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Michael Deliz Email: email@example.com (See Procedures Section below before emailing me) Phone: 407-385-0016 (voice mail only) Website: www.michaeldeliz.com Office: Colbourn Hall 413 Office Hours: Mon. & Fri. 11:45am - 1pm, Tue. & Thur. 12pm-2pm (and by appointment) TEXTBOOK: Edward Judge, et al. Connections: A World History Vol. 2, 1st ed. Prentice Hall. 2008. ABOUT THIS COURSE: World Civilizations II is the second of two courses designed to familiarize students with the history of the world. This course will span the time period from 1500 C.E. to the present and will focus upon the basic historical foundations behind 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 the world. Geographic: Students must understand the relationship between geography and the development of civilizations across the world. Cultural/Societal: Students must understand the dynamic nature of human society as it is continuously evolving. Emphasis will be on mass migrations, international relations, religious conflict, and ideological conflicts, which all greatly contributed 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, and Linguistics. The course, despite its breath, is however limited by the time allotted in the semester. Due to this limitation students may find that further reading, beyond the assigned text, will be advantageous to acquiring a greater depth of understanding. Success in this course: Students are expected to demonstrate a depth of understanding at the collegiate level. Success in this course will be determined by the student’s analysis and interpretation of historical topics, not memorization. If you are not willing to read the assigned chapters, attend class, and follow class discussions, you most certainly will fail this course. Expectations: Students are expected to come prepared for class with a notebook and a pen 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 the exam. Students are expected to have all assignments including reading assignments completed by the beginning of each class. Gordon Rule: WOH2022 is designated as a Gordon Rule course under the General Education Program (GEP) of UCF. This means that under the requirements of Florida State Rule 6A-10.30, students enrolled in this course will also be evaluated on their ability to write at the collegiate level by way of essay assignments. College-Level Writing: The University of Central Florida’s definition of “College-Level Writing” is as follows: 1. The writing will have a clearly defined central idea or thesis. 2. It will provide adequate support for that idea. 3. It will be organized clearly and logically. 4. It will show awareness of the conventions of standard written English. 5. It will be formatted or presented in an appropriate way. Gordon Rule Assignments: Each of the following Gordon Rule Assignments are designed to fulfill the student’s requirement to the Gordon Rule. Failure to complete any of these assignments automatically makes it impossible for the student to pass the course with a grade of ‘C’ or better. Assignment One: Essay Exam #1 - Narrative In-Class EssayStudents will be presented with a question that must be answered in a manner that details the sequence and causality of an overarching aspect of the covered material. For full credit, students must demonstrate a command of the dates, names of people, places, and significant events that are pertinent to the material in question. Essay Length: 1,500 words Assignment Two: Essay Exam #2 - Comparison In-Class EssayStudents will be presented with a question that must be answered in a manner that demonstrates the student’s ability to analyze complex ideas by comparing two excerpts from selected historical sources. For full credit, students must also demonstrate a command of the dates, names of people, places, and significant events that are pertinent to the material in question. Essay Length: 1,500 words Assignment Three: Research Paper - Newspaper Coverage Analysis EssayIn consultation with the professor, students will first choose a historical event, personality, or idea to research. Students will then research how their chosen topic was covered in the press media by the direct analysis of newspaper and magazine articles in contemporary publications to the topic. For full credit, students must also demonstrate a respect for proper research techniques, judgment in source selection, and a command of the formatting standards for writing in the field of History. Essay Length: 6 pages - Typed
Assignment Four: Essay Exam#3 - Argumentative In-Class EssayStudents will be presented with a question that must be answered in a manner that demonstrates the student’s ability to formulate and maintain an argument, support that argument with evidence drawing from the historical record, and arrive at an unambiguous conclusion. For full credit, students must also demonstrate a command of the dates, names of people, places, and significant events that are pertinent to the argument. Essay Length: 1,500 words Grade Policy: Grades are determined by points earned in three exams, six quizzes, and one Research Project. Essay Exams Quizzes Research 100pts/ea x (3) = 300pts 25pts/ea x (6) = 150pts 50pts/ea x (1) = 50pts Total Points = 500pts
Grading Scale: This course will be scored using the 10 point grading scale as follows: By Points 450-500 400-449.9 350-399.9 300-349.9 Less than 300 pts By Percentage 90%-100% 89.9%-80% 79.9%-70% 69.9%-60% Less than 60% Letter Grade A B C D F
PROCEDURES: Email: 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 last name. 3) Under no circumstances will any assignment be accepted by email. Attendance: Although attendance will not be regularly taken, it is mandatory and extremely important to your grade. Students who miss class for whatever reason will NOT be excused from assigned work and its due dates. Missed lectures are also the responsibility of the absent student. Make-Up Work: There are no make-ups for quizzes. A missed quiz automatically earns ZERO points. If you should happen to miss an exam, a make-up exam can be scheduled with prior arrangement. Extra Credit: From time to time an extra credit assignment may be extended to the class at the discretion of the professor. By policy, all extra credit assignments will be made available to the entire class, there will NOT be any extra credit given to individual students.
History Majors: Every student majoring in History is required to hand in a portfolio of their cumulative works in all history classes before graduation. Therefore History majors, and those who think they may later switch disciplines to History should take care to preserve their written graded work. Academic Dishonesty: All forms of academic dishonesty are obviously prohibited at UCF. Academic dishonesty includes, but is not limited to, plagiarism, cheating, furnishing false information, forgery, alteration or misuse of documents, misconduct during a testing situation, and misuse of identification with intent to defraud or deceive. Students shall take special notice that the assignment of course grades is the responsibility of the professor. When the professor has reason to believe that an act of academic dishonesty has occurred, and before sanctions are imposed, the student shall be given informal notice and an opportunity to be heard by the professor. Any student determined by the professor to have been guilty of engaging in an act of academic dishonesty shall be subject to a range of academic penalties as determined by the professor. These penalties may include, but may not be limited to, one or more of the following: --loss of credit for an assignment, examination, or project; --reduction in the course grade; --or a grade of “F” in the course. Students guilty of engaging in a gross or flagrant act of academic dishonesty or repeated instances of academic dishonesty may also be subject to administrative and/or disciplinary penalties that may include a warning, probation, suspension, and/or expulsion from UCF and the State of Florida University System. Disclaimer: Changes to this syllabus may be made at the discretion of the professor. CALENDAR
DATE 1/11/2010 1/13/2010 1/15/2010 1/18/2010 1/20/2010 1/22/2010 1/25/2010 1/27/2010 1/29/2010 2/1/2010 2/3/2010 2/5/2010 2/8/2010 2/10/2010 2/12/2010 WEEK Monday Wednesday Friday Monday Wednesday Friday Monday Wednesday Friday Monday Wednesday Friday Monday Wednesday Friday ASSIGNMENT LECTURE Course Intro
The World Today - Reasons for Conflict - Power Struggles The World Today - Reasons for Peace - Regional Integration
NO CLASS NO CLASS - MLK Jr. Day Section One - The End of Imperialism? World War II - How & Why (Ch. 33) Quiz 1 World War II - Aftermath World War I - How & Why (Ch. 31) World War I - As the beginning of the end of an Era World War I - Connecting the Dots to WWII (Ch. 32) Review EXAM #1 EXAM #1 - Chapters 31-32-33 Section Two - A History of Imperialism The road to the Great Wars 1500s - 1945 Global Exploration and Global Empire Ch19 Quiz 2 Global Exploration and Global Empire Ch19 Age of Religious Conflict and Expansionism (Ch20)
2/15/2010 2/17/2010 2/19/2010 2/22/2010 2/24/2010 2/26/2010 3/1/2010 3/3/2010 3/5/2010 3/8/2010 3/10/2010 3/12/2010 3/15/2010 3/17/2010 3/19/2010 3/22/2010 3/24/2010 3/26/2010 3/29/2010 3/31/2010 4/2/2010 4/5/2010 4/7/2010 4/9/2010 4/12/2010 4/14/2010 4/16/2010 4/19/2010 4/21/2010 4/23/2010 4/26/2010 5/3/2010
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Age of Religious Conflict and Expansionism (Ch20) Absolutism and Enlightenment in Europe (Ch. 24) Absolutism and Enlightenment in Europe (Ch. 24) The Atlantic Revolutions, 1750-1830 Ch.26 Quiz 3 The Atlantic Revolutions, 1750-1830 Ch.26 The Atlantic Revolutions, 1750-1830 Ch.26 Imperialism - Connecting the Dots Review EXAM #2 EXAM #2 - Chapters 19 - 20 - 24 - 26 NO CLASS Spring Break NO CLASS Spring Break NO CLASS Spring Break Section Three - History of Africa Africa and the Atlantic Slave Trade Ch. 23 Imperial Colonization of Africa Ch. 30 Post Colonial Africa Ch. 37 Quiz 4 Post Colonial Africa Ch. 37 Section Four - History of Latin America Latin America Ch. 28 Latin America Ch. 28 Latin America Ch. 36 Quiz 5 Latin America Ch. 36 The Caribbean Section Five - History of North Africa and West Asia The Transformation of North Africa and West Asia Ch. 30 Secular and Islamic Nationalism Israel & Palestine Ch. 37 Quiz 6 Israel-Arab Wars Ch. 37 Islamic Fundamentalism Research DUE Al-Qaeda and the current conflict Section Six - History of China 1800's-1900's Since 1945 Ch. 35 Since 1989 Review Final Exam Starts at 1:00pm
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