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Spring 2015 Syllabus for HIST-D003A-65Z
HIST-D003A-65Z - Margaret Stevens
World History
Call Number: 10899
Term: Summer 2013
4 units
De Anza College Distance Learning Center • LC 107 • Phone: 408-864-8969 • FAX: 408-864-8245 • http://www.deanza.edu/distance/
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..
Eligibility for EWRT 1A or ESL 5 is advised.

  • WARNING: this is a summer class, in which the same material will be covered in a six week summer session from a regular 12 week quarter. Be sure you have the time required to do the reading required every week AND take the necessary quizzes and exam. Six weeks will flash by quickly and to be successful, students must stay on top of the material.

    Be prepared to spend ten to twelve hours per week to use and study course materials. See catalog 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 PREREGISTERED STUDENTS, COMPLETE THE ON-LINE ORIENTATION AND SUBMIT STUDENT INFORMATION FORM BY FRIDAY, July 5, 2012. (On-line orientation may be found at http://distance.deanza.fhda.edu). Preregistered 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, on Tuesday, July 2nd 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.

    Beginning summer 2012, there will no longer be any period where a grade of no record is available. Students must either drop during the "refund" period, or earn a W if they drop after the refund deadline.

  • It is a requirement of this course that you take the quizzes and the final exam at the scheduled times.

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

  • Textbook
    1.Felipe Fernandez-Armesto, Meridians: Sources in World History, Volume A, De Anza Custom Edition, Pearson Publishing. Available at De Anza Bookstore or available as an e book through Pearson Publishing, go to coursesmart.com. Text is The World, Volume 1, Author is Felipe Fernandez-Armesto, 2nd edition only. Available as e text through catalyst once class begins on Monday July 1st.
    Media Availability
    Reliable computer and access to the internet is required. If you do not have access it could cause you to miss a quiz or the exam. No make-up will be allowed.
    Written Assignments
    Online exam will include essay questions. My expectation is you will write a minimum of 2-4 pages for the final exam.
    Extra Credit
    Will be included. See orientation material.
    Exam Notes
    Open book exam.
    Syllabus is on-line only. Print out for your use and read carefully.
    Final Grade
    Grades will be posted on Catalyst.

    You may access your final grade through my portal.
    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.
    Testing / Grading

  • There will be weekly chapter quizzes and beginning the 2nd week two chapters will be covered and there two quizzes per week. 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.

  • Total Quiz points= 250 points


    There will be one exam, a final exam. The final exam will consist of essay questions. Essay questions could be short in format or longer (covering more than one chapter).

    Final Exam , given last week of classes covers Chapters 1-10 of text.

    There will be NO alternative dates. Be prepared for the exam window when it opens.

    EXAMS= 150 points

    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).
  • Alternate Exams
    NO ALTERNATE QUIZZES OR EXAMS. I am very strict with this.
    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 250 points
    Exam 150 points

    Total 400 points
    Assignments Schedule
    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.
    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
    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

    Last Updated: 9/5/13