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					                              Western Civilization II
                        Introduction to Western History
                     Winter 2010: M-F 8:30-9:20, Room 149


Instructor: Jeff Middleton
Email: jeffrey.middleton@wwcc.edu
Office Hour: 7:30 – 8:30 A.M. (Daily) or by appt.

I. Course Description
      This class surveys the history of the Western world from about 1300 to about
1815. This is the second section of a three part series of courses covering the history of
Western civilization.
II. Required Reading
       Kidner, et al. Making Europe: People, Politics, and Culture
III. Course Requirements
       Examinations (5): 55%
       Reading Quizzes (20): 20%
       Writing Assignments (5): 15%
       Attendance/ Participation: 10%
III. Grading Policy
       A = 92.6 - 100 % A- = 90 - 92.5%
       B+ = 87.6 - 89% B = 82.6 - 87.5% B- = 80 - 82.5%
       C+ = 77.6 - 79% C = 72.6 - 77.5% C- = 70 - 72.5%
       D+ = 67.6 - 69% D = 60 - 67.5%
       F = 0 - 59 %
IV. Attendance Policy
        Attendance is expected and important in order to gain the most knowledge from
this course. Excessive absences and arriving late and leaving early will count against
your final grade. On the flip side, excellent attendance will help your grade in a positive
direction for any borderline case.
        Lectures may be based on the presupposition that you are familiar with the
assigned material, but they will center on information and analysis not found in your text.
You will be responsible for all the material given in class regardless of whether you
attend or not. It is your responsibility to obtain lecture notes/outlines from another class
member if you miss class.
V. Examinations and Quizzes
        Exams will be closed book and in-class. Exams will take the form of short
answer (true/false, fill-in-the blank, multiple choice) and identifications. There will be no
examinations given prior to the scheduled dates. Make-up exams will only be allowed in
the event of an emergency and will be more difficult. Reading quizzes will be given
every day textbook readings are assigned in the schedule. No make-ups will be allowed
for quizzes. However, your lowest two quiz score will be dropped.
VI. Note on plagiarism, policies
        Plagiarism is the using of someone else’s thoughts or words as if they were your
own without crediting that individual. If any part of a writing assignment, quiz, or
examination is found to have been copied from elsewhere then that individual(s) will
receive an “F” for the course and the matter will be referred for the appropriate university
discipline.
        All rules and policies as discussed in the Walla Walla Community College
Student Success Handbook apply to this course.
        If you have a disability for which you are or may be requesting an
accommodation, you are encouraged to contact both your instructor and the Disabilities
Coordinator in the Student Development Center (527-4258) as early as possible in the
quarter.
                Tentative Schedule (*Subject to Change)
                NOTE: RQ1 = READING QUIZ 1
Week One: Chapter 11: Reversals and Disasters (1300-1450)
January 4: Syllabus; Introduction to the course
January 5: Famine and Plague
               Kidner: 295-299 (Introduction/ Famine and Plague)
January 6: Hundred Years’ War
               Kidner: 300-308 (One Hundred Years of Warfare/ Resistance and Revolt) RQ1
January 7: Crisis in the Church
               Kidner: 308-312 (A Worldly Church)
January 8: Ottoman Empire
               Kidner: 312-317 (Contraction of Europe’s Borders) RQ2


Week Two: Chapter 12: Renaissance in Italy/Northern Europe, 1350-1550
January 11: Renaissance Humanism
               Kidner: 325-331 (Introduction/Climate of Cultural Expression) RQ3
January 12: Northern European Renaissance
               Kidner: 331-337 (Northern European Renaissance)
January 13: Renaissance Italy
               Kidner: 338-342 (Cities of Renaissance Italy) RQ4
January 14: Renaissance Italy (continued)
               Kidner: 342-345 (Renaissance Ideals in Transition, 1400-1500)
January 15: EXAM I

Week Three: Chapter 13: Europe’s Age of Expansion, 1450-1550
January 18: NO CLASS: HOLIDAY (College Closed) Martin Luther King Day
January 19: Rise of Spain
               Kidner: 351-360 (Introduction/Economic and Social Change/Insurgent Monarchies:
                                through Charles I of Spain, Charles V of the
                                Holy Roman Empire) RQ 5
January 20: Rise of England
               Kidner: 360-364 (Insurgent Monarchies: begin at Francis I and the Kingdom of France)
January 21: Bartolome de las Casas
               Kidner: 365-373 (Europe’s Global Expansion) RQ 6
January 22: Transatlantic Slave Trade
               Kidner: 373-377 (Exploration, Expansion, and European Identity)
Week Four: Chapter 14: Reform in the Western Church, 1490-1570
January 25: Background/ Martin Luther
               Kidner: 383-392 (Introduction/Context of Church Reform, 1490-1517/
                                Martin Luther and the Protestant Reformation) RQ 7
January 26: Calvin/ Anabaptists
               Kidner: 392-397 (Protestant Reformation Across Europe, 1520-1570)
January 27: Catholic Reformation
               Kidner: 397-403 (Catholic Reform, 1500-1570) RQ8
January 28: Social/Cultural Impact
               Kidner: 403-407 (Reformation and Society, 1517-1570)
January 29: EXAM II

