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History 152 Spring 2008 E Komo Mai! Course Description: A survey of World History from 1500 through the present . Contact Information LJ Padilla PB 1-7 Upper Campus lpadilla@hawaii.edu 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

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History 152

Spring 2008

E Komo Mai!


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Course Description:

  • A survey of World History from 1500 through the present.


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Contact Information

  • LJ Padilla PB 1-7 Upper Campus lpadilla@hawaii.edu 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


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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


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Course Requirements

  • 3 exams = 300  points

  • Five Map Quiz's    5@ 10 points each= 50 points

  • 2 Projects  = 40 points

  • Attendance & participation = 64

    Grade Scale

    A 454-409 B 408-364 C 363-319 D 318-274


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Exams

  • Combination of multiple choice, short answer and take home essay

  • Open note with study guide for readings

  • Exams cover all readings, discussions and presentations

  • Make ups given for documented medical situations


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Map Quiz's

  • Covers all modern nation/states in

  • Africa

  • Europe

  • Asia

  • The Americas

  • Oceania

  • Handouts given for independent study. Material not covered in class. Study groups encouraged.

  • Quiz’s given in class


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Select Two

Projects


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Cultural History

  • Select a native cultural group from one of the following regions; Africa, Oceania, Europe, Asia, the Americas.

  • The presentation should focus on cultural topics such as religion, language, dance, music, art, rituals/tradition, philosophy and/ or notable leaders.

  • Complete research and build a presentation that includes a five minute talk, visual aid and outline for each student.

  • In this process you will complete self, peer and group evaluations using a rubric to evaluate the group process from concept development through implementation.


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Regional History

  • Select one of the following regions; Africa, Oceania, Europe, Asia, the Americas.

  • The presentation should focus on important and scholarly publications written about the history of a selected region.

  • For example, what's the best history book on Asia that covers the 1500-present? Who wrote the book and how did it influence the field of Asian history?

  • Complete research and build a presentation that includes a five minute talk, visual aid and outline for each student.

  • In this process you will complete self, peer and group evaluations using a rubric to evaluate the group process from concept development through implementation.


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Military/Political History

  • Select one of the following topics; World War I, World War II, The Cold War, The United Nations, War on Terror, World Bank/International Monetary Fund and other military/political topics of your choice from Africa, Oceania, Europe, Asia, or the Americas.

  • The presentation should focus on important events, individuals and cause/effect of the military/political topic you select.

  • Complete research and build a presentation that includes a five minute talk, visual aid and outline for each student.

  • In this process you will complete self, peer and group evaluations using a rubric to evaluate the group process from concept development through implementation.


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Earth Day

  • You will build interactive presentations/displays for K-12 students who will visit during our Earth Day celebration.

  • Using the Atlas of Hawai’i you will study and learn about the ecosystems on Hawai’i Island and the significance of the plants, animals and locations for Hawaiian culture.

  • You will teach the K-12 students using demonstrations, handouts and interactive displays. For example you will construct a 3D model of Hawai’i island and have students paint, glue, stick on etc. ecosystem labels, plants/animals replicas.

  • Must be present at Earth Day Fair to participate. In this process you will complete self, peer and group evaluations using a rubric to evaluate the group process from concept development through implementation.


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Final: Watershed

  • Select a "watershed" issue or topic in World History 1500-present.

  • Identify the relationship of this issue or topic with our community.

  • Design a Presentation that includes a summary of this watershed topic or issue with specific historical facts, dates, locations, individuals, organization and how its had a significant impact on our community.

  • Presentation also includes ideas for solutions or community action plan which will be  shared with our political representatives.

  • Complete research and build a presentation that includes a five minute talk, visual aid and outline for each student.

  • In this process you will complete self, peer and group evaluations using a rubric to evaluate the group process from concept development through implementation.


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Attendance &

participation


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  • 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


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  • Sleeping course and is part of your grade

  • 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


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  • 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 exams are open note with a study guide.

  • 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.


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  • 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 kkane@hawaii.edu

  • 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.


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Student Learning Outcomes & tutoring, learning skills development, make up testing, writing/math and ESL assistance.

Instructional Objectives


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Questions? tutoring, learning skills development, make up testing, writing/math and ESL assistance.