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									History 201
Fall Semester 2011
Section 10: 406 SLC on M at 02:30 pm - 04:55 pm

Instructor Information
Instructor: Alfred Glen Humpherys, Ph.D.
Office: 406 Salt Lake Center
Office Hours: M 2:00 pm
Email: alfredgh@gmail.com
Mobile Phone Number: 801-898-6314
Course Information
History 201 will be a survey of World Civilization to 1500. Major contributions to civilization
will be traced from early civilizations to discovery of the Americas. Religions, cultural
advances, cultural achievements and political empires will be discussed in class.
Entry level class.
Grading Policies
GRADING PROCEDURES: Grades will be based on the weighted percentages as follows:
  Midterm Examination: 25%
  Final examination 25%
  Book Review 20%
  Oral Report 1 10%
  Oral Report 2 10%
  Quizzes      10%
  Total 100%
Classroom Procedures
Class participation, questions, and oral report presentations are encouraged. Please come to
class prepared to discuss and participate in the teaching exercises for the topic listed on the
schedule. Disruptive behavior including repeated tardiness, or cell phone disruptions, will
lower your grade.
Participation Policy

LEARNING OUTCOMES: The two-semester sequence, which divides at about the Italian Renaissance, is
designed to provide a systematic foundation and historical framework for other University Core courses and to
enrich the student’s major program. Further, it is intended that the two-semester sequence will provide a
reasonably common experience for all BYU students.
Students who complete the Civilization requirement will:
  • demonstrate a broad general understanding of the sweep of human history and the roles of individuals,
        peoples, and cultures in establishing civilization as we know it
  • show a precise knowledge of human events, ideas, and accomplishments generally recognized to be
        formative and fundamental to the history of civilization
  • appreciate representative cultural works that have helped establish idealized relationships of humankind
        to the divine, to one another, and to nature—and that have attempted to define and explain beauty as
        necessary to the well being of the individual soul as well as of the larger society
  •    evince preparation for lifelong engagement with and appreciation of world history—and
       of philosophy, literature, science, or the arts
Foundation Document Civilization Approved by the FGEC, October 22, 2007

Book Review: The BYU History Department requires that all of its courses must have a
writing exercise, which accounts for a portion of the final grade. You are asked to read and
write a book review of a history book [not fiction] that deals with an early civilization to 1500.
Please submit your desired book choice at the start of our third class session including your
name, and proposed book title. The book being reviewed must be 225 page in length. The
review should be five to six double spaced pages in 12-point type written in scholarly English.
The review should include a three-page summary of the contents of the book and 2 pages of
your opinion of how the book was written including bias, missing information and viewpoints
of the book.
Oral Reports: One of the joys of studying history is sharing it with others. Written words and
spoken words come alive with images, photographs, videos, illustrations, maps, sculpture, and
costumes. When words and images focus on one historic idea a teaching tool is created. Please
present two (2) oral reports to the class using a PowerPoint presentation of at least 7 slides.
Select the format and graphics that will best communicate the subject material. Give an oral
presentation to explain the slides. Select the font, font size and color schemes that help the
slides to be quickly and easily read. Please site all information sources, web sites, and photo
credits in your presentation. Hand in a paper copy of the slides with your name attached. The
oral presentations should be suitable for teaching a high school history class by correctly using
the topics, names, and terms of the subject.
Study Habits
Please read the text materials before the class indicated. Come prepared to
participate. Bring any questions about the topic that are unclear. Study sheets are
provided to help identify important basic terms, events, and major developments in
development of civilizations.
Grading Scale

A      90-100              E     59 and lower
B     80-89
C     70-79
D     60-69
Texts & Materials

Required                      Vendor     Price (new)    Price (used)

