The West and the World
Instructor: Scott N. West
Office Hours: By appointment
Sections: HST103-61 M-F 9:25 – 10:40 am HUM122 Course Description
This course will attempt to study the historical place of the Western world from the “end” of the Roman Empire to the 17th century. Particular emphasis will be placed upon the influence of non-European societies on the development of the West.
*Bentley, Jerry H. Traditions & Encounters: A Global Perspective on the Past. 4th ed. McGraw-Hill Create Custom Edition, 2010.
This is an e-book. It is available at www.mcgrawhillcreate.com/shop. Search for ISBN 9781308094137.
Other materials are available via Electronic Reserves (Isidore). These items are accessible on the Roesch Library homepage. Select E-Reserves and search for this class.
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Attendance/Participation (30 points)
Students are expected to attend class and participate in class discussions. Students are responsible for all announcements made by the instructor and any material covered in class.
Examination (100 points)
There will be a mid-term examination worth 100 points. A blue book (exam book) is needed for this test. They are available at the bookstore for around $.25.
The exam will be made up of identification terms (long answer) and/or an analytical/evaluative essay. The most effective tests integrate lecture and discussion with the various supplemental materials associated with this course.
Chapter Quizzes (140 total points)
There will be a quiz for each chapter assigned. Each quiz will include 10 questions (2 points each for 20 total points). The quiz will be completed at the beginning of class.
Primary Source Responses (80 total points)
Students will select one source from each of the