History of World Civilization up to 1500
CRN: 30813
16 Weeks - Distance Education course 

On Campus Requirements
Mandatory Orientation is scheduled for Thursday, February 20, 2014, from 4:00 to 5:30PM in LB 201. Students who fail to attend the orientation will be dropped from the course.

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Name  Senya Lubisich, Ph.D.
Email  slubisich@citruscollege.edu
Phone  (626) 857-4106
Location  CI 125

History 103 is a course designed to introduce students to the civilizations of the Ancient World. Primary attention will be given to urban cultures that developed writing systems, trade networks and complex social hierarchies. Special emphasis will also be placed on understanding the larger patterns, shared features and the most important differences among civilizations in social life, political organization, and dominant systems of ideas.

Through class lectures, discussion of readings, position papers and films the student will gain an accurate and greater understanding of the study of world history. This objective will be accomplished by:

  1. Developing a degree of independence and thought in the study of World History.
  2. Developing and/or improving skills in written expression.
  3. Developing a better understanding of the relationship between people and the historical process.

REQUIRED TEXTS (you must have all items)

Main Textbook: The World, Volume I, Felipe Fernandez-Armesto;

**Because this course covers a large amount of material from a comparative viewpoint, keeping up with the lectures and with the textbook reading assignments will be essential to students' success. It would be best for students to read the material before lecture, since the lectures will not repeat the information found in any of the assigned reading.

Email Accounts 
You will need to use your official Citrus College issued email account. Your email is established when you are registered for classes. You must have access to your email account prior to starting the class.

Details regarding the course are set forth in the class website. When you go there (see below), pay particular attention to the syllabus section and the assignment section.  

Blackboard and WingSpan Information
(Notice:  All Blackboard courses will be available on the first day of classes)
Blackboard --> http://citruscollege.blackboard.com 
WingSpan --> https://wingspan.citruscollege.edu  

  • Your WingSpan ID becomes your Blackboard Username
  • Your WingSpan PIN (Personal Identification Number) becomes your Blackboard password
  • To change your PIN/password requires, change it in WingSpan
  • Data will be transferred from WingSpan to Blackboard on a regular basis

Once you get to the Blackboard welcome page, click on the History of World Civilization up to 1500 course link on the right, and you will go to the course site. Familiarize yourself with the course site and if you have any questions please email your instructor with your concerns. Get your textbook and get started with your initial assignments. A major key to your success in this course will be keeping up with both the reading and the other assignments.   


If you have a disability documented by a physician or other appropriate professional and wish to discuss academic accommodations, please contact the DSP&S office at (626) 914-8675. Please discuss your accommodations with your instructor by email. Be sure to allow at least one week for appropriate accommodations to be arranged.