         NEW PENGUIN
         HISTORY OF             BYU        $22.00         $16.50
         WORLD 5E
         By ROBERTS, J

University Policies
BYU Honor Code
In keeping with the principles of the BYU Honor Code, students are expected to be
honest in all of their academic work. Academic honesty means, most fundamentally,
that any work you present as your own must in fact be your own work and not that of
another. Violations of this principle may result in a failing grade in the course and
additional disciplinary action by the university. Students are also expected to adhere to
the Dress and Grooming Standards. Adherence demonstrates respect for yourself and
others and ensures an effective learning and working environment. It is the university's
expectation, and my own expectation in class, that each student will abide by all Honor
Code standards. Please call the Honor Code Office at 422-2847 if you have questions
about those standards.
Preventing Sexual Discrimination and Harassment
Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972 prohibits sex discrimination against any
participant in an educational program or activity that receives federal funds. The act is
intended to eliminate sex discrimination in education. Title IX covers discrimination in
programs, admissions, activities, and student-to-student sexual harassment. BYU's
policy against sexual harassment extends not only to employees of the university, but
to students as well. If you encounter unlawful sexual harassment or gender-based
discrimination, please talk to your professor; contact the Equal Employment Office at
422-5895 or 367-5689 (24-hours); or contact the Honor Code Office at 422-2847.
Students with Disabilities
Brigham Young University is committed to providing a working and learning
atmosphere that reasonably accommodates qualified persons with disabilities. If you
have any disability which may impair your ability to complete this course successfully,
please contact the Services for Students with Disabilities Office (422-2767).
Reasonable academic accommodations are reviewed for all students who have
qualified, documented disabilities. Services are coordinated with the student and
instructor by the SSD Office. If you need assistance or if you feel you have been
unlawfully discriminated against on the basis of disability, you may seek resolution
through established grievance policy and procedures by contacting the Equal
Employment Office at 422-5895, D-285 ASB.
Academic Honesty Policy
The first injunction of the BYU Honor Code is the call to be honest. Students come to
the university not only to improve their minds, gain knowledge, and develop skills that
will assist them in their life's work, but also to build character. President David O.
McKay taught that 'character is the highest aim of education' (The Aims of a BYU
Education, p. 6). It is the purpose of the BYU Academic Honesty Policy to assist in
fulfilling that aim. BYU students should seek to be totally honest in their dealings with
others. They should complete their own work and be evaluated based upon that work.
They should avoid academic dishonesty and misconduct in all its forms, including but
not limited to plagiarism, fabrication or falsification, cheating, and other academic
Plagiarism Policy
Writing submitted for credit at BYU must consist of the student's own ideas presented
in sentences and paragraphs of his or her own construction. The work of other writers
or speakers may be included when appropriate (as in a research paper or book
review), but such material must support the student's own work (not substitute for it)
and must be clearly identified by appropriate introduction and punctuation and by
footnoting or other standard referencing.
Respectful Environment Policy
"Sadly, from time to time, we do hear reports of those who are at best insensitive and
at worst insulting in their comments to and about others... We hear derogatory and
sometimes even defamatory comments about those with different political, athletic, or
ethnic views or experiences. Such behavior is completely out of place at BYU, and I
enlist the aid of all to monitor carefully and, if necessary, correct any such that might
occur here, however inadvertent or unintentional."
"I worry particularly about demeaning comments made about the career or major
choices of women or men either directly or about members of the BYU community
generally. We must remember that personal agency is a fundamental principle and that
none of us has the right or option to criticize the lawful choices of another." President
Cecil O. Samuelson, Annual University Conference, August 24, 2010
"Occasionally, we ... hear reports that our female faculty feel disrespected, especially
by students, for choosing to work at BYU, even though each one has been approved
by the BYU Board of Trustees. Brothers and sisters, these things ought not to be. Not
here. Not at a university that shares a constitution with the School of the Prophets."
Vice President John S. Tanner, Annual University Conference, August 24, 2010
Course Schedule

 Date          Topics              Assignments
 Export        Export              Export

 M - Aug 29                        Roberts: Book One chapters 1, 2, and 3.
               Text, Tests,
               Written Report,
               and Oral reports
               Lecture 1: The
               contrasts between
               Creation and
               Evolution and the
               results of each

 M - Sep 5     Labor Day           No class

 M - Sep 12    Lecture 2:          Roberts: Book Two chapters 3 and 4.
               Lecture 3: Egypt
                                   Title of book selection is to be submitted for approval.

 M - Sep 19    Lecture 4:          Roberts: Book Two chapters 5, 6, and 7. READING
               Ancient America     QUIZ 2
               and other World
               of the Ancient
M - Sep 26   Lecture 5: The     Roberts: Book Three Introduction, Chapters 1, and 2.

M - Oct 3    Lecture 6: Greek   Roberts: Book Three chapters 3 and 4. READING QUIZ
             and Hellenistic    3

M - Oct 10   Lecture 7: Rome    Roberts: Book Three chapters 5 and 6

M - Oct 17   Lecture 8: Rise    Roberts: Book Three chapters 7 and 8
             of Christianity
                                Midterm Examination in the BYU Salt Lake Testing

M - Oct 24   Lecture 9: Rise    Roberts: Book Three chapter 9 and Book Four
             of Islam           Introduction and chapter 1.

M - Oct 31   Lecture 10 Arab    Roberts: Book Four chapters 2 and 3. READING QUIZ
             Empires and        4

M - Nov 7    Lecture 11:        Roberts: Book Four chapters 4 and 5.
             Medieval Europe

M - Nov 14   Lecture 12:       Roberts: Book Four chapters 6 and 7
             Ancient India and
             Ancient China
                               Due Book Review
M - Nov 21   Lecture 13:         Roberts Book Four chapters 8 and 9. READING QUIZ 5
             Japan, Africa,
             and the

W - Nov 23   Thanksgiving        No class

Th - Nov     Thanksgiving        No class
24           Break

F - Nov 25   Thanksgiving        No class

M - Nov 28   Lecture 14: Rise    Roberts Book Four chapters 10 and 11
             of European
             Trade, the
             Bubonic Plague,
             Learning, and the

M - Dec 5    Reformation and     -

F - Dec 9    Exam                No class

M - Dec 12   FINAL              -
             2:30 - 4:30 in the

Library Information
Librarian Information
Name: Albert Winkler
Office: 1224 HBLL
Phone Number: 422-6373
Email: albert_winkler@byu.edu

Reference Desk Information
Name: Social Sciences / Education
Phone Number: 422-6228
Email: No library information available
Hours: M-Th : 8am-9pm; F: 8am-6pm; Sat: 10am-6pm

Department Research Information

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