SPS150 World History

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Course Code Course Title Weekly Hours* ECTS Weekly Class Schedule
T P
WED 15:00-18:00
Prerequisite None It is a prerequisite to

None

Lecturer Muhidin Mulalic Office Hours / Room / Phone
Monday:
9:00-12:00
Wednesday:
9:00-13:00
B F2.24 - 033 957 236
E-mail mmulalic@ius.edu.ba
Assistant Assistant E-mail
Course Objectives This course surveys the birth and diffusion of world history and major cultural, religious, social, economic, and political trends. The course provides an analysis of the development of civilizations, global historical interactions and interrelationships among various civilizations. The diversity of human civilizations will be traced in terms of their historical, cultural, political, and economic formation with a focus on their interactions, similarities and differences. Examining the broad patterns of change and continuity, as well as the turning points in world history, students will develop a greater understanding of today`s global environment.
Textbook Marvin Perry, et. al. (2010). Western Civilization: A Brief History. New York: Cengage Learning.
Additional Literature
Learning Outcomes After successful  completion of the course, the student will be able to:
  1. identify key historical terms and concepts
  2. apply critical and analytical skills in analyzing key development of the world history
  3. interpret a chronological survey of the development of humanity
  4. assess major developments in arts, architecture, religion, culture and science
  5. interpret political, economic, social, religious and cultural aspects of the world history
  6. use past historical experience in understanding globalized world community.
Teaching Methods This course employs a range of teaching and learning methods such as lecturing, written assignments, presentations, essays, group debates and pop quiz.
Teaching Method Delivery Online Teaching Method Delivery Notes
WEEK TOPIC REFERENCE
Week 1 What is History and Civilization? Assigned Reading
Week 2 River Valley Civilizations: Foundations of Culture and Civilization Ch. 1
Week 3 Greek Thought and Expression Ch. 3
Week 4 Roman Thought and Expression Ch. 4 and Ch. 5
Week 5 Foundations of Islamic Civilization Assigned Reading
Week 6 Medieval Thought Ch. 7
Week 7 Midterm Exam and Its Preparation
Week 8 Renaissance and Discovery Ch. 8 and Ch. 9
Week 9 The Reformation: Shattering of Christianity Ch. 8
Week 10 The Scientific Revolution: The Mechanical Universe and Its Implications Ch. 10
Week 11 The Age of Enlightenment: Reason and Reform Ch. 10
Week 12 The Age of Revolutions: Affirmation of Liberty Ch. 11
Week 13 The Industrial Revolution Ch. 12
Week 14 Thought and Culture in the Nineteenth and Twentieth Century Ch. 13, 15, 17
Week 15 COURSE REVISION AND FINAL EXAM PREPARATION
Assessment Methods and Criteria Evaluation Tool Quantity Weight Alignment with LOs
Final Exam 1 40 1,2,3,4,5,6
Semester Evaluation Compenents
Video Presentation 1 10 2,3,4
Mid-term Exam 1 20 1,3,4,5
Research Paper and Presentation 1 20 2,3,5
Participation 1 10 3,5
***     ECTS Credit Calculation     ***
 Activity Hours Weeks Student Workload Hours Activity Hours Weeks Student Workload Hours
Lecture Hours 3 14 42 Video Presentation 3 2 6
Participation 2 7 14 Home Study 2 14 28
Midterm Exam Study 17 1 17 Final Exam Study 23 1 23
Research Paper and Presentation 10 2 20
        Total Workload Hours =
*T= Teaching, P= Practice ECTS Credit =
Course Academic Quality Assurance: Semester Student Survey Last Update Date: 16/04/2021
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