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California State University, Fullerton - History 11oA

Dr. Leleua LoupeOffice: H 730K Phone: 657-626-8729
Leleualoupe@hotmail.com Hours: M/W 2:20-3:20 & by App't

** I will only respond to e-mails from the above account. I will not respond to e-mails on the campus e-mail.

United States History Survey

HST 110A-30-15402 M/W 8:30-9:45 UH- 335
Course Description

This course examines world civilizations from their origins thorugh their development into the sixteenth century using a global approach while also discussing the distinctive character and development of individual civilizations and regions. Each presentation will present political, economic, social, religious, intellectual, cultural and military history that is integrated into a chronologically ordered synthesis. This approach recognizes that the most advanced civilizations arose first in East Asia or the Middle East.

Goals & Objectives: Students Completing this Course Shall

  1. Acquire a holistic understanding of the origins and historical development of world civilizations to 1500, including contributions of religion, language, philosophy, material and non-material culture and their interaction with the environment.
  2. Describe and critically analyze the reciprocal influence of institutions, values, and ideas upon each other within and between various cultures
  3. Understand and describe critically major political, economic, intellectual and cultural themes that recur throughout history
  4. Critically engage with source material, including these from the canon of world literature, art, and archaeology.
Required Texts:

William Duiker, World History V. 1: to 1800 (Wadsworth, Cengage Learning. 7th ed.)

  1. You may purchase the E-book and access the online primary resources and student resources at cengagebrain.com.A Hard copy is available for purchase at the bookstore.
  2. Video Links
  3. Critical Thinking and Reading Guide

Course Requirements:
Attendance & Participation 30%
Exam 1 30%
Exam 2 30%
Current Events 10%

Click to download the Participation Rubric

Current Events Assignment:  Choose a current event, issue or topic that you will research over the course of the semester and relate it to history (you may not be able to do this immediately).  I want you to use KPFK.org (90.7FM)/Pacifica Archives as a primary source for information and choose others with possibly contrasting view points or perspectives. Ideally you would choose one article from KPFK and one from another source each week and add to your summary. You will not write separate summaries for each article. This isa research paper so you will add information from each new article and site that article anytime it reinforces information or presents new information. At some point in your discovery you may arrive at an informed or educated opinion as to what you think is giong on. When that happens you may craft a thesis statement, introduce the topic and support your argument with your sources. Some of you may already be connected to a topic and therefore already have a thesis statement in mind. Try and keep your summary on the topic to 1-2 pages and keep a journal of all your entries that you will turn in at the end of the semester. This will force you to be concise in your analysis or evaluation. This prepares you to discuss issues in class or raise questions which is 30% of your grade. This assignment is 10% of your grade. You should be prepared each class to share with your peers what you are learning in discussion at the beginning of class. To site your sources go to "references" on your word program tabs, click on "footnote" and then to "insert citation". Be sure to click the "style" feature and choose Chicago Fifteenth Edition. The final paper will include a works cited page but will not count towards the 1-2 page summary or evaluation.

Common Types of Disruptive Classroom Behavior that you may be penalized for:

  1. Grandstanding: Use the classroom for themselves by monopolizing class discussion, speaking protractedly and bombastically on favorite subjects with no regard to relevancy to the discussion.
  2. Sleeping in Class: While passively disruptive, it sends a message to the other students about the quality of the class or teaching. It is disrespectful to the instructor and the other students
  3. Prolonged Chattering: Small cliques of 2-3 students who engage in private conversations or pass notes to each other.
  4. Excessive Lateness: Students who not only come in late, but make an entrance speaking to friends, walking in front of the professor, arranging their belongings.
  5. Noisy Electric Devices: Beepers and pagers going off in class or students talking on the telephone during the class.
  6. Disputing the Instructor’s Authority or Expertise: Students may be disappointed or frustrated over a grade and may debunk or devalue the instructor’s judgment, authority, and expertise. This may take the form of comments in the class or memos to department chair or dean.
If you display any of the above behavior I may ask you to leave the class for the day, week, or permanently or deduct points or value from your final grade.

What to expect in Lecture:

A combination of lecture, video and discussion

Make-up Policy:

Unless you have pre-arranged an alternative test with me NO MAKE UP EXAMS will be allowed after exams have been taken by the class unless PRE-ARRANGED with me. Do Not Ask.

Academic Integrity:


All students are expected to do the work for this course with honesty and integrity. To do otherwise is to break one’s implicit contract with the instructors or with one’s fellow and sister students. Accordingly, anyone who cheats on an examination in any way or who submits work that is not wholly his or her own work will fail this course in its entirety.
(http://www.fullerton.edu/senate/PDF/300/UPS300-021.pdf )

Classroom Management:

ELECTRONICS ARE PROHIBITED. If I find a student using any kind of electronic device you will be asked to leave for the day, upon a third classroom removal I will ask the Dean to intervene. IF YOU DO NOT ATTEND CLASS and COMPLETE ASSIGNED COURSE WORK, YOU WILL NOT PASS. I will drop students from class for excessive absences.

All quizzes and exams will be based on all materials shared in class.

Reading and Writing Assignments:

I expect students to complete readings and any related assignments, BEFORE the class for which I list them. Be prepared to discuss each class reading assignment in class.

