HIST 161 - WORLD HISTORY - Anthony Galvan
My name is Anthony Galvan and I will be your instructor for this semester. I have my Bachelors degree in Native American Studies and History of Latin America from UC Riverside. I received my Masters Degree in Humanities from Mount St. Mary's University in Los Angeles. Hopefully by the end of this course you will have a better understanding of World History from different perspectives.
You must complete the first assignment by 11:59 PST on the first day of the semester otherwise you will be dropped from the course. More details will be sent out to you through email and Announcements on Canvas.
This course examines the major historical trends of world history—from the earliest known civilizations through the 16th century. Particular emphasis will be given to Greek and Roman culture, society, and political developments; the emergence of major world religions, including Hinduism, Confucianism, Christianity, Islam and others; the rise of political institutions (utilizing a comparative approach); and the development of social practices, world literature, the status of women, and the influence that one culture and tradition has an another.
What to Expect in this Course
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This class will have 3 quizzes, 1 Book Review, and 5 discussion posts. All work is to be in your own words and not copied off the internet.
Types of Assessments
Quizzes: Each quiz will consist of 20 multiple-choice questions, 10 short response questions, and 1 essay question. A study guide will be provided before each exam as an Announcement.
Book Review: AZTECS: A VERY SHORT INTRODUCTION: 105 POINTS (GUIDELINES WILL BE POSTED ON ASSIGNMENTS TAB) Any late book review papers will be deducted 10 points for every calendar day late. Turnitin feature will be enabled.
5 Discussion Posts: You will have discussion post questions based on a chapter from your textbook The Earth and Its People. In addition, you will have to respond to another student on the discussion post board giving positive feedback. Remember that there will be two different due dates for the initial post and reply response.
Textbook Information / Link to ZTC Textbook
Textbooks need to be purchased first week of class;
Aztecs: A Very Short Introduction, Carrasco David, ISBN# 978015379389 *USED FOR BOOK REVIEW ASSIGNMENT*
The Earth and Its People: A Global History Volume 1:To 1550 Brief Edition, Bulliet Richard, 6th Ed., ISBN# 9781285445526 *USED FOR DISCUSSION POSTS*
Official COC Bookstore website: https://coc.bncollege.com/shop/coc/home
Other Relevant Course Information
- Read the syllabus the first week to understand the expectations and the class schedule.
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- If any questions arise during the semester feel free to contact me through email or if possible arrange a face-to-face meeting through Zoom.
- Set a schedule for your study time for this class.
- Enjoy your learning experience in this class and have fun.
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- Email me the first week of class if you want to add the class.
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Last updated: 10/25/2021 Sub#: 962