HISTORY 106 – World Civilizations through 1600ce
Section 2566 / GLOBALYCEUM # RUDT4UKK
Professor Al Smith – office hours: By appointment, only in summer
Syllabus / Schedule - Summer 2017
THIS SEMESTER’S THEME:
WAR and SOCIAL ORGANIZATION: This means that in all of the readings and discussions, we will be concerned with the concept of organized human conflict and resolution as motivators for historical change.
GLOBALYCEUM: “Why We War by Al Smith
HISTORY 106 COURSE LEARNING OBJECTIVES:
- Students will be able to demonstrate factual knowledge of key political, economic, social and cultural events and issues in Early World Civilization.
- Students will be able to apply critical thinking (including causal analysis and skeptical inquiry) to historical concepts and developments in Early World Civilization.
- Students will be able to evaluate, analyze and interpret primary and secondary historical sources and make historical arguments based on these sources about Early World Civilization.
The Timeless Tale of the Hero's Journey: Full Film!
THE 7-WEEK SUMMER SEMESTER’S WORKLOAD
HOMEWORK (due each day)
A - Discussion Question: due daily - This means discussion is a percentage of your grade. Each day you are responsible for bringing me a typed question about History into class. It may be about the readings / video assigned. But, it may also be about anything historical that you were interested in. At the beginning of each class of the week, I will answer your question. These are worth 20 points each.
HOMEWORK (due each week)
B – Weekly Essay. At the beginning of each week, I will provide a topic or topics to guide the week’s readings. It will be in your Reading Schedule (below). Each week, you will complete a 150 WORD analytical response on readings from the class. Instructions are posted on Globalyceum. The response is due into Globalyceum the end of each week. We will review the week prior to due date. Your summative assessment (final project) will be the Course Learning Objectives, above.
REQUIRED MATERIALS: Texts; Computer / printer access; thumb drive (suggested)
A NOTE ON READING: Your performance relating to weekly reading is directly linked to your success with course assignments. If you do not read the course material you will not succeed on the writing, testing, or discussion/participation levels.
Remember: you also have access to many Student Success Support Services, such as the Tutorial Center. The Library & Learning Center has resources that can make or break an assignment. The Writing Center is open, as is the Office Administration Center -- all of these counts towards helping with your success. ONLY YOU can access them!
There is homework due weekly so familiarize yourself with the format
OTHER STUDENT RESOURCES:
LINK TO ALL ASSESSMENT / ASSIGNMENT INSTRUCTIONS<CLICK>
TIMEMAPS - Interactive World Maps
WORLD INTERACTIVE MAPS
READING / VIEWING SCHEDULE History 106
Week #1 – Beginning Monday, 7/3/2017
READ: These linked articles / videos:
Are there Universals? - Discussion Commentaries
Humankind – first humans
Humankind – Agriculture
Gobekli Tepe Ancient History being Uncovered! http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uFgcmXRHcLU&feature=related
MATRIARCHY as SOCIAL ORGANIZATION - Inanna (Isis, Demeter, Ceres)
When God Was A Woman - Merlin Stone
Civilized Life?? https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AdBbo6TBLyw
Week #2 – Beginning Monday, 7/10/17
WATCH THIS FILM: Ancient African Civilization: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NMh8Zzuvl18
DO THIS ASSIGNMENT & BRING IT TO CLASS WEDNESDAY
Nubia & Kemet: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xfRdmx8J_3g
ORIGINS: First Cities?
MYCENEANS - Civilization of Heroes
TROY the film
Schlieman and Troy
Week #3 – Beginning Monday, 7/17/17
WATCH THIS VIDEO: SHANG China
THEN, DO THE ASSIGNMENT BELOW & BRING IT TO CLASS WEDNESDAY
Early Americans http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=itCWu-m-23E
Olmecas, Mayapan & Azteca Mexica
Polynesian Expansion http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qfdMVcn3wsg
Who Discovered America??
Indo - European Languages
The Persian Empire
Empires and Imperialism.
300 - the movie
The Real "300."
What distinguishes a philosophy from a religion?
Three Minute Philosophy Series - Pythagoras
Compare Asoka (Ashoka) with Alexander the Great. How did they see war? What were their justifications? What political systems motivated the formation of democracy? How did they motivate and unify peoples? How did empire change the ways people lived?
Week #4 – Beginning Monday, 7/24/17
QIN SHI HUANG DI
REPUBLICAN ARMY OF ROME
ROME – Republic into Empire
A student video - the Spread of Islam and another - Spread of Islam
Universal Cosmology: Joseph Campbell, "The Psyche and the Symbol,"
Judeo-Christian-Islamic religions & politics.
Buddhism & synthesis.
INTERNATIONAL FOOD DAY!
Week #5 – Beginning Monday, 7/31/17
History of the Mediterranean - Crusades (http://explorethemed.com/Crusades.asp?c=1)
Interactive Map - Crusades (http://www.glencoe.com/sites/common_assets/socialstudies/in_motion_08/jat/p_353.swf)
Samurai of the Kamakura / Kyoto Period
MONGOLS! - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fQ53WqklIo8
Kublai Khan - Yuan Dynasty & Japan
PLAGUE! - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_epidemics
Full Ming Fleet Film
The Medici & Renaissance
Week #6 – Beginning Monday, 8/7/17
NOK Culture - Sub-Saharan Africa http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iVT--v-fAKw
Introduction to the Smith book: Blacks in the Americas
Islam & Ifa Chango oba ni koso
Chaco Canyon https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DRnn7bQh6Zg
Images of Chaco https://www.google.com/search?q=chaco+canyon&client=firefox-a&hs=ekl&rls=org.mozilla:en-US:official&channel=sb&tbm=isch&tbo=u&source=univ&sa=X&ei=6G8QVIXuLuqoigLH1IBg&ved=0CEcQsAQ&biw=1024&bih=656
Survivors! (Mankind - episode #6)
FOOD (Connections & Collapse)
HOMEWORK: Student Success Self-Mentoring / Assessment worksheet
Week # 7 – Monday, 8/14/2017
Aztlan - Engineering Empire https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-ZyB47qGXoI
Columbian Exchange – Crash Course (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HQPA5oNpfM4)
Slavery – (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dnV_MTFEGIY)
& Middle Passage (from the movie Amistad)
Pirates & Privateers – (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yIDRRIwe2Lw)
COURSE LEARNING OBJECTVES (CLOs) classroom activity.
Due in class the last day of the week’s instruction.
NO LATE WORK ACCEPTED
FINAL TOPICAL DISCUSSION: Can War and Civilization Become Disentangled?
Federal Spending Priorities since 1981 AND Your Tax Dollars at Work!
COST OF WAR COUNTER
CORPORATE PROFIT (-EERING?)