OVERVIEW AND OBJECTIVES:
This course is designed to introduce you to the history and
culture of the contemporary world since 1945. In this course,
you will learn about some of the important political, economic,
social, intellectual, cultural and religious changes that have
shaped the development of recent world civilization, and you will
have an opportunity to place your own family within the
historical context of the past fifty+ years. Grading in the
course is based on written assignments and classwork that
demonstrates critical thinking. It is expected that students
possess college-level writing skills.
BOOKS: The text for the
course is Findley/Rothney, Twentieth-Century World, 6th
ed. (Any edition is acceptable.)
COURSE WEBSITE: The website
for this course,
contains all of the class materials and assignments. Please note
that my syllabus is closely interlinked with the NOVA Online (online) version of the course (novaonline.nvcc.edu/eli/evans/HIS135/Index.html).
Try not to get lost as you go back and forth!
BLACKBOARD: There is
a Blackboard support site for the course. Log into Blackboard from the MyNova tab on the college home page. You will find an online gradebook in Blackboard, where you can track your grades, and also a discussion board, where you will be able to exchange ideas on assignments. You do earn points for posting on the discussion board.
ACCOMMODATION: If there is
any student in this class who has the need for some form of
classroom accommodation, please feel free to discuss this with one of the college's counselors.
PLAGIARISM: Any student
caught plagiarizing or cheating in this course will be subject to
appropriate disciplinary action. Please read and understand my
CLASSROOM BEHAVIOR: Improper
or impolite classroom behavior will not be tolerated. There will
be no use of cell phones, pagers, text messengers, blackberries,
I-pods or any other device that interferes with the class. If
necessary, I will also reconsider allowing the use of notebook
computers in class.
ATTENDANCE: Attendance is
required. There is extra credit for class