SPS150 World History

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Course Code Course Title Weekly Hours* ECTS Weekly Class Schedule
SPS150 World History 3 0 6 TUE 13:00-15:00; THU 11:00-12:00
Prerequisite None It is a prerequisite to


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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.
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.
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
Assessment Methods and Criteria Evaluation Tool Quantity Weight Alignment with LOs
Final Exam 1 40 1,2,3,4,5,6
Semester Evaluation Compenents
Article Review 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 Home Study 2 14 28
Article Review 3 2 6 Article Review 3 2 6
Participation 2 7 14 Final Exam Study 23 1 23
Home Study 2 14 28 Home Study 2 14 28
        Total Workload Hours = 150
*T= Teaching, P= Practice ECTS Credit = 6
Course Academic Quality Assurance: Semester Student Survey Last Update Date: 06/11/2020
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