MW 5:30 - 6:50 pm
The goal of this course is to provide you with an overview of the major events and trends in western civilization up to the eighteenth century, or modern era. It is an introductory course; no prior knowledge is assumed.
There are three exams required in this course. Having three exams in a course is standard for college-level history courses, including the traditional classroom sections taught at Midwestern State. A college graduate will be expected (by future employers) to handle large amounts of information, and so this course begins to develop that skill by having students learn and synthesize several chapters for each exam.
The course grade will be the average of the three exams. Grading is done on a standard 100-point scale (i.e., 100-90=A, 89-80=B, etc.)
After the first week of class, a seating chart will be filled out and you must sit in your assigned seat. Attendance will be noted, and students with more than 5 absences MAY have one point per absence deducted from their final grade. Moreover, if you do not come to class, you will not have all the material needed to pass the exams. Mark the exam dates on your calendars now! Make-ups will ONLY be given to students who can present DOCUMENTATION of a major emergency which prevented them from taking the exam. THERE ARE NO MAKE-UPS FOR THE FINAL!
ONCE CLASS HAS BEGUN YOU ARE EXPECTED TO REMAIN IN YOUR SEAT UNTIL CLASS IS OVER! DO NOT EXIT AND RE-ENTER THE CLASSROOM! IF YOU DO, THAT WILL COUNT AS AN ABSENCE!
This class is a no-cell-phone zone! Make sure all electronic devices except laptops are turned off and put away during class. No electronic devices at all permitted during exams.
There is no extra credit in this course!