Grading Exams:

I will respond to e-mails during office hours and grade papers once a week, I require a 2 week turn around time to return papers back to you given my workload. I may respond more frequently and get your papers back to you sooner but you can expect me to be available and respond to your inquiries as explained above.

Emergency Policy:

go to http://www.fullerton.edu/emergencypreparedness/ep_students.html

Disabled Student Policy:

go to http://www.fullerton.edudisabledservices/

Student Campus Resources

Class Schedule:

Week 1 Wednesday, January 20, 2015
Introduction to Class/Vark.com (know your learning styles: A strategy for Success)
Theme: Early Humans
Lecture:Early Humans & The Agricultural Revolution
Video:becoming Human Part I NOVA/PBS/ film worksheet
Discuss: Chapter 1 Early Humans/ Hominid chart
Week 2

January 26-28, 2015


Introduction to Class/Vark.com (know your learning styles: A strategy for Success)
Theme: Early Humans
Lecture:Early Humans & The Agricultural Revolution
Video: The Pyramid Code Episode 5 The New Chronology
Discuss: Chapter 1 Early Humans/ Hominid chart

Week 3 February 2-4, 2015
Quiz Theme: First Civilizations
Lecture:The First Civilizations: Mesopotamia & The Nile
Video: Mesopotamia
The Pyramid Code Episode 3 Sacred Cosmology & Episode 4 the Empowered Human
Primary Source: The Code of Hammurabi, Cone of Uruinimgina
Discuss: Chapter 1 Early Civilizations/early civilizations chart/early ways of living
Week 4 February 9-11, 2015
Quiz Theme: Ancient India
Lecture: Ancient India
Video: Ancient India /The Story o Indian BBC/PBS (youtube)
Discuss:Chapter 2 Ancient India/ chart/ religions chart
Primary Source:: Harappan Seals, The Origins of Kingship
Week 5

Wednesday, February 18, 2015

Quiz Theme: China in Antiquity
Lecture: Ancient China
Video: Ancient China/ The Religion of China FHS
Discuss: Chapter 3 China in Antiquity/ chart/ religions chart
Primary Source: The Way of the Tao, Sima Qian by Li Su
Week 6

February 23-25, 2015 


Theme: The Civilization of the Greeks
Lecture: Early Greece/ Greek Polis
Video: The Western Tradition 5/6 PBS (Youtube)
Discuss: Chapter 4 The civilizations of the Greeks
Primary Source: Iliad, Thucydides, Xenophon, Aristotle, Plutarch

Week 7 March 2-4, 2015

lecture: Early Rome, the Han Empire & the Silk Road
Video: Early Rome/ From Jesus to Christ/ PBS - Frontline
Discuss: Chapter 5 Rome, China & the Emergence of the Silk Road
Primary Source:

Week 8 March 9-11, 2015
MIDTERM EXAM - Scantron 882
Week 9 March 16-18, 2015

Theme: The Peopling of the Americas
Lecture: Urbanization in Meso-America
Urbanization in South and North America
Video: Ancient Empires Vol. 1, "THe Maya: Temple, Tombs & Time" PBS
Breaking the Mayan Code, NOVA
Discuss: Chapter 6 The Americas
Primary Source:

your works cited page is due Monday - 12 sources, half from KPFK

Week 10 March 23-25, 2015
Quiz Theme: The Middle East
Lecture: The Rise of Islam I narrated
Rise of Islam II narrated
Video: Islam: Empire of Faith, PBS/ A Thousand and One Nights: A Historical Perspective, FHS
Discuss: Chapter 7 Ferment in the Middle East: The Rise of Islam
Week 11 April 6-8, 2015
Quiz Theme: Africa
Lecture: The Coming of Islam - African Civilizations
Video: Secrets of the Dead: Search for the First Human, PBS
Discussion: Ch 8 Early Civilizations in Africa
Primary Source:
Week 12

April 13-15, 2015 Summary is due Wednesday

Quiz Theme: South and South east Asia
Lecture:The Silk Road, After the Mauryas & Islam
Video: The Silk Road, I-III, PBS
Discussion: Chapter 9, The Expansion of Civilizations in South and SE Asia
Week 13 April 20-22, 2015 Got Extra Credit?Menchu Event Invitation
Quiz Theme: Traditional China
Lecture: The Sui, Tang & Song
Video: Lost Empire of Genghis Kahn, History Channel The Tang
The Song
Discussion: Chapter 10 The Flowering of Traditional China
Primary Source:
Week 14

April 27-29, 2015 My office hours for this week: Monday 220- 4; Thursday 130- 3.

Quiz Theme: East Asian Rimlands
lecture: Early Japan, Korea and Vietnam
Video: Secrets of the Samurai, FHS/Hidden Korea PBS
Discussion: Chapter 11 East Asian Rimlands
Primary Source:
Week 15

May 6, 2015

May 6, 2015 Multiple Choice Exam

Theme: The Making of Europe
Lecture: Middle ages
Video: The Western Tradition: Part I, Annenberg/CPB Collecttion/PBS (30 minutes each program), Programs 17 and 18, ;The Dark Ages; and ;The Age of Charlemagne.;/The Feudal System, Films for the Humanities and Sciences (36 minutes).
Discussion:Chapter 12, The Making of Europe
Primary Source:
Week 16  

Spring 2015 Final Examination Study Guide

Oral Exam - presentations

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