Western Civilization Course
BUFFALO, NEW YORK 14214
COURSE DISCLOSURE STATEMENT
COURSE NUMBER: HIS 100 COURSE TITLE: Western Civilization
SECTION: 01 SEMESTER: Fall 2014
NUMBER OF CREDITS: 3
INSTRUCTOR: Dr.Timothy Dzierba, Ph.D.
INSTRUCTOR AVAILABILITY: See Office Door M209 for Office Hours Tim's Homepage:
http:/drtimothydzierba.com E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org FAX: Medaille: 884-0291
Phone: Medaille: 880-2248
PLEASE NOTE: Grading of student papers will reflect standard English usage. The MLA bibliographic style is
generally used at Medaille.
Statement on Disabilities: Any student with a disability who believes he/she needs accommodation(s) in order
to complete this course should contact the Office of Disability Services as soon as possible. The staff in the
Office of Disability Services will determine what accommodations are appropriate and reasonable under the
American with Disabilities Act. The Office of Disability Services is located in the Main Building in Room M021
and can be reached by phone at (716) 884-3281, extension 280.
A. CATALOG DESCRIPTION OF COURSE:
An introductory course designed to familiarize students with major historical issues from 1500 to the present.
Students will be able to:
-describe major issues in Western Civilization beginning with the advent of modern man. -relate these events
and individuals to the present day world situation. -demonstrate how historical events and individuals influence
the present. -point out the climate of opinion or intellectual ideas in each century from 1500 to the present. C.
OUTLINE OF COURSE CONTENT:
The Scientific Revolution
The Impact of the Scientific Revolution on Politics (Machiavelli, Hobbes, Locke, Rousseau)
The Impact of the Scientific Revolution on Society and Economics (Capitalism and Socialism)
The French and American Revolution
The First World War
The Second World War and the Coming of Fascism and Naziism
The Cold War
The Age of Terrorism
D. METHOD OF EVALUATING STUDENTS:
In-Class Examinations 60%
Class Participation 40%
See Test Bank
E. ATTENDANCE POLICY See Course Policies
Students are expected to be present and prepared for all classes. If for any reason a student is absent or
tardy, it is the student's responsibility to seek out all pertinent assignments for subsequent classes. Do not call
instructor for assignments on the telephone; however, you may e-mail instructor. You may e-mail instructor for
assignments. Academic excellence and achievement is measured by a student's mastery of the subject,
attendance, punctuality, class participation, eagerness to learn, academic persistence, scholastic attitude and
successful completion of assignments. Therefore, full attendance is required. See the link on "Course Policy".
F. TEXTBOOKS: No Text Use Homepage Links
G. SUGGESTED READING LIST:
Please refer to "Further Reading" section at the end of each chapter in the text.
H. OTHER SPECIFICATIONS, REQUIREMENTS OR ARRANGEMENTS APPROPRIATE TO THE COURSE: