WELCOME TO THE FASCINATING STUDY OF THE ANCIENT WORLD
WESTERN CIVILIZATION: ACT I
From Prehistory to the Fall of Rome
 
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Fulfills UC/CSU Humanities/Social Science General Education Requirement
Fulfills Foothill History AT Major

Fulfills Foothill Humanities or Social Science General Education Requirement


    This College web course is about history, culture, humans. It integrates thinking, pondering, questioning, imagining, analyzing, writing, reading. It encourages and enables many choices, experiments, discussion, student contributions.
Fall 2015
PROFESSOR EMAIL:  feigkonnilyn@fhda.edu

 TWELVE WEEK WEB COLLEGE COURSE  FULLY ARTICULATED, TRANSFERABLE

Your registration is NOT complete- YET ! !


TO COMPLETE:  IMMEDIATELY return the COURSE IMPLEMENTATION FORM ON THIS PAGE .  Just scroll down. Copy it off on your email and send it quickly to professor's email  <  feigkonnilyn@fhda.edu>  THEN! I will send you the Private Click Core Site URL as soon as I am back from vacation. Do not use attachments.
PRIVATE CLICK SITE contains your:   Textbook,   Syllabus, Schedule, Assignments, Exams, Help  

TO SUCCEED AND DO WELL: Be Ready !
Be ready to start on DAY 1 OF COURSE.   Textbook in your hand, Private Core Site on your computer, AND you have gone through  several clicks on the Core Site Syllabus  so you know what you are doing and can RELAX, THINK, LEARN - and succeed.  
99% of Students who are ready to go on Day 1 succeed with As or Bs.  60% of those who waste Week 1 (1/4  of class) drop.



ALERT: THIS COURSE DOES NOT USE ETUDES. IT IS TOTALLY ONLINE


WHAT IS THIS FULL WEB COURSE?

It never meets in the typical fashion .
* It is based on the on-line Web Book, ANCIENT WORLD and the YOUTUBE Portfolio [not required]. 
* It is traditional in the sense that students use a "regular textbook" as a resource, complete essay exams, do analysis, writing, and critical thinking.
* Students focus "in class" (intensive Web Book and YOUTUBE Portfolio -not required-  work) on learning and thinking about the Ancient World of Western Civilization.
*Instead of listening to lectures in a classroom and thinking, students substitute the "inclass" experience of the Web Book. They use the time usually spent in regular classroom to explore and study the enormously rich on-line resources .

AMAZING ANCIENT WORLD - From Prehistory to Fall of Rome

    TO DO NOW: SO YOU CAN BEGIN Spring   CLASS ON     
September 21
A. Send Course Implementation form and your email to professor. DON'T WAIT until class begins or you may be dropped if late.   OR YOU MAY BE DROPPED IF LATE.

B.  COURSE CORE:    THE AMAZING ANCIENT WORLD WEB BOOK - The Substitute for Classroom Lectures: http://www.omnibusol.com/ancient.html  . You will be accessing it several times a week for several hours.

C.  The Textbook is an ADDITION TO THE CLASS, NOT THE CORE.  Use as chronology and quick summaries. 
Textbook:   You may use any edition (new, old ) you wish as long as it is Spielvogel
Spielvogel, Jackson:  Western Civilization Vol. I, to 1715: A Brief History - YOU ONLY NEED THE FIRST 6 CHAPTERS.

(You may also use the longer version which seems to be floating around:   Spielvogel: Western Civilization Volume A: To 1500 - any edition - through Chapter 7).READ IT AS A NOVEL. DO NOT MEMORIZE BUT THINK. Pay careful attention to each chapter's introduction and conclusion - Introduction, xxix-xxx - read twice! You will only use the first 6 chapters - to the end of Rome . 

(1. FH Bookstore "may" have used. 2.  GREAT WAYS TO GET IT "CHEAP" and save a bunch of moneyGo Online to Amazon and get it used. Do it now before they are gone. I saw at least 15 for under $10.3. And/OR Use the EBook (for the newest edition - You only need the First 6 Chapters

COURSE IMPLEMENTATION FORM

COPY THIS FORM ONTO YOUR EMAIL or MS Word (and then copy it to Email), FILL IT IN, AND SEND IT!  DO NOT USE ATTACHMENTS.  PLEASE ! - USE THE FOLLOWING HEADING: HISTORY 4A ONLINE INFOSHEET

Name:

Have you registered?:

