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HIST 110 : World History

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College of Arts & Sciences (WARSC)
World History
The course is designed primarily as a survey of the development and evolution of Western Civilization from 1500 to the present. Emphasis is placed on the effects of Western influence on the world.

This course is designed to familiarize students with the interaction of civilizations since Early Modern Period to post-modern times. Increase awareness of important historical and current events and get an appreciation of all cultures. Its purpose is to give students context for the global community in which they live. Students will investigate the meaning of civilization and culture, as well as the long term impact of human events and human inventiveness. Students should develop their critical analysis, writing and communication skills as they pose and explore relevant questions related to how political, social, economic, religious, technological and cultural developments of past centuries have contributed to society today.

Upon completion of the course, students will be able to do the following:

1. Explain the history and progress of world societies to the present day.

2. Identify the transitional forces and events that facilitate the historical process.

3. Interconnect political, economic and societal developments among social groups through historical periods.

4. Analyze primary and secondary historical sources to appreciate the documentation of historical truth.

5. Rationalize current events in the knowledge of history.

6. Relate developments in science and technology to their historical antecedence.

7. Make judgments and decisions in the knowledge of related experiences in world history.

8. Understand cause-effect relationships in the historical setting.

9. Realize the value of interrelating ideological, political, economic and societal developments among various groups throughout history.

10. Appreciate the impact of the Industrial Revolution on Europe and the world.

11. Demonstrate the ability to write history research and analytical papers at the college level.

Located on the Daytona Beach Campus, the Jack R. Hunt Library is the primary library for all students of the Worldwide Campus. The Chief Academic Officer strongly recommends that every faculty member, where appropriate, require all students in his or her classes to access the Hunt Library or a comparable college-level local library for research. The results of this research can be used for class projects such as research papers, group discussion, or individual presentations. Students should feel comfortable with using the resources of the library. 

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Written assignments must be formatted in accordance with the current edition of the Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association (APA) unless otherwise instructed in individual assignments.

ActivityPercent of Grade
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Undergraduate Grade Scale

90 - 100% A
80 - 89% B
70 - 79% C
60 - 69% D
0 - 60% F

Graduate Grade Scale

90 - 100% A
80 - 89% B
70 - 79% C
0 - 69% F
Joseph P. Bassi, Ph.D. - 3/31/2015
Tommy Walter, Ed.D. - 3/31/2015
Alan Bender, Ph.D. - 3/31/2015
Dr. James Schultz – 3/31/2015
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