Western Civilization: Early Modern to Present
4 Credit Hours

Course Description

Western Civilization: Early Modern to Present, is a study of the major political, sociocultural, economic, and philosophical movements in the Western World from the Congress of Vienna to the present.

Course Delivery
FlexNet courses are taught via the internet using iNET (located in TritonPass). Students can enroll in a FlexNet course at any time throughout the semester as long as there is space available in the course, except the last three weeks of the term. Students have until the end of the term to complete the course from the time of enrollment and payment. All FlexNet courses end on the same date, the last day of the term, no matter the enrollment date. FlexNet courses do not have weekly deadlines, but it is highly recommended for students to stay on task.

The student will study 15 topics from the text related to this period of Western History.  These include, in the text, chapter 15 through chapter 29.Each chapter assignment includes a reflection paper.  In the reflection paper the student will reflect on a topic assigned that is related to the chapter.  Each discussion involves more than just student opinion.  Each reflection paper will give the student an opportunity to show critical thinking skills.There is an exam for each of the 15 topic units.  Each question on the exam is taken from the unit studied.  The text and notes may be used during the exam, but there is a time limit within which the exam must be completed.  Each exam contains three short answer essay questions.  They typically require several sentences to answer correctly. There is also a brief introductory assignment introducing the student to the instructor.

If students have any questions, they should feel free to consult with the instructor.  The student enrolled in a FlexNet course needs to be motivated in order to complete the course without the direct supervision of an instructor.

Instructor: Adam Thiner

E-mail: thiner@iowacentral.edu