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1. Kevin Reilly, The Human Journey: A Concise Introduction to World History, Vol. I Prehistory to 1450 (New York: Rowman and Littlefield Publisher 2012/latest). ISBN: 978-1- 4422-1385-2 (PBK) Required Text. 2. Peter Von Sivers et al., Patterns of World History Vol. I: To 1600 (New York: Oxford University Press, 2012/Latest) ISBN: 978-0-19-985898-9 (Recommended Text). 3. John P. McKay et al., A History of World Societies Vol. 1 Ninth Edition/Latest (New York: Houghton Mifflin Co., 2012) ISBN: 13-978-0-618-7308 (Recommended Text). COURSE OUTLINE AND REQUIRED READING ASSIGNMENTS The class lectures shall be arranged in the following order: Weeks I, II, III, IV, V and VI: Unit I: A. Chapter 1: The Long Prologue: From 14 Billion Years Ago B. Chapter 2: The Brave New World of City, State, and Pasture: From 3000 BCE C. Eurasian Classical Cultures and Empires: 600 BCE - 200 CE Exam #1: Covers lecture notes and the required reading assignments (i.e., the chapters). Date: See the Exam Schedule (pp. 10-11). Exam #2: Book Exam: Covers chapters 1, 2, and 3. Date: See the Exam Schedule (pp. 10-11). ________________________________________________________________________ Weeks VII, VIII, IX, X, XI, and XII: Unit II: A. Chapter 4: The Spread of New Ways of Eurasia: 200 CE - 1000 CE B. Chapter 5: The Making of an Afro-Eurasian Network: 1000 CE - 1450 CE C. Chapter 6: Parallel Worlds of Inner Africa, the Americas and Oceania: Before 1450 Exam #3: Covers lecture notes and the required reading assignments (i.e., the chapters). Exam #4: Final - Covers Chapters 4, 5, and 6/Cumulative Date: Set by the University's Administration and cannot be changed ________________________________________________________________________ The professor reserves the rights to change or delete any part of this syllabus without notice to the students; but you will be informed about any modification, either in class or through Blackboard. 3
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BOOK EXAMS In addition to the exams based on class lecture notes and reading assignments outlined on the course syllabus, three or four more exams will be given and will be lifted directly or exclusively from the main prescribed or required textbook (or textbooks). The chapters will be announced in class about a week before each exam is given. Students are responsible for reading, understanding, interpreting, and analyzing the contents of the prescribed chapters on their own. As a usual policy, there will be no make-up exams. Make-up exams are time consuming for the students and professor. The Professor reserves the right to change, add, or delete any part of this syllabus without notice to the students. By the same token, you have the academic freedom to drop the course. CLASSROOM ACTIVITIES Classroom activities will primarily consist of lectures, discussions as well as other related academic activities. Students are expected to come to class prepared to raise comments and questions and generally participate in class discussions. READING ASSIGNMENTS Each reading assignment must be completed before coming to class. Students are expected to read and understand the various units in the textbooks. The course outline indicates the topics and reading material.
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