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HIST 1311 Western Civilization

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    • Profile picture
    Apr 17, 2017
    | Would recommend.

    Not too easy. Not too difficult.

    Course Overview:

    The course was well put together and very clear, concise and easy to comprehend.

    Course highlights:

    Mr. Smith was very professional in his lessons, yet took time for each student, to ensure that everyone understood the lesson(s) being placed before them.

    Hours per week:

    6-8 hours

    Advice for students:

    Never be afraid to ask a question. Always do the required work as per the syllabus and be sure you are on time!

    • Summer 2014
    • Chad Smith
    • Yes
    • Always Do the Reading Participation Counts Great Discussions
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    Jan 22, 2017
    | No strong feelings either way.

    This class was tough.

    Course Overview:

    I took this course online my sophomore year of high school. I also had a job that required me to work from the time I got out of school to about 10 or 11 every night. So, the stress of having to stay up till 1 every morning to read a textbook made me strongly dislike this class. I suppose if I was in college or didn't have a job it would have been a much more enjoyable experience. If you have a full schedule, however, I would not recommend this course.

    Course highlights:

    In this course I learned about Western Civilization. This included the Roman Empire, Ottoman Empire, philosophers, early European civilization, the origins of man kind (according to evolution), and the technology and hygiene that was developed over the years.

    Hours per week:

    9-11 hours

    Advice for students:

    Make sure you take notes as you read the book. It's so easy to skim over a chapter and call it quits. If you want to succeed in this class I would recommend reviewing your notes before a quiz and also looking at the high points that the professors points out.

    • Fall 2014
    • SMITH
    • Great Intro to the Subject Always Do the Reading Final Paper
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    Nov 13, 2016
    | No strong feelings either way.

    This class was tough.

    Course Overview:

    This was a very challenging course, especially when taken online. If someone is proficient at memorizing textbook information and is interested in a history degree, I would strongly suggest this course. On the other hand, a person who is uninterested in history and/ or cannot read and memorize a textbook should not take this course. The online course consisted of quizzes over chapters and test over the units. I took this class as a sophomore in high school and found it rather difficult to balance the reading along with my other classes and my job. My professor was very kind and helpful (I don't remember his name), and always made sure powerpoints were available for review.

    Course highlights:

    I found this course very interesting, especially the beginning chapters. These were over ancient civilizations, whom I have always found appealing. The course included learning about iconic leaders of Europe, strategies and outcomes of wars, and important innovations in medicine and technology.

    Hours per week:

    12+ hours

    Advice for students:

    READ THE BOOK and take notes. Many people in my class just ignored reading the book and failed miserably. I only managed to make a B, but like I said I had 7 other classes, a job, and extra curricular from high school. To students considering taking this course I would suggest not reading the book at night or in bed; also take notes to highlight main points. If a high school student is considering this I would suggest making sure the rest of your schedule is relatively clear. For anyone else reading the book in intervals will ensure that your brain doesn't go numb and that you retain the information.

    • Fall 2014
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    • Always Do the Reading Competitive Classmates Final Paper

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