HIE102 Western Civilization: The Reformation to 1918

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HIE 102 Western Civilization: TheReformation to 1918


F2K 2009 LA


McCrary, Gerald


Adjunct Faculty


Texas A & M- Commerce- B.S.-  History/ Government
Sul Ross State University- M.E. - School Administration ( Principalship )

Office Location

Laughlin Air Force Base

Office Hours

Monday/ Wednesday- 1700 Hours

Daytime Phone

(830) 313-9090




Semester Dates

October 19- December 13, 2009

Class Days


Class Time

6:00 - 8:50 PM



Credit Hours



Civilization in the West Volume 2 Mark Kishlansky
Three Treatises - Martin Luther
Communist Manifesto- Karl Marx and Frederick Engels
"The Grumbling Hive"- Bernard Mandeville
The Butcher's Tale - Helmut Walser Smith
The Three Musketeers - Alexandre Dumas

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Course Description:
HIE 102 Western Civilization: MGE - This course surveys developments in Western Europes political, cultural, social and intellectual history from the European Reformation to World War I. The survey investigates inter alia the rise of the modern state, the development and importance of technology, changing patterns of urbanization, international relations warfare, and social transformations. The survey shall comprise an inquiry of period literature (European/Classical Concentration) Offered as required. 3:0:3

Educational Philosophy:
This course is designed to help create the important aspect of critical thinking and also needs the students to participate in the process of learning about the revelant material in regard to this time period. The class requirements will help to achieve this goal.

Class Assessment:

Prior to class, students will be responsible for reading the chapters and class participation  is emphasized in this class. The assessment  in this course will consists of an oral presentation, an essay of 700-1000 words covering an important topic of this time period, a mid-term examination, final examination, and class participation.


Class Participation- 100 points
Oral Presentation-   100 points
Mid-Term-              150 points
Final Exam-             150 points
Essay-                     100 points
                               600 points
540-600 points= A
480-539 points= B
420-479 points= C
360-419 points= D
Below 360 points= F

Late Submission of Course Materials:

Late work will not be accepted unless arrangements are made with the instructor.

Classroom Rules of Conduct:
Students are expected to attend class on time and be responsible for their part in this course.

Course Topic/Dates/Assignments:

Week One- Chapters 14 and 15
Week Two- Chapters 16 and 17/ Three Treaties
Week Three- Chapters 18 and 19/ "The Grumbling Hive"
Week Four- Chapters 20 and 21/ Mid-Term
Week Five- Chapters 22 and 23/ Oral Presenatations/ The Three Musketeers
Week Six- Oral Presenations/ Chapters 24 and 25/ Communist Manifesto
Week Seven- Oral Presentations/ Chapter 26/ The Butcher's Tale
Week Eight- Oral Presentations/ Final Exam

Academic Honesty:
Academic integrity is the foundation of the academic community. Because each student has the primary responsibility for being academically honest, students are advised to read and understand all sections of this policy relating to standards of conduct and academic life.   Park University 2008-2009 Undergraduate Catalog Page 87

Plagiarism involves the use of quotations without quotation marks, the use of quotations without indication of the source, the use of another's idea without acknowledging the source, the submission of a paper, laboratory report, project, or class assignment (any portion of such) prepared by another person, or incorrect paraphrasing. Park University 2009-2010 Undergraduate Catalog Page 92

Attendance Policy:
Instructors are required to maintain attendance records and to report absences via the online attendance reporting system.

  1. The instructor may excuse absences for valid reasons, but missed work must be made up within the semester/term of enrollment.
  2. Work missed through unexcused absences must also be made up within the semester/term of enrollment, but unexcused absences may carry further penalties.
  3. In the event of two consecutive weeks of unexcused absences in a semester/term of enrollment, the student will be administratively withdrawn, resulting in a grade of "F".
  4. A "Contract for Incomplete" will not be issued to a student who has unexcused or excessive absences recorded for a course.
  5. Students receiving Military Tuition Assistance or Veterans Administration educational benefits must not exceed three unexcused absences in the semester/term of enrollment. Excessive absences will be reported to the appropriate agency and may result in a monetary penalty to the student.
  6. Report of a "F" grade (attendance or academic) resulting from excessive absence for those students who are receiving financial assistance from agencies not mentioned in item 5 above will be reported to the appropriate agency.

Park University 2009-2010 Undergraduate Catalog Page 95

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Park University is committed to meeting the needs of all students that meet the criteria for special assistance. These guidelines are designed to supply directions to students concerning the information necessary to accomplish this goal. It is Park University's policy to comply fully with federal and state law, including Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 and the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990, regarding students with disabilities. In the case of any inconsistency between these guidelines and federal and/or state law, the provisions of the law will apply. Additional information concerning Park University's policies and procedures related to disability can be found on the Park University web page: http://www.park.edu/disability .


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