Beginning with 1500 C.E. and covering to 1900 Common Era (C.E.), focusing
on the convergence of the world's peoples, cultures, and civilizations.
Interdisciplinary, multi perspective view of world history, using a thematic
approach and offering a balanced, represenative and inclusive sampling of
the world's cultures from Africa, the Americas, Asia, Europe and Oceania.
Instructor Information: Margaret Stevens
I have taught for several years at De Anza College and have taught American History, Western Civilization and World History.
Phone: (408) 864-8524
Office Location: F-21u
Office Hours: I prefer emails to my De Anza Address..
Eligibility for EWRT 1A or ESL 5 is advised.
Be prepared to spend ten to twelve hours per week to use and study course materials. See catalogue and schedule of classes for an exact determination of minimum hours per week based on course load and units. Read the text and other assigned reading as required and study materials, please see on-line guide including sample tests etc at
FOR PRE-REGISTERED STUDENTS, COMPLETE THE ON-LINE ORIENTATION AND SUBMIT STUDENT INFORMATION FORM BY THURSDAY, JANUARY 10, 2013. (On-line orientation may be found at http://distance.deanza.fhda.edu). Pre-registered students who do not complete the on-line orientation by the deadline will be dropped from this class. The instructor reserves the right to drop ANY student who has not completed the orientation. Ultimately, it is the student's responsibility to adhere to the drop deadlines in order to drop the class.
ADDS: Regardless if there are adds or not available for this class, adds are always at the discretion of the instructor. If there are spaces available the first week, beginning on Monday, Jan 7th I will send add codes to individuals who have signed up on my wait list. I will not take adds unless there is space so please be sure to sign up on the wait list.
Drop deadline to receive a W is Friday, March 1.
It is a requirement of this course that you take the quizzes and each of the two exams at the scheduled times.
It is the student's responsibility to drop this class with a W. I will drop students who are a no-show on catalyst first week.
Be sure you have a current email address with De Anza college as I communicate with students via their address. In addition, if you have filters that block my access via email this will hamper you in this class. I suggest you consider removing them while in this class or add my email address as an acceptable individual who has access.
World History focuses on the world's ancient people, cultures and civilizations. Includes an interdisciplinary, multi perspective view of world history using a thematic approach and offers a balanced, representative, and inclusive sampling of the world's cultures from Africa, the Americas, Asia, Europe, and Oceania. World History meets requirements for teaching credential for California State Universities.
1.Felipe Fernandez-Armesto, World History/Meridians: Sources in World History, Volume B, De Anza Custom Edition, Pearson Publishing. Available at De Anza Bookstore or available as e book through Pearson Publishing, go to www.myhistorylab.com or www.pearson.com
Reliable access to the internet is required.
On-line exams will include essay questions.
Will be included. See orientation material.
Open book exams.
Syllabus is on-line only. Print out for your use and read carefully.
Grades will be posted on Catalyst.
Final grade may be accessed through MyPortal.
Staying in this course, and not doing any of the assignments will result in an F at the end of the quarter, please observe the drop deadline. Drop deadline for a W is Friday, March 1.
If you plan on staying this course please plan on a back up system to complete quizzes and exams as a computer crashing will not be accepted as a reason for not completing an exam or a quiz. This can be a problem especially if you leave a quiz or an exam to the very last minute.
Note to students with disabilities: If you have a disability-related need for reasonable academic accommodations or services in this course, provide Margaret Stevens with a Test Accommodation Verification Form (also known as a TAV form) from Disability Support Services (DSS) or the Educational Diagnostic Center (EDC). Students are expected to give five days notice of the need for accommodations. Students with disabilities can obtain a TAV form from their DSS counselor (864-8753 DSS main number) or EDC advisor (864-8839 EDC main number).
Testing / Grading
There will be weekly chapter quizzes, except for first week and mid-term week. The quiz will take place on-line from Friday at 5 PM until following Monday at 5 PM. There will be NO alternative dates so please plan accordingly.
Each quiz will be worth 25 points. Quizzes will be objective in format. See on-line at Catalyst for times and dates. If you miss the quiz you will lose the points. This would include losing time because your computer system crashes.
Total Quiz points= 225 points
There will be two exams, a mid-term and a final exam. Both exams will consist of essay questions. Essay questions could be short in format or longer (covering more than one chapter). They will not be comprehensive.
Exam #1, given 6th week covers Chapters 2-7 of text.
Exam #2, given final week covers Chapters 8-14 of text.
There will be NO alternative dates. Be prepared for the exam window when it opens. Out of town does not count for alternative dates.
Each exam=100 points.
EXAMS= 200 points
THERE ARE NO ALTERNATIVE QUIZZES OR EXAMS; THERE ARE NO EXCEPTIONS
Grading scale will be based on percentage:
A+= 100-98% B+= 89-88% D+= 69-68% F-= 52-below
A= 97-93% B= 87-83% D= 67-63%
A-= 92-90% B-= 82-80 D-= 62-60%
B= 90-80% C+= 79-78% F+= 59-58%
C= 80-70% C= 77-70 F= 57-53%
Grades will be based on:
Quizzes 225 points
Exams 200 points
Total 425 points
Final grade accessed through MyPortal.
Will be on-Line at Catalyst.
Policy on Copying and Cheating:Students who submit the work of others as their own or cheat on exams or other assignments will receive a failing grade in the course and will be reported to college authorities.
This course utilizes Catalyst, De Anza's Online Learning Community. Please view the Catalyst website at https://catalyst.deanza.edu/
to login. Please note that you will be unable
to login until the first day of class
. Be sure you are using your correct username and password - do not use your social security number or international "99" number. If you need help logging in or finding your
student ID, please view the short instructional video at: https://catalyst.deanza.edu/?pg=mod1
. Additional instructions and assistance can be found on the Catalyst website
De Anza College Bookstore Contact Information
De Anza College Library Services are available for all students and faculty, both on and off campus.
Please consult the library website for a complete description of the library services and hours:
De Anza College Library: http://www.deanza.edu/library/
Services of particular interest to off campus students include:
- Access to the Library Catalog
which includes books, DVDs, and course reserves. Here is a link to the library catalog:
- Article Databases and Research Databases The library subscribes to several electronic databases which
provide access to thousands of full-text journals, newspapers, and magazine articles. Research databases
include: LEXIS NEXIS Academic, Encyclopedia Britannica Online and a Practice Test Database which contains
Nursing Exams, TOEFL Preparation, College Entrance Exams, and many more.
To use the article or research databases from an off campus computer, log in with your 14 digit library
number or eight digit student id number. These instructions are repeated on the first page of the library
website along with descriptions of all the online resources provided.