ACCP WESTERN CIVILIZATION I A STUDY OF WESTERN CIVILIZATION TO 1350 Course Description: This course will trace the evolution

of Western Civilization by examining the events and people who have impacted Western thought and development. Students will focus on social, political, and intellectual history starting in the Ancient Near East and Europe from the dawn of civilization through the classical Greek and Roman eras. Studies will continue through the end of the High Middle Ages by semester's end. Students will investigate Western society's most noteworthy ideas in terms of their motivating consequences. Secondary Text: The Making of the West, Peoples and Cultures, Vol. I. Lynn Hunt, et al. Primary Text: Sources of The Making of the West, Vol. I. Additional Readings: Various, as noted. Methodology: Students will complete assigned readings. Class discussion will focus on analysis of significant topics from readings. Instructor will use lecture notes, primary source documents, and selected AV presentations to supplement assigned readings. Students will actively participate in class discussion, small-group studies, and occasional presentations on assigned topics. Evaluation: Student evaluation will be based on total points accumulated covering: · three exams composed of both objective and essay questions over assigned readings and class discussions/presentations; final exam not comprehensive (about 300 points); · essay responses, completed both in-class and outside-class (about 100 points); · one assigned major research project (100 points). Coursework/Exams: Students will be assigned readings which will enable them to be prepared for class presentations/discussions. Attention to readings will affect student understanding of material presented and discussed in class. Written assignments given are due at class time on the day for which the assignment was made. Same goes for research projects. Late assignments are generally not accepted. It is expected that students will generally miss classes for school-sponsored activities only. Ten or more class absences, otherwise, will result in grade reduction of one letter grade at semester's end. Plagiarism evidenced on any assignment will result in zero points for that assignment. Cheating on an exam results in same penalty. Further disciplinary action may result. Classes: Be reasonably and consistently on time for classes. No food or drinks (other than water) in class, please. Be consistently in uniform. Please respect others' speaking opportunities by not interrupting the instructor or a classmate to register an epiphany.