Class Assignment Schedule
Class: Western Civilization II HRY 101
Monday and Wednesday 9:30-10:45 A.M. Room 7120
Instructor: Prof Thomas M Hughes
Office: Room 7362
Office Hours: Monday – Thursday 8:30-930 AM
School Closing: (269)-488-4750
Text: Spielgoval Western Civilization vol.2 GET THE CHEAPEST VERSION YOU CAN.
Course Outline: This course examines the political, economic and cultural history of Europe from 1500 to the present.
This course is transferable to many four year institutions including WMU; accordingly, expectations are set at a university level.
Purpose: Beyond a general factual knowledge of European history, students should come away from the course with an appreciation of the richness and diversity of the Western heritage and the impact of that heritage on the rest of the world.
Attendance: Students are expected to attend all scheduled class meetings. Students who maintain an attendance record with two or fewer absences will receive an extra three percentage points towards their final grade. Students will loose two percentage points per missed class after exceeding three absences.
Quizzes: There will be six semi-unannounced quizzes. These will be of a true-false, fill in the blank and multiple choice format. Quizzes take approximately three minutes. After the two lowest grades have been dropped, the other four will be averaged into the "quiz average".
Blue Book Exams: There will be three "blue book exams" which will be a combination of multiple choice and essay:
Multiple choice 40% optional
Extended identification 40% or 80% mandatory
Extended essay 20% mandatory
Final Exam: On the last day of class there will be a non-cumulative final which will be all objective. THE LAST DAY OF CLASS IS MAY 8.
Topics for the exams will be selected by the instructor from class notes and chapter readings; of the two, the lecture material is far more important. Students are expected to bring blue books and PENS on exam days.
THE INSTRUCTOR IS UNDER NO OBLIGATION TO GRANT MAKE-UPS IF AN EXAM IS MISSED. STUDENTS WHO MISS MORE THAN TWO QUIZZES OR ANY OF THE FOUR EXAMS DO SO AT THEIR OWN RISK. STUDENTS ARE OBLIGATED TO CONTACT THE INSTRUCTOR WITH IN FORTY EIGHT HOURS OF A MISSED EXAM. IF A STUDENT IS GRANTED A MAKE-UP EXAM, WRITTEN DOCUMENTATION WILL BE REQUIRED AND THE MAKE –UP WILL BE SIGNIFIGANTLY MORE DIFFICULT THAN THE ORIGINAL.
If a student or group of students is having trouble they are strongly encouraged to come in for tutoring. Some students have found this useful. NEVER BE AFRAID TO ASK FOR HELP.
Academic honesty – please see the Student Handbook and use common sense
The Final Grade: The final grade will represent the average of the for exams and the "quiz average." Except for the two lowest quiz grades all other grades will count.. Extra credit may be gained by attendance points and teamwork in the War between the Blue and the Gray.
Grade scale QUIZZES EXAMS ABSENCES
90-100 = 4.0 1.______ 1._____
85-89 = 3.5 2._____ 2.______
80-84 = 3.0 3._______ 3.______
75-79 = 2.5 4._______ 4._______
70-74 = 2.0 5._______
65-69 = 1.5 6._________
55-64 = 1.0
54 or less = 0.0
Tentative Class Schedule
January 9-January 18 Europe to 1600 and the Thirty Years War 392-418
January 16 Martin Luther King Day – no class
-January 23-February 1 Absolutism in France and Russia, Constitutionalism in Britain 427-441, 447-452, 518-521 and 452-455
February6-February 8 Seventeenth Century Culture and Scientific Revolution 455-484
February 13 First Blue Book Exam
February 15-February 20 The Enlightenment 486-529 and 533-548 KVCC has classes on Presidents’ Day
February 22- Dynastic and Colonial Wars and the American Revolution 529-533 and 551-554
February 22- March 13 The French Revolution and Napoleon chapter 19
March 6-8 Spring Break
March 15-March 20 Conservative reaction and Industrialization 609-619, 582-607 and 663-667
March 22 Second Blue Book Exam
March 27-March 29 Liberalism and Nineteenth Century Politics of the Great Powers 619-623, 656-661and 702-707
April 3-April 5 Unification of Italy and Germany 649-656
April 10-April 12 Imperialism 731-739
April 17 Third Blue Book Exam
April 19-April 26 World War I 739-779
April 21 LAST DAY TO WITHDRAW
May 1-May 3 Totalitarianism, Depression and World War II 781-813 and 816-841
May 8 Final Exam
ALL DATES SUBJECT TO CHANGE
STUDENTS ARE REMINDED THAT FOR THIS COURSE THEY ARE SUBJECT TO THE SCHEDULE OF KVCC AND NO OTHER INSTITUTION
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