School: Liberal ArtsCourse Number: WOH2012Course Name: WORLD HISTORY TO 1500Credit Hours: 3 credit hoursLength of Course: 6 WeeksPrerequisite: Students must score into college-level English and Reading on the placement test.Course Description WOH 2012 teaches the fundamentals of World History to 1500. It examines the rise of civilizations and discusses the major events that helped to shape both the East and West. It is taught in a comparative manner so that students can better understand the similarities and differences between East and West as well as the impact that the East and West had upon each other. Course RationaleThis course is one component of the Associate in Arts (AA) program. The AA courses provide important skills that will help students succeedin their careers and life. World History and its associated concepts are an important to know so that we do not repeat past mistakes. Knowledge of history can help students to be aware of current situations and strive for positive actions similar to past successes. Likewise, if students emulate past successes, this may help them to besuccessful in their careers and life.Program Learning Outcomes Through the IRSC General Education courses you will learn the following important skills that will help you succeed in college, career, and life. Communicate with clarity and precision. Use technology to acquire, organize, and convey information. Describe a wide range of global, social and cultural points of view and apply various perspectives to analyze human behavior. Develop awareness of diverse ethical perspectives
Understand and exhibit civic engagement and social responsibility Apply critical thinking through problem solving.Course Learning Outcomes /Objectives Course Objectives:Students will be able to identify, understand and discuss important themes, terms, people, dates, and events in the ancient world up to 1500. Additional information can be found in the Learning Outcomes folder under Content. Course Resources Textbook(s) - (available at IRSC bookstore): WOH 2012 Text: William J. Duiker and Jackson J. Spielvogel. World History, Cengage Advantage Edition, Seventh Edition, 2013. ISBN 9781285330020.Resources: Additional resources may be found within the modules.Course Requirements This course consists of a series of activities and assessments to assist you in achieving the outcomes/objectives for the course and instructional units. Grades and Grading Scale Assignment of letter grades is based on a percentage of points earned.The letter grade will correspond with the following percentages achieved. A90 – 100B80 – 89C70 – 79D60 – 69F59 and belowAssignment NamePoint Value/Percent of Course GradeExams (3)60%Quizzes (4)40%Analytical Essay 10 points towards lowest exam grade
(1)All assignments must be completed to pass this course.You cancheck your grade at any time in the “My Grades” link in the Blackboardcontrol panel.
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