History 151 WI Spring 2008 E Komo Mai!
Course Description: • Course Description: A survey of World History from the earliest times through 1500. This is a writing Intensive course. Students will complete between 4-6000 words of writing which will be the determining factor in their final grade. • Course Prerequisite: English 100.
Contact Information • LJ Padilla PB 1-7 Upper Campus firstname.lastname@example.org 974-2376 • Office Hours: M 4:30-5:30 pm, T 4-5 pm, W 2 – 3:30 pm, and TR 12:30-2:00 pm
Required Readings • Clive Ponting, A Green History of the World: The Environment & the Collapse of Great Civilizations • Richard Paul and Linda Elder, "How to Study & Learn" and "Analytical Thinking" • Handouts as assigned from various primary and secondary sources
Course Requirements • Students will complete between 4000 to 6000 words of writing. All writing assignments will be typed. • The course has several types of writing assignments including; one Cultural History research and writing project (minimum 12 typed pages), four critical thinking assignments (each a minimum of 2 typed pages). • The Cultural History Project includes a series of drafts, instructor feedback, peer review and required revisions. A minimum of four drafts are required. In addition, the critical thinking assignments require instructor feedback, peer review and revisions. The writing assignments will be 80% of the overall course grade.
Select Four Critical Thinking Assignments
Attendance & participation
Attendance and participation are very important in this course and is part of your grade • Please arrive on time • stay for the entire class meeting • bring reading material • have assigned work completed and ready on your desk at the start of class • take notes • listen • participate in class discussions to earn credit • Attendance will be taken each class meeting
Sleeping • Working on computers • Using cell to text, view items etc • Talking during presentations • Listening to audio devices • Working on homework that should have been completed before the start of class • Absence, late arrivals, early departures • Lack of reading materials or assignments • Failure to pay attention, take notes, collaborate during group work and participate in discussions All result in a zero for the class meeting
This is a student centered course that requires consistent student participation in both small and large group situations. • Please turn off your pagers and cell phones in class. • All assignments need to be typed. Handwritten classroom activities must be legible to earn credit. • Students are responsible for all lecture material, announcements and handouts for each class period. If you miss some material, ask a classmate. Most announcements and assignments are made at the beginning of the class period and will not be repeated for late or absent students. You are welcome to discuss material or ask for clarification at any time and invite you to visit during office hours.
The Learning Center provides free access to computers, tutoring, learning skills development, make up testing, writing/math and ESL assistance. • HawCC is committed to provide equal access to the campus, course information and activities for students with disabilities. If you have a documented disability and/or related access needs, please see me during my office hours, or contact Karen Kane at the Kokua program 933-0702 email@example.com
Students are expected to be familiar with and abide by the Hawaii Community College Student Conduct code. • Plagiarism will result in a zero on the assignment. Please review http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Plagiarism about this topic or ask questions for further clarification. • Please let me know how I can help you succeed at HAWCC and in this course. I am looking forward to working with you and participating in your academic success.
Student Learning Outcomes & Instructional Objectives