Week Five: Chapter 15: Century of War and Wonder, 1550-1650
February 1: TBA
               Kidner: 413-418 (Introduction, Europe’s Economy and Society)
February 2: Golden Age of the Dutch
               Kidner: 418-425 (Fate of Spain and Flourishing of the Netherlands) RQ9
February 3: Thirty Years’ War
               Kidner: 425-430 (Political Contests and more Religion Wars)
February 4: English Civil War
               Kidner: 430-435 (Reformation and Revolution in the British Isles) RQ10
February 5: Political Theory of the 17th c.
               Kidner: 435-439 (Christian Reform, Religious Wars, and the Jews)

Week Six: Chapter 16: State Building and the European State System,
1648-1789
February 8: Absolutism in France
               Kidner: 445-451 (Introduction/ Absolutism in France, 1648-1740) RQ 11
February 9: Habsburg Monarchy
               Kidner: 451-454 (Austrian Habsburg, 1648-1740)
February 10: Rise of Prussia/18th c. Russia
               Kidner: 454-462 (Rise of Prussia, 1648-1740/ Russia and Europe, 1682-1796) RQ 12
February 11: Glorious and Bloodless Revolution
               Kidner: 462-472 (English Constitutional Monarchy, 1660-1740/
                       Two World Wars, 1740-1763)
February 12: EXAM III

Week Seven: Chapter 17: Scientific Revolution and the Enlightenment
February 15: NO CLASS: HOLIDAY (College Closed) Presidents’ Day
February 16: Scientific Revolution
               Kidner: 479-484 (Revolution in Astronomy) RQ 13
February 17: Scientific Revolution (cont.)
               Kidner: 484-487 (Impact of the New Science)
February 18: Enlightenment Philosophes
               Kidner: 487-494 (The Enlightenment) RQ 14
February 19: Coffee Houses and Salons
               Kidner: 494-502 (Society and the Enlightenment/ Enlightenment Debates)
Week Eight: Chapter 18: Trade and Empire, 1700-1800
February 22: 18th c. Elite and Popular Culture
              Kidner: 509-518 (Introduction/ Economic Recovery) RQ 15
February 23: Spanish Empire
              Kidner: 518-525 (The Atlantic World)
February 24: British and French Empires
              Kidner: 525-531 (European Society in the Age of Enlightenment) RQ 16
February 25: Industrial Revolution
              Kidner: 531-534 (Beginning of Industrial Revolution)
February 26: EXAM IV

Week Nine: Chapter 19: Revolutionary France and Napoleonic Europe
March 1: The French Revolution: The Old Regime in Crisis
March 2: Old Regime in Crisis (cont.)
              Kidner: 539-545 (Introduction, From Crisis to Constitution, 1775-1789)
March 3: Consolidation of the Revolution
              Kidner: 545-549 (Constitutional Monarchy, 1789-1792:
              through The New Constitution) RQ 17
March 4: Consolidation of the Revolution
              Kidner: 549-551 (Constitutional Monarchy, 1789-1792: through Break with Catholic
              Church
March 5: War and the Second Revolution
              Kidner: 551-553 (The Republic and the Reign of Terror, 1792-1795: through Foreign
              War And Civil War) RQ 18

Week Ten: Chapter 19: Revolutionary France and Napoleonic Europe
March 8: War and the Second Revolution (cont.)
              Kidner: 553-55 (The Republic and the Reign of Terror, 1792-1795: through the Republic
              of Virtue)
March 9: Rise of Napoleon
              Kidner: 555-559 (The Rise of Napoleon, 1794-1804) RQ 19
March 10: Napoleon and Europe
              Kidner: 559-563 (The Napoleonic Empire, 1804-1815)
March 11: Napoleon and Europe RQ 20
March 12: TBA


Week Eleven: FINALS WEEK

Final Exam:             Wednesday, March 17 (9:30-11:30)

				
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