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Aaron Gulyas e-Mail/Googletalk: firstname.lastname@example.org Phone: 810-232-2993 Office: MMB2120D Fine Arts/Social Science Division Office: 810-762-0332 Office Hours: See BlackBoard Be sure that in any correspondence you include your name, phone number (if you want a phone response) or email address and the best time to reach you. The best way to contact me is via email as I check this several times each day during the week (less on weekends).
HIST-113-WWW01 History of East Asia, 1600-Present Winter, 2012
Course Description This course will cover the political, social, and cultural history of China, Japan, and Korea from 1600 CE to the present. This course will emphasize the relationship of human creativity to needs, beliefs and values showing how others have understood themselves and how this understanding has shaped our views and conditions today. Course Objectives 1. Evaluate the late imperial period in China 2. Evaluate the late imperial period in Japan and Korea 3. Assess the fall of the Qing dynasty and the development of Nationalist China 4. Analyze the growth and development of communism in China 5. Evaluate the development of Japanese militarism and East Asia during World War II 6. Assess the development of China since the Communist victory 7. Assess the development of Japan since World War II 8. Assess the role of East Asia in the Cold War 9. Analyze historical evidence I will post required readings to BlackBoard. There are no textbooks for this course.
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By successfully completing these tasks you will demonstrate competency and earn a grade in the course. etc. o Not every week will have a lecturecast—sometimes there will be other supplementary information for you. Each week will begin on Monday at Midnight and end on the following Sunday at 11:59 PM. Assessment I will assess your performance in this course in a variety of ways. discussion of articles or documents ii. Examples include i. event. Exams will cover all class material and readings assigned during that period of the course. we will cover a chapter in the textbook. 3. this is what I recommend: Read the posted materials for the week. Full details and a review guide will be available at least one week prior to the exams. discussion and critique of history websites or exhibits iii. The topic for discussion. outlines or other reading. Each will contain (a) a number of identifications asking you to link a specific person. 10 required course blog postings. worth 20 points each.just be sure that you read/view the course materials and complete the assessment exercises within the week. Watch/listen to lecturecast. articles. or idea to its historical context and significance. getting you up to speed on how the course works and discussing the nature of history in general.Structure of the Course The first week of the course will be introductory. You may want to view the lecturecast first--whatever order works for you is fine with me-. 10 weekly assessments—a brief review activity. discussion of historical topics relevant to the chapter being studied in class b. content) c. primary source analyses. discussion boards. Instructions for each blog will include a. or analysis of an historical document. Each subsequent week. See below for details. 2. The nature of the posts/responses (length. Complete any assessments for that week. given online. This will consist of historical documents. 3 exams. (b) a number of questions on the primary sources and other readings and (c) an essay question asking you to incorporate course material into larger themes. The due date for blog postings . 1. o This is a audio/visual mini lecture where I talk about a couple of (what I think) are key concepts for the week’s topics. worth 20 points each. Specific dates will be listed on Blackboard. quiz. Dates for these assignments are listed on the schedule. Each exam will be worth 100 points. In general.
