Course Assignments:
World History to 1500


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VICTOR VALLEY COLLEGE
WORLD HISTORY 103

Fall 2012

(all Mayer sections)
Instructor: Dr. Eric Mayer,
Office No. ScL26 Telephone: 245-4271 (ext. 2299)
EMAIL: history103@gmail.com
Website: www.emayzine.com

Week 1 – 27 August


Readings:  Patterns of World History chs 1, 2, 3
The Writing Guide for Social Science

Ancient Societies
The Dawn of Civilization: Mesopotamia
The Quest for Eternity: Egypt
Egyptian Religion
Ancient China
The Ch'in and Han Dynasties
The Sui Dynasty
India: Empire of the Spirit
The Mauryan Empire
ESSAY EXAMINATION 1 DUE 9 September
ESSAY EXAMINATION 2 DUE  23 September
BOOK REVIEW DUE DUE   6 October
FINAL ESSAY EXAM DUE DUE , 20 October

Week 2 – 3 September


Readings:  Patterns of World History, chs. 4, 5, 6, 7
The Era of Small States,1200-700 BCE
Greece
Minoan and Mycenaean Civilization
The Rise of Hellenic Civilization
Athenian Imperialism
Legacies of Greek Civilization
Coherence and Conflict in Greece

Week 3 –10 September


Readings:  Patterns of World History chs. 8, 9, 10, 11
Rome
Early Rome (Lite)
The Rise of Christianity and the Decline of Rome
Was Judas Iscariot a Traitor?!
Collapse and Germanization of the Roman Empire
The Rise of the Franks
The Byzantine Empire and Islam
Rise of Islam to the Decline of the Umayyad Dynasty
Halloween, Pagan Belief and Christainity

Week 4 –17 September


Readings:  Patterns of World History chs. 12,13 14,15
The West Mobilizes:The Reconquista and the Crusades
The Hundred Years War
Joan of Arc
The Renaissance

Week 5 –24 September


Readings:  Patterns of World History, chs. 16, 17, 18 and begin reading Before European Hegemony
Decline of the Church
New World Civilizations:The Classic Maya
Africa
Africa and the Spread of Islam

Week 6 –1 October

Finish reading Before European Hegemony
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The Mexica/Aztec World
Andean Civilizations
The World in 1400