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Fall 2014 Syllabus for HIST-D003A-62Z
HIST-D003A-62Z - Margaret Stevens
World History
Call Number: 1117
Term: Fall 2013
4 units
De Anza College Distance Learning Center • LC 107 • Phone: 408-864-8969 • FAX: 408-864-8245 • http://www.deanza.edu/distance/
Prerequisites
None
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
Email: stevensmargaret@fhda.edu.
Office Location: F-21u
Office Hours: I prefer emails to my De Anza Address during summer session..
Requirements
  • Class is on-line only.

    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
    http://www.myhistorylab.com.
  • FOR PRE-REGISTERED STUDENTS, COMPLETE THE ON-LINE ORIENTATION AND SUBMIT STUDENT INFORMATION FORM BY THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 26th, 2013. (On-line orientation may be found at http://deanza.edu/distance/). Pre-registered students who do not complete the on-line orientation by the deadline at 5:00 P.M. will be dropped from this class. The instructor reserves the right to drop ANY student who does not complete the orientation. Ultimately, it is the student's responsibility to adhere to the drop deadlines in order to drop the class. Orientation can be completed before class opens on Monday September 23rd.

    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, on or after Monday, Sept 23rd 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, Nov. 15.

  • It is a requirement of this course that you take the quizzes and each of the two exams at the scheduled times. Not completing quizzes is one reason that the instructor will drop students.

  • It is the student's responsibility to drop this class with a W.

  • If you plan on being out of town for vacation, a business trip, etc. you must have internet access to complete your work or you will lose points for quizzes that are not completed.
  • Objectives
    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.
    Textbook
    1.Author is Felipe Fernandez-Armesto, two choices, first choice The World, a History Volume 1 to 1500, Penguin Academics, Pearson Publishing. Available at De Anza Bookstore or available as e-book through Coursesmart. Second choice The World, A History, combined volume, 2nd edition only. It is a better value as it contains materials for B and C as well. If you want the less expensive, utilitarian version buy the Penguin Academics version. The combined has all the maps, charts and pictures in color. Less expensive version of combined is at Coursesmart.

    You are not required to buy access to myhistorylab for this class.
    Media Availability
    Reliable access to the internet is required. Without it you may not be able to complete the class.
    Written Assignments
    Online exams will include essay questions. See orientation material.
    Extra Credit
    Will be included. See orientation material.
    Exam Notes
    Open book exams.
    Handouts
    Syllabus is on-line only. Print out for your use and read carefully.
    Final Grade
    Grades will be posted on Catalyst in your grade book.

    Final grade may be accessed through MyPortal.
    Additional Information
    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, Nov. 15th.

    If you plan on staying this course please plan on a back up system to complete quizzes and exams as a computer crashing/or any other lack of access or technical mistake 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
    QUIZZES:

  • There will be weekly chapter quizzes, except for week of Thanksgiving. The quiz will take place on-line from Friday until following Monday at 11:00 PM. As I allow a long open window, 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. No exceptions.

  • Total Quiz points= 250 points


    EXAMS:

    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 1-5 of text.
    Exam #2, given final week covers Chapters 6-10 of text.

    There will be NO alternative dates. As I allow a long open window, there will be NO alternative dates so please plan accordingly. Be prepared for the exam window when it opens.

    Each exam=100 points.
    EXAMS= 200 points
  • Alternate Exams
    NO ALTERNATE QUIZZES OR EXAMS IF YOU MISS YOU LOSE THE POINTS
    Grading
    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
    Grades will be based on:
    Quizzes 250 points
    Exams 200 points

    Total 450 points
    Assignments Schedule
    Will be on-line at Catalyst.
    Cheating
    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.
    Catalyst Information
    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
    Phone: 408-864-8455
    http://books.deanza.edu/
    LIBRARY SERVICES
    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:
      Library Catalog: http://library.deanza.edu/uhtbin/webcat
    • 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.


    Distance Learning
    Building: MLC 250
    Email: distance@deanza.edu
    Phone: 408.864.8969
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    Last Updated: 9/5/13