World Civilization since 1650

Summer 2004

Dr. Bernard Cook

Office: Bobet 427

Telephone: 2564

 

This course will survey significant political, social, and economic developments from 1650 to the present. Goals: The student will know, understand, and be able to explain and discuss these developments, will write two lucid and coherent papers summarizing specific assigned developments, and will be able to identify the principal countries of the world and their capitals.

 

 

Required reading:  

 

Greaves, Zaller, Cannistraro, Civilizations of the World: The Human Adventure, volume two, from the middle 1600s.  

 

Study Guides:

 

You will find the study guides for each chapter at

<http://www.loyno.edu/~cook/GreavesStudyGuides.html>. Be sure to print out the study guide for each chapter before it is discussed in class.

 

Attendance:  

 

I require and expect punctual attendance.   After the second absence your final grade will be lowered one level for each additional unexcused absence.   The first two absences are counted whether excusable or not.   I determine the validity of excuses.

 

Students who arrive late disturb class.   Late arrivals will be tolerated only in exceptional cases. If you arrive after the role has been taken, you are expected to offer your excuse after the class.   If your excuse is acceptable to me, you will be counted present.   If you miss the roll, it is your responsibility to let me know after class that you were present.   If you do not let me know immediately after class, the absence registered by your name will not be removed.

 

I expect for you to be in class when class begins and stay to the end of class. If you miss the beginning of

more than one class you are to see me and offer an explanation for each additional occurrence; otherwise tardiness will be counted as an absence. Insufficient excuses will not be accepted more than once. If you must get up and leave class, even for a short time, you are required to offer an explanation after class; otherwise you will be counted absent.

 

 

Make-ups:

 

A rescheduled test will be given only in exceptional circumstances.   You must notify me within 24 hours of the missed test, stating the reason for your absence.   If in my opinion your excuse is acceptable, I will at that time schedule your make-up.   It will be generally scheduled for the following day.   My make-ups are as a rule more difficult than the scheduled tests.   Recreational activity never constitutes a valid excuse.

 

 

Class Decorum:  

 

Talking, sleeping, reading, listening to cassette players etc., eating or smoking during class will not be tolerated.   These activities demonstrate a lack of seriousness and/or a lack of concern for others. Any student engaging in any of these activities will be asked to leave the room.

 

 

Cheating:

 

Any cheating will be reported to the Dean and may result in an F in the course.

 

 

Tentative Schedule:

 

May

24           Introduction         

25            Read Chapter 21 and 22

26           Chapter 23   

27            Chapter 24; Map of Latin America                            

28            Chapter 25 and 27            

31           Chapter 26; Map of Europe

June      

1             Test

2             Chapter 28

3             Chapter 29 and 30

4             Chapter 31

7             Chapter 32 and 33

8             Chapter 34 and 35

9             Chapter 36

10            Map of Africa

11            Chapter 37 and 38                         

14            Chapter 38

15            Chapter 39

16            Chapter 40

17            Chapter 40

18            Map of Asia

21            Chapter 43

22            Chapter 43

23            Chapter 41

24            Chapter 42

25            Test

             

 

Value of work:

 

                            Test 1.........................................................................25%

                            Test 2.........................................................................27%

                            Test 3.........................................................................30%

                            Map of Africa.................................................................5%

                            Map of Asia....................................................................5%

                            Map of Europe ..............................................................5%

                            Map of Latin America.....................................................3%

                           

Indication that you have read the material for the day: Extra Credit                    

 

 

 

Grading scale:

100-97=A+

96-94=A

93-90=A-

89-87=B+

86-84=B

83-80=B-

79-77=C+            

76-74=C

73-70=C-

69-67=D+

66-64=D

63-60=D-                           

 

This is a Common Curriculum Course.

 

Students with disabilities who wish to receive accommodations in this class should contact Disability Services at 865-2990 as soon as possible so that warranted accommodations can be implemented in a timely fashion. Disability Services are located in the Academic Enrichment Center, Monroe Hall 405.