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Course Syllabus Course: Woh2022.002 World Civilizations II

Course Syllabus Course: Woh2022.002 World Civilizations II

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World Civilizations II (1500CE to Present)
Spring 2010
Mr. Michael Deliz
mdeliz@mail.ucf.edu (See Procedures Section below before emailing me)
407-385-0016 (voice mail only)
Colbourn Hall 413
Office Hours:
Mon. & Fri. 11:45am - 1pm, Tue. & Thur. 12pm-2pm(and by appointment)
 Edward Judge, et al.
Connections: A World History
Vol. 2, 1
ed. Prentice Hall. 2008.
World Civilizations II is the second of two courses designedto familiarize students with the history of the world. This course will span the timeperiod from 1500 C.E. to the present and will focus upon the basic historical foundationsbehind civilizations across the globe and their connections to current events. The goal of this course is for each student to master the following sets of skills:Historic: Students must be able to identify and interpret the different events,personalities, and ideas that contributed to the development and history of theworld.Geographic: Students must understand the relationship between geography andthe development of civilizations across the world.Cultural/Societal: Students must understand the dynamic nature of human societyas it is continuously evolving. Emphasis will be on mass migrations, internationalrelations, religious conflict, and ideological conflicts, which all greatlycontributed to the history of the modern world.
Scope and limits of this course
: This course, like many others in the field of History,draws extensively from other fields in the Social Sciences, including Religious Studies,Sociology, Political Science, Geography, Cultural/Ethnic Studies, Anthropology, andLinguistics. The course, despite its breath, is however limited by the time allotted in thesemester. Due to this limitation students may find that further reading, beyond theassigned text, will be advantageous to acquiring a greater depth of understanding.
Success in this course:
Students are expected to demonstrate a depth of understanding atthe collegiate level. Success in this course will be determined by the student’s analysisand interpretation of historical topics, not memorization. If you are not willing to readthe assigned chapters, attend class, and follow class discussions, you most certainly willfail this course.
Students are expected to come prepared for class with a notebook and apen or pencil, or other means of note-taking. On Exam days, students will be required to
come prepared with whatever material (blue books, scantrons, etc) is requested for theexam. Students are expected to have all assignments including reading assignmentscompleted by the beginning of each class.
Gordon Rule:
WOH2022 is designated as a Gordon Rule course under the GeneralEducation Program (GEP) of UCF. This means that under the requirements of FloridaState Rule 6A-10.30, students enrolled in this course will also be evaluated on theirability to write at the collegiate level by way of essay assignments.
College-Level Writing:
The University of Central Florida’s definition of “College-LevelWriting” is as follows:
The writing will have a clearly defined central idea or thesis.
It will provide adequate support for that idea.
It will be organized clearly and logically.
It will show awareness of the conventions of standard written English.
It will be formatted or presented in an appropriate way.
Gordon Rule Assignments:
Each of the following Gordon Rule Assignments aredesigned to fulfill the student’s requirement to the Gordon Rule. Failure to complete anyof these assignments automatically makes it impossible for the student to pass the coursewith a grade of ‘C’ or better.Assignment One: Essay Exam #1 - Narrative In-Class Essay-Students will be presented with a question that must be answered in a manner thatdetails the sequence and causality of an overarching aspect of the coveredmaterial. For full credit, students must demonstrate a command of the dates,names of people, places, and significant events that are pertinent to the material inquestion.
 Essay Length: 1,500 words
 Assignment Two: Essay Exam #2 - Comparison In-Class Essay-Students will be presented with a question that must be answered in a manner thatdemonstrates the student’s ability to analyze complex ideas by comparing twoexcerpts from selected historical sources. For full credit, students must alsodemonstrate a command of the dates, names of people, places, and significantevents that are pertinent to the material in question.
 Essay Length: 1,500 words
 Assignment Three: Research Paper - Newspaper Coverage Analysis Essay-In consultation with the professor, students will first choose a historical event,personality, or idea to research. Students will then research how their chosentopic was covered in the press media by the direct analysis of newspaper andmagazine articles in contemporary publications to the topic. For full credit,students must also demonstrate a respect for proper research techniques, judgmentin source selection, and a command of the formatting standards for writing in thefield of History.
 Essay Length: 6 pages - Typed 
Assignment Four: Essay Exam#3 - Argumentative In-Class Essay-Students will be presented with a question that must be answered in a manner thatdemonstrates the student’s ability to formulate and maintain an argument, supportthat argument with evidence drawing from the historical record, and arrive at anunambiguous conclusion. For full credit, students must also demonstrate acommand of the dates, names of people, places, and significant events that arepertinent to the argument.
 Essay Length: 1,500 words
Grade Policy:
Grades are determined by points earned in three exams, six quizzes, andone Research Project.Essay Exams 100pts/ea x (3) = 300ptsQuizzes 25pts/ea x (6) = 150ptsResearch 50pts/ea x (1) = 50ptsTotal Points = 500pts
Grading Scale:
This course will be scored using the 10 point grading scale as follows:
By Points By Percentage Letter Grade
450-500 90%-100% A400-449.9 89.9%-80% B350-399.9 79.9%-70% C300-349.9 69.9%-60% DLess than 300 pts Less than 60% F
1) All emails should contain the class prefix/number on the subject line (ie:AMH2020, AMH2010, WOH2022). 2) All emails must be signed with your first and lastname. 3) Under no circumstances will any assignment be accepted by email.
Although attendance will not be regularly taken, it is mandatory andextremely important to your grade. Students who miss class for whatever reason willNOT be excused from assigned work and its due dates. Missed lectures are also theresponsibility of the absent student.
Make-Up Work:
There are no make-ups for quizzes. A missed quiz automatically earnsZERO points. If you should happen to miss an exam, a make-up exam can be scheduledwith prior arrangement.
Extra Credit:
From time to time an extra credit assignment may be extended to the classat the discretion of the professor. By policy, all extra credit assignments will be madeavailable to the entire class, there will NOT be any extra credit given to individualstudents.

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