History of World Civilization since 1500
CRN: 30817
16 Weeks - Distance Education course 

On Campus Requirements
Mandatory Orientation is scheduled for Thursday, February 20, 2014, from 5:30PM to 7:00PM in LB 201Students 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

The course offers a survey of world civilization from 1500's regional isolation to modern-day globalism and its issues and problems. Consideration will be given to the political, economic, social, and intellectual forces present in the rise of the modern world. Particular focus will be given to the interrelatedness of historical events and on the comparisons of cultures and societies in a historical perspective. College level reading is strongly advised. 

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.

Main Text: The World, Volume II, by Armesto

Broken SpearsLeon-Portilla 

The Tastes of Paradise, Wolfgang Schivelbusch. 

Aftermath, Webster 

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.

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  
  • Update email on WingSpan so it will load to Blackboard
  • Your WingSpan ID becomes your Blackboard Username
  • Your WingSpan PