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HIST-1020: History of Civilization II


Cuyahoga Community College
Board of Trustees: 2001-06-28
Academic Term: 2001-08-23
Subject Code
HIST - History
Course Number: 1020
History of Civilization II
Catalog Description:
Introduction to study of world civilizations from 17th century to present.
Credit Hour(s): 3
Lecture Hour(s):
Lab Hour(s): 0
Other Hour(s): 0
Prerequisite and Corequisite None.


9:30AM-10:55AM Mondays & Wednesdays, Room 303

Professor Jeremy L. Wong, MA History

(567) 343-1257 (Cell Phone / Text)

(440) 742-0214 (Emergency)

Jeremy.Wong@tri-c.edu (Email, preferred method of contact)

I have no permanent office, but I spend time at Corporate College West on M-W and I’m also on the east side as a part of the
Veterans program. Please e-mail me if you want to arrange a meeting outside of class.

23 September – Last day to drop class (no payment, etc)
21 November – Last day to withdraw with a grade of W
22-25 November – Thanksgiving Break

16 December – End of Course

You’re going to want a notebook or paper, and something to write with.

You can bring a laptop, but laptops can be distracting.

The textbook ( is needed for reading projects, but not for in-class work.
Traditions & Encounters: A Global Perspective on the Past, Vol.2
HIST-1020: History of Civilization II

I. ACADEMIC CREDIT attendance requirements for an in-person course, as described

Academic Credit According to the Ohio Department of Higher herein, within the first two weeks of the semester, or equivalent, will
Education, one (1) semester hour of college credit will be awarded be considered not attending and will be reported for non-
for each lecture hour. Students will be expected to work on out-of- attendance and dropped from the course.
class assignments on a regular basis which, over the length of the For blended-learning courses, students are required to attend the
course, would normally average two hours of out-of-class study for course by the 15th day of the semester, or equivalent for terms
each hour of formal class activity. For laboratory hours, one (1) shorter than 5-weeks, or submit an assignment, to be considered
credit shall be awarded for a minimum of three laboratory hours attending. Students who have not met all attendance requirements for
in a standard week for which little or no out-of-class study is a blended-learning courses, as described herein, within the first two
required since three hours will be in the lab (i.e. Laboratory 03 weeks of the semester, or equivalent, will be considered not attending
hours). Whereas, one (1) credit shall be awarded for a minimum of and will be reported for non-attendance and dropped from the
two laboratory hours in a standard week, if supplemented by out- course.
of-class assignments which would normally average one hour of
out-of class study preparing for or following up the laboratory For online courses, students are required to login in at least two (2)
experience (i.e. Laboratory 02 hours). Credit is also awarded for times per week and submit one (1) assignment per week for the first
other hours such as directed practice, practicum, cooperative work two (2) weeks of the semester, or equivalent to the 15th day of the
experience, and field experience. The number of hours required to term. Students who have not met all attendance requirements for an
receive credit is listed under Other Hours on the syllabus. The online course, as described herein, within the first two weeks of the
number of credit hours for lecture, lab and other hours are listed at semester, or equivalent, will be considered not attending and will be
the beginning of the syllabus. Make sure you can prioritize your reported for non-attendance and dropped from the course.
time accordingly. Proper planning, prioritization and dedication
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The standard expectation for an online course is that you will spend 3 instructors report any registered students who have “Never Attended”
hours per week for each credit hour. a course. Those students will be administratively withdrawn from that
course. However, after the time period in the previous paragraphs, if
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For in-person courses, students are required to attend the course by forviolence-policy.pdf
the 15th day of the semester, or equivalent for terms shorter than 5-
weeks, to be considered attending. Students who have not met all
HIST-1020: History of Civilization II


1. Outline the flow of historical events.

2. Collect and organize information explaining the development of world civilizations and their global impact.
3. Read primary documents reflecting a variety of cultural backgrounds.
4. Critically analyze historical evidence to evaluate the objectivity and reliability of information.
5. Develop a well-organized and logically written or oral presentation on a historical topic.
6. Read and summarize historical materials evaluating supportive arguments.
7. Recognize and analyze historical cause and effect relationships.
8. Identify the geographical locations of major events and civilizations on a map.
9. Demonstrate knowledge of major social and historical trends and their effects on present society.
10. Utilize the internet for research using a variety of data bases.
11. Prepare a written assignment using work processing and graphics.

Methods of Evaluation:

1. Content Quizzes & Weekly Work – 20%

2. Tests: midterm and final exam (In-class, limited notes) 15%
3. Presentations & Event Leadership – 15%
4. In-Class Activities (Journals, Primary Source Readers) - 15%
5. Written papers (i.e. journal analysis, summary reviews, projects, reports) requiring research using the internet
and library resources and application of word processing skills. – 25%
6. Attendance – 10%

Every week, you will read from the Traditions & Encounters textbook and complete a “historical thinking
worksheet” on a primary source of your choosing. Assuming we have class on Monday, we’ll discuss that
document in addition to our lecture.

On Wednesdays, we will at times have special projects – in-class roleplaying activities, board games, etc. We
will also have days in which a student will teach the material. We’ll discuss that as we get further into the

Instructional Services
OAN Number:
TMSBS, OHS042, and OHS009 (2 of 2 courses, both must be taken)
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HIST-1020: History of Civilization II


1. Introduction to course, research methods, and historical framework

>Historical Theory Microgame

2. Old Europe, Setting the Stage, New Europe

3. Americas & Oceania

4. Expanding Horizons of Cross-Cultural Interaction

>Register to vote

5. Transoceanic Encounters (Conquistadors and stuff)

6. The Transformation of Europe (“Renaissance”)

7. European settlement in America


8. Africa, ‘Atlantic World’

>Thesis Statement, Individual Paper

9. East Asia’s traditions

10. Islamic world

11. Revolutions & Statehood in the Atlantic World

>Rough Draft Due

12. Societies at Crossroads – end of old empires

13. Post-Industrial Colonization, “Scramble for Africa”


14. The First World War

>Final Papers Due

 Register to vote / prove you are registered to vote (1%) DUE OCTOBER 5
 Vote in the November Elections by mail or in-person (4%) ELECTION NOVEMBER 6
 Attend Tri-C Events (to be announced) and write short reports on them (.5% of a grade each)

Confirmed days off (no class!)

Monday, 17 September
Monday, 8 October
HIST-1020: History of Civilization II
Monday, 12 November