Attendance is required.
Class preparation and participation (10%)
I expect students to come to class each day, having read thoroughly all
materials assigned for that day, and ready to discuss the topics covered that
day. Consistent, thorough preparation will greatly help your grasp of the
sometimes complex subject of this class, and will improve the chemistry within
the classroom; making the class itself, a better learning experience. I cannot
emphasize enough how important it is to be mentally “into” this course.
Written work (90%):
- All writing assignments are due at the end of the assigned day.
No late work will be accepted without a written, verifiable excuse.
- All written work must be kept together in a binder or folder to be
turned in again at the end of the class as a complete course portfolio.
- The portfolio must include the following:
- Part I. Overviews of the world’s civilizations c. 1688 AD (Wills)
- Essay- Interconnectedness of the world
- Essay- Tradition and Authority around the world.
- Class terms/questions/concepts/ Research topics
- Research essay- 2-3 pages paper on topic from the period roughly 1500-1800.
- Journal- 4 entries.
- In-class written work:
- Part II. Essay- Modernization/Westernization
- Class terms/questions/concepts
- Research essay- 3 pages (minimum) on a topic derived from your optional book.
- Journal- 4 entries
- Essay- Industrial and Political revolutions abroad
- 3 synopsis based on McNeill.
- In-class written work: Grading
- Late work is accepted, but a one grade penalty is applied for each day (not each class period) it is late.
- Course grades are determined on a 1000 point scale. Weight is given to assignments according to the above percentages. For instance, the journal is worth 300 points.
900-1000=A 600-699 =D 800-899 =B
700-799 =C Less than 600=F