WESTERN CIVILIZATION I
J. D. Jackson, Instructor
Dept. of History and Anthropology
HH Adjunct Office
Heritage Hall Bldg.:
Tues., 4:25-5:25 PM
Civilization in the West
Kishalansky, Mark, Patrick,
Geary, and Patrick O’Brien.
Using a class format that consists of lecture, discussion, and
video/audio tape(s) and/or DVDs, if not power point and/or overhead projector
presentations, this class has as its overall purpose to provide students with a multi-
disciplinary approach to and broad-based but surveyed view of the history of
Western Civilization as guided by at least the following:
1)the chronology and the
main personalities, movements and events, especially wars and international trade,
and concepts of the text-oriented period—from “The First Civilizations”, as
described by the book, to 1715.
The said approach will also underscore the
undeniably, important fact that past and present events are intertwined with the
former, directly or indirectly, substantially or not, influencing the latter and even,
possibly, the future.
Class attendance and preparation, punctuality, and note-
Failure to comply with either will most
likely result in a
The instructor will record attendance each class
period and/or after each class break, if allowed.
Make-up exams due to excused
absences will be given only with the permission of at the time selected by the
Schedule them as soon as possible.
Furthermore, if you must be absent,
please be respectful enough to contact the instructor as soon as possible to inform
be calculated based
on 1) *(2) exams (a mid-term and a final),
2) **(2) papers (each 5-10-typed
pages each) 3) (2) DVD/Video Answer and
Question sheets 4) (2) pop quizzes and
5)active class participation.
Each category is
worth (100) points, resulting in a possible grand total number of possible points for
students to earn equal to (900) points.