Have you been to the Foothill Global Access Page, then Course Page - and looked at it?:  

Have you taken a look at the Web Book? <http://www.omnibusol.com/ancient.html> :

DO YOU HAVE YOUR TEXTBOOK? or have access to it?:

Are you aware this is NOT AN ETUDES course but a Web one :)) ?
Are you aware that this course is not Independent Study and has firm assignment deadlines regardless of work or vacation?:

CAN YOU DEDICATE THE TIME?:

___________________________________________________________________


(The following information is vital if I am to intercede in your behalf when problems occur.)
Email Address:

Mailing Address: (City, Town only)
__________________________________________________________________

College You Are Currently Attending?:

Occupation:

Major:

Have you taken other Online Courses? If yes, where and what

Have you taken any History courses?

Why are you taking this Online Course? (Brief)

The 3 favorite things you enjoy doing:

Tell us in a short paragraph "a little about yourself"

COURSE CORES

A . Web Book written by Professor - AND THE MOST EXTENSIVE FOCUS ON WESTERN CIVILIZATION ON THE WEB:   KF: The Amazing Ancient World (San Francisco, copyright) http://www.omnibusol.com/ancient.html Students may also use You Tube sites on the core page.  

B. CORE CLICK SITE (Syllabus):   When I receive  YOUR Info sheet if I am not away) , I will send you  the URL for the PRIVATE CORE SITE before school starts.  This  Core Click Site is the materials and exam site.  Use it in conjunction with this Starting Site. READ THE MATERIAL ON CLICK SITE VERY CAREFULLY. SAVE.  

C.  REGULAR TEXTBOOK :   Spielvogel, Jackson:  Western Civilization, A Brief History to 1715, Vol. 1.

   

FOR ACCESS TO THE CRITICAL CORE SITE SYLLABUS , wait for my response to your email.    BUT YOU CAN REALLY START ANYTIME.  YOU KNOW WHAT YOU WILL NEED TO DO ONLINE ON THE WEB BOOK AND YOU HAVE YOUR TEXTBOOK.  YOU CAN BE MILES AHEAD BY THE TIME the Quarter starts 

COURSE PROFESSOR
Dr. KF
Professor of History, Political Science(1989-today)
Foothill College
From 1989 to 1996,  Foothill College Dean, Business and Social Sciences and Professor

B.S., Business-Finance, University of Montana
B.A., History, University of Montana
M.A., History, University of Montana
PhD., History, University of Washington
Post Doctoral MBA, International Business, Golden Gate University

Formerly:
Professor, San Francisco State University
Vice President, San Francisco State University
Dean, Arts and Sciences, and Associate Professor of History, University of Southern Maine 
Associate Dean, Special Programs, University of Pittsburgh
Special Assistant to the US Commissioner of Education and OE Fellow, US Office of Education, WDC
Dean and Instructor, Whitman College; Dean, University of Washington

Some Contributions:
Author:  several, including: Hitler's Death Camps:  The Sanity of Madness (NY: Holmes & Meier)

Specialist in Eastern Europe and Central Asia and the Caucasus, and Hitler's Final Solution 
Recipient, President's Medal for Outstanding Faculty Professor, 2001
Selected as Faculty Commencement Speaker, 2001
Selected as FH Campus Abroad Professor, Spring Quarter, 2002, Florence, Italy

 FH Teaching  Summary: 

# Western Civilization - The Ancient World, The Medieval World, The Modern World   - 4A, 4B, 4C
# 20th Century Europe - Thematic Focus on Europe's Great Game, Terrorism and Central Asia and the Caucasus - HONORS
# History 4C - Thematic Focus on 19th and 20 Century Developments and Directions Leading to WWI, WWII, Hitler, The Final and Partial Solutions - HONORS
#Wester Civilization - The "Middle" World

# Ancient Rome - HONORS
# Special History 9 - Thematic Focus on Eastern Central EuropeEurope - Honors

Foothill Phi Kappa Theta Lectures and All-Campus Panels

"Hitler's Partial and Final Solutions and the Continuation of Human Abuse (PKT) 
"Afghanistan and Central Asia:  Challenges for the Future"  (PKT)
"The Attack on America: One Year After 9/11: Afghanistan, Iraq, Terror: Questions"  

"Realities in State Building and State Failure: Afghanistan, Pakistan, Phillipines
"Nation Building:  Challenges, Perspectives, Successes, Failures - and the Current Dilemmas in Iraq and Afghanistan"