Mount Marty
Watertown Campus
HIS 107
3 credits

16th to 18th Century World Cultures

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General Resources

Week One - Middle Ages
Study guide
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Week Two - Renaissance
Study guide
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Week Three - Reformation
Study guide
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Week Four - Exploration
Study Guide
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Week Five - Revolution
Study Guide
Internet links

Week Six - Islamic World
Study Guide
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Week Seven - Africa
Study Guide
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Week Eight - Far East
Study Guide
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Week Nine - Early Modern World
Study Guide
Internet links

Week Ten - Absolutism
Study Guide
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Week Eleven - Scientific Revolution
Study Guide
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Week Twelve - Europe/Africa/Americas
Study Guide
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Week Thirteen - Enlightenment
Study Guide
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Week Fourteen - French Revolution
Study Guide
Internet links

Week Fifteen - India and Iran
Study Guide
Internet links

Instructor: Gary Witcher
Phone: 886-4559 (W)  882-2370 (H)
e-mail: gwitcher@wat.midco.net

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 French Revolution.
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.

Course Policies:
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.

Grading:
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 lesson.
Method of evaluating students:
40% attendance and class participation
30% tests
30% research
A = 90-100 % (test) / research: multiple sources and written and verbal report - all assignments done
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

Class Schedule:
1) introduction (chapter 15)
2) research
    Renaissance (chapter 16)
3) test weeks 1 & 2
    Reformation (chapter 17)
4) research
    Exploration (chapter 18)
5) test weeks 3 & 4
    Revolution (chapter 19)
6) research
    Islamic World (chapter 20)
7) test weeks 5 & 6
    Africa (chapter 21)
8) research
    Far East (chapters 22, 30)
9) test weeks 7 & 8
    Early Modern World (chapter 23)
10) research
    Absolutism (chapter 24)
11) test weeks 9 & 10
    Scientific Revolution (chapter 25)
12) research
    Americas (chapter 26)
13) test weeks 11 & 12
    Enlightenment (chapter 27)
14) research
    French Revolution (chapter 28)
15) test weeks 13 & 14
    India and Iran (chapter 29)

 

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