Course Syllabus

Important Information

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Obtaining Textbooks

The following textbook is required for this course:

Ramírez, Stearns, and Wineburg. World History: Human Legacy. Holt McDougal, 2010. ISBN 978-0-55-401861-4

How to obtain your textbook.

Course Outline

Please complete and submit the student information form, found in the Assignments page.

If this is your first course in Canvas, please review these tips for getting started and explore the Student Tutorial.

Introduction: Be sure to read the course introduction before beginning any lessons.

Lesson 1: The Beginnings of Civilization and the Ancient Near East 
Lesson 1 Assignment: Part A
Lesson 1 Assignment: Parts B, C, and D

Lesson 2: The Ancient Civilizations of the Nile, India, and China
Lesson 2 Assignment: Part A
Lesson 2 Assignment: Parts B, C, and D

Lesson 3: Classical Greece and Rome and Early Christianity 
Lesson 3 Assignment: Part A
Lesson 3 Assignment: Parts B, C, and D

Lesson 4: The Americas and the Empires of China and India 
Lesson 4 Assignment: Part A
Lesson 4 Assignment: Parts B, C, and D

Lesson 5: Midterm Exam Tips
Examity Proctoring
Exam Application 
Midterm Exam

Lesson 6: Muslim Civilization and African Kingdoms 
Lesson 6 Assignment: Part A
Lesson 6 Assignment: Parts B, C, and D

Lesson 7: Cultures of East Asia and Kingdoms and Christianity 
Lesson 7 Assignment: Part A
Lesson 7 Assignment: Parts B, C, and D

Lesson 8: The Early and High Middle Ages 
Lesson 8 Assignment: Part A
Lesson 8 Assignment: Parts B, C, and D

Lesson 9: Renaissance and Reformation, Exploration and Expansion, and New Asian Empires 
Lesson 9 Assignment: Part A
Lesson 9 Assignment: Parts B, C, and D

Lesson 10: Final Exam Tips
Examity Proctoring
Course Evaluation - Please complete before applying for the Final Exam below. All responses are anonymous.
Exam Application 
Final Exam


Course Summary:

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