six - Islamic World
Week Seven - Africa
Week Eight - Far East
Week Nine - Early Modern World
Week Ten - Absolutism
Week Eleven - Scientific Revolution
Week Twelve - Europe/Africa/Americas
Week Thirteen - Enlightenment
Week Fourteen - French Revolution
Week Fifteen - India and Iran
|Instructor: Gary Witcher
Phone: 886-4559 (W) 882-2370 (H)
Course Description: 16th to 18th Century World
Cultures provides an overview of the development of history and culture from the late
middle ages through the French Revolution.
Course Objectives/Goals: This course is intended
to help the student develop the following:
A. a fundamental knowledge of Western cultures from the end of the Middle Ages through the
B. familiarity with specific periods of Western culture, including the Renaissance, the
Reformation, the Scientific Revolution and the Enlightenment.
C. a basic awareness of non-Western cultures of the same period.
Required Text: Greaves, Richard L. et. al.
Civilizations of the World: The Human Adventure Volume B, 3rd ed. New York, NY: Adison
Wesley Longman, 1997.
1. Course time will be devoted to lecture, discussion and viewing of visual
materials. Students are expected to attend all class sessions. Tests and assignments
missed due to absence may not be made up except for justifiable absences. (Whenever
possible, the instructor or office should be contacted before the missed class.) Tests
will be available in the office until the following class period. Other assignments may be
made up one week after the absence. Each absence over two may reduce the "class
participation" portion of the grade by one letter. Partial attendance may be counted
as an absence.
2. Turn in all assignments by the due date.
3. Plagiarism (submitting another person's work as you own) and academic dishonesty
(copying another person's lab or exam, i.e. cheating) will result in the student's failure
in the course.
4. The instructor reserves the right to alter the syllabus over the course of the
semester. Changes in scheduled activities will be announced in class; it is up to the
individual students to keep abreast of these changes.
Tests every other week will evaluate knowledge of information covered since previous exam.
There is no comprehensive midterm or final. Most questions will be multiple-choice or
short-answer. Individual research will investigate a topic from the previous or current
Method of evaluating students:
40% attendance and class participation
A = 90-100 % (test) / research: multiple sources and written and verbal report - all
B = 80-89 % (test) / research: multiple sources and written or single source and verbal
C = 70-79 % (test) / research: single source, written
D = 60-69 %
F = 59% or below / research: report not done
1) introduction (chapter 15)
Renaissance (chapter 16)
3) test weeks 1 & 2
Reformation (chapter 17)
Exploration (chapter 18)
5) test weeks 3 & 4
Revolution (chapter 19)
Islamic World (chapter 20)
7) test weeks 5 & 6
Africa (chapter 21)
Far East (chapters 22, 30)
9) test weeks 7 & 8
Early Modern World (chapter 23)
Absolutism (chapter 24)
11) test weeks 9 & 10
Scientific Revolution (chapter 25)
Americas (chapter 26)
13) test weeks 11 & 12
Enlightenment (chapter 27)
French Revolution (chapter 28)
15) test weeks 13 & 14
India and Iran (chapter 29)
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