CORE 132A – THE 20TH CENTURY: GLOBAL PERSPECTIVES
FALL 2004 -- MWF 9:00AM – 9:50AM
Instructor of History
THE CORE CURRICULUM: CIVILIZATION SEQUENCE
Civilization courses are designed to explore in some depth the complex dimensions of the human experience. These courses study the cumulative experiences of the past to assist in understanding our complex world and assist in the responsible shaping of the future of that world.
CIVILIZATION: HISTORICAL PERSPECTIVES
CORE 132: The 20th Century: A Global Perspective
A Global Perspective is the second course in the Civilization sequence of the CORE Curriculum.
Historical literacy is essential to the education of the
professional man or woman of the 21st century and his or her ability to judge
and decide both private and public issues in a context which respects varied
and appropriate traditions. The 20th Century: A Global Perspective focuses on
issues, events, and crises which have influenced and been influenced by the role
Specific Benefits of CORE 132: The 20th Century: A Global Perspective
Goff, Moss, et al. THE TWENTIETH CENTURY: A Brief Global
History. Sixth Edition.
The General Course Outline identifies specific readings from your text. You should plan to read at least two chapters per week in order to prepare yourself for class discussion. There will be additional readings announced in class.
Any form of academic dishonesty (plagiarism, etc.), as discussed in your Student Handbook, can result in a failing grade in the course and additional action by college officials. Let this be a “word to the wise” on the importance of citing sources properly!
Three (3) brief research papers will be assigned. Due dates, guidelines and topics for each assignment will be distributed as appropriate. Exploration of various research resources including the library and reliable on-line sources will be encouraged in the completion of these assignments. Upper-class students will be expected to demonstrate proficiency in applying the writing and critical thinking developed in CORE 110 and CORE 100. All students will be expected to submit papers in typed or word processed form.
***Handwritten work will NOT be accepted. Papers not submitted on time will be severely penalized by two (2) points per day. No papers will be accepted after your last class on December 10!
There will be three (3) written tests given during the semester including the final examination. The first two tests are listed in your course outline. The third (final) examination will be given according to the Registrar's examination schedule. The tests will be based on the lectures and text reading materials, as assigned. The general structure of the tests may be identification, multiple choice, short answer and/or essay. Each test will be non-comprehensive and will review the most recent materials covered.
QUIZZES AND EXTRA-CREDIT
Throughout the semester there may be quizzes and extra-credit assignments given to help you acquire, maintain, or (just maybe?) exceed your grade goal.
Regular participation is expected from each student. Your participation will be noted and weighed in the overall semester grade evaluation (10%) as a growth/development factor.
As learning partners, you and I are expected to attend classroom lectures/discussions on a regular basis. Students are responsible for all materials discussed and be prepared to actively participate in lectures and classroom discussions. I am responsible for the presentation of subject matter in an environment conducive to your learning experience. Rules of the College regarding class attendance will be followed strictly. There will be a MAXIMUM ALLOWABLE ABSENCE of THREE (3) - excused OR unexcused. Students arriving after the roll is taken will be marked absent and must meet with the professor after class if they wish to have the absence changed. Absence on the day of a scheduled test will NOT be excused unless a serious reason has been explained to the instructor (in advance, if possible) and arrangements for a make-up test are made within five (5) class days of the scheduled test. It is the RESPONSIBILITY OF THE STUDENT to arrange the make-up with the professor. It will be within the discretion of the professor to permit any and all exceptions to these rules based on the evidence presented. Three consecutive absences or a pattern of absence (or lateness) over a three week period will initiate an Excessive Absence Report to the College Student Services Office.
SEMESTER GRADE EVALUATION
The determination of the final semester grade will be based on the successful completion of all requirements for the course using numerical values as follows:
• Tests: Total - 60% = Tests I, II, and III - 60% (20% each)
• Written Assignments -30% ( each 10%)
• Participation - 10%
The general grading scale to be used is as follows:
A+ = 98 A = 95 A- = 92
B+ = 88 B = 85 B- = 82
C+ = 78 C = 75 C- = 72
D+ = 68 D = 65 F = 59
OFFICE CONTACT / OFFICE HOURS
*Personal consultations are welcome and encouraged.
*Test reviews and "rough drafts" of papers are strongly encouraged during office hours or at other convenient times.
Office: HM 312
Office Hours: Monday, Wednesday, and Friday 11:00 A.M. - 12:00 P.M.
Other times by appointment.
Phone: 208-5900 Ext. 5637
Messages may be left with the Faculty Assistants in Hafey Marian Hall, 208-5900 - Ext. 5702.
GENERAL COURSE OUTLINE (May be adjusted at the discretion of the instructor.)
The Dawn of the Twentieth Century
The Era of Imperialism
The Major World Powers
The Origins of World War I
World War I
The Era of Revolution and War
The United States 1918-1940
Dictatorships vs. Democracy
The Origins of World War II
World War II
The Era of the Cold War and the Collapse of Empires
Postwar Settlements - Collapse of Empires – The Early Cold War
The Cold War
The Post Cold War Period
On to the Twenty-First Century
Test #1 -- October 4, 2004
Test #2 – November 8, 2004
Final Exam: Scheduled by the Registrar (Week of December 13-17)
PAPER DUE DATES
Paper #1 – September 27, 2004
Paper #2 – November 3, 2004
Paper #3 – December 6, 2004
OTHER IMPORTANT DATES TO REMEMBER
September 6: Labor Day – No Classes
October 15–17: Fall Recess – No Classes
October 22-24: King’s Homecoming
November 24-28: Thanksgiving Recess – No Classes
December 10: Last Class
Library Internet Resources
Library of Congress Government Guide
Internet Public Library, President of the United States
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