This is the HIS 112 course syllabus (home page). On this page, you will find important information about the course and the links to the course assignment schedules.
Course Policies and Procedures
You must also read one of these (and you can read the others for extra credit)--you might want to do a quick web search for more information on these books before you choose:
Please check the ELI bookstore website for information on purchasing/renting your textbooks (new or used). If you wish to purchase your books in person, then you will have to travel to the Alexandria bookstore.
General course purpose
Surveys the general history of the world from about 1600 CE to the present and allows students to reach a basic understanding of the characteristic features of the world's historical development from 1600 CE to the present. Students will learn about some of the important political, economic, social, intellectual, cultural and religious changes that shaped the development of the world’s civilizations in this period of time.
Upon completion of the course, the student will be able to::
Although there are no formal prerequisites for this course, please consider:
Course grades are based on the following point scale:
Make sure that you check the very IMPORTANT Explanation of Assignments and Grading, which has information about grading in the course. There are Special Course Grading Requirements that you must meet to successfully pass the course.
Plagiarism, Cheating and Student Conduct
Please make sure that you read the course policy on plagiarism and cheating. You are expected to abide by the student conduct provisions of the college's student handbook, and it is expected that you will be courteous in all conversations and assignments in this course.
Contacting Your Instructor
Please contact me (Professor Charles Evans, professor and assistant dean of history at the Loudoun campus) at email@example.com.
You must submit all of your assignments and extra credit through Blackboard. See the Submitting Assignments in Your ELI History Course instructions. (No more than one item per calendar day will be accepted.) Feedback on your work will be posted to the Blackboard gradebook, usually within 24-48 hours. You should follow the same directions if you are resubmitting an assignment.
When you have any questions about the course or your assignments or when you want to send a draft of an assignment for informal feedback, please contact your instructor by email using your student email account.
Blackboard is used to support the course. Please review the information on Using Blackboard for instructions on assignment submission, online discussions, exams and your gradebook.
There are specific assignment deadlines in this course, and these are listed on the course schedule. You may submit any of the course required assignments, or the midterm exam, late, but the maximum point value will then be reduced by one-half. You may not take a required final exam late.
Any student with a documented disability needing academic adjustments or accommodation is encouraged to contact a counselor for disability services. Contact information can be found online on the college web page. For additional information, please contact an ELI counselor at firstname.lastname@example.org or 703.323.2425. If you have a MoA, then it must be presented to your instructor during unit 1 of the course so that any accommodations can be worked out. All information is kept confidential.
Links to Course Assignment Schedules
For fall 2017, these are the different schedule versions available:
For summer 2017, these are the different schedule versions available:
For spring 2017, these are the different schedule versions available:
Each week of your schedule will list the course units and assignments that you are required to complete that week. Each course unit will list what you are required to read and submit for that unit. Each unit will also usually have some extra material that you may look at and some possible extra credit work that you can complete. Please make sure that you check out all the linked information for each course unit.
Please make sure that you double-check your official course registration to verify the specific section of the course that you signed up for.
You are expected to make regular and steady course progress by completing your assignments and exams on time. Please check your Blackboard gradebook for your grades and feedback. You can always finish faster than your course schedule. Once you begin this course, it is your responsibility to withdraw. If you do not withdraw and if you do not finish your course assignments, then you will receive a an "F."
Be sure to check out the list of available course aids.
Writing in the course
Proper grammar, spelling and style are an inherent part of each assignment in this course, and please check Charlie's History Writing Center for more information about specific writing style expectations. (You can also watch the short YouTube video about the center.)
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See my college and history projects home pages.