and (c) in the instructorʼs judgment.0 1.5 1. Simply logging in is insufficient. (b) has done passing work in the course.64% 59% and lower Schedule: weeks run from Saturday to Saturday.79% 70% .5 2. To satisfy Federal attendance guidelines. Typically an I will be given only when the student (a) has completed at least 75% of the class but is unable to complete the class work because of extraordinarily unusual or unforeseen circumstances or other compelling reasons. it is mandatory that you log into the class at least once a week and complete assignments. can complete the required work without repeating the course. the total number of points available is 700 Percentage wise. Work is due by 11:59 PM on the dates listed. For example. January 14-January 21: Start-Up January 21-January 28: China: From Qing to Ming January 28-February 4: Tokugawa Japan February 4-February 11: Japan and the West February 11-February 18: China and the West February 18-February 25: Exam 1 February 25-March 3: Japan in the 19th Century March 3-March 10: China.69% 60% . assignments for chapter 12 would be due by 11:59 PM.0 2.84% 75% .89% 80% . Japan. January 28. .0 90% and higher 85% .Thus. Excessive absences may affect your eligibility for financial aid and in some cases may require you pay back portions of your loan if you stop attending a class.74% 65% . this is how grades will break down: 4. I report all attendance to the Registrar's Office. The ʻIʼ will be given at the sole discretion of the instructor. and Korea in an age of Imperialism March 10-March 17: Spring Break March 17-March 24: China in Chaos March 24-March 31: 20th Century Japan March 31-April 7: Exam 2 April 7-April 14: The Pacific War and Post-War Japan April 14-April 21: The People’s Republic of China April 21-May 2: Exam 3 Attendance Federal Title IV Fund Eligibility Guidelines require the college to keep attendance records in order for students to maintain their Title IV funding eligibility.0 3.5 3.0 0. Course Policies Incompletes “A student must initiate a request for an I (incomplete) from an instructor.
winamp). cheating. I recommend Firefox or Chrome as the best browsers for BlackBoard. I recommend using almost anything else. each student is required to meet the minimal technological requirements for Distance Learning. If for some reason your computer breaks down. Academic Dishonesty MCC’s policies on Plagiarism and academic dishonesty can be found here: http://www. “NS” grades are given at the instructorʼs discretion and are only assigned at the end of the semester. Each student taking a Mott course is given a Mott email address to use (preferred).mcc. insufficient instructional contact with the student. you must withdrawal yourself or risk a failing grade in this course. Apple Keynote. itunes. This helpful page includes examples of plagiarism. software to play MP3 files (such as Windows Media Player. Waiting until the last minute to do your work may have unpleasant results for your grade if BlackBoard decides to go down at the same time. and a word processing program. for typing papers. the free PowerPoint viewer.edu/18_policies/student_acad_integrity. Failure to receive any of my emails sent out from Blackboard due to full mailboxes. I CANNOT WITHDRAW YOU FROM THE COURSE! If you choose not to complete course requirements. you will receive a 0. You may use the Internet at home. My policy on academic dishonesty is that even one instance of it is unacceptable.0 for the . Technology Notes As this is an online class. You may use a non-Mott account although you are responsible for going into Blackboard and changing where you wish to receive my emails to you. BlackBoard may go down for maintenance during the semester. Computer crashes and other personal software or hardware problems do not excuse you from class materials and due dates! You must have an email address from which you can send and receive emails. You must also have access to specific software throughout the semester. a Java enabled browser for accessing Blackboard. and other academic crimes. such as Microsoft Word. incorrectly entered email addresses. Internet Explorer has significant problems with BlackBoard. or Openoffice for viewing PowerPoint presentations. If I have reason to believe that you are using someone else’s words or work as your own. W/Withdrawals A “w” is a student-initiated withdrawal and can be initiated up to the 90% point in the course. Microsoft PowerPoint. “NS” grades are not given because a student request one (therefore donʼt even ask) and are not given because you do not meet the criteria for an Incomplete grade. As the instructor. on campus. such as Adobe Reader for viewing PDF files. It is your responsibility to clean out your email mailbox and update your email address as needed so as to be able to receive emails. You have one week to complete assignments—this is more than enough time. non-active email accounts or other email issues will not excuse you from the information disseminated. I will not accept “BlackBoard was down” as an excuse for not completing work. in their judgment.NS Instructors may assign an “NS” grade which indicates that the faculty member has had.shtml. Apple’s Safari also works well. or at any other location but it MUST BE REGULAR AND RELIABLE. it is expected that you will take immediate action to find regular and reliable access to another computer.
If you do it again.0 for the course and a second disciplinary referral.assignment in question and will be reported to the registrar’s office for discipline. you will receive a 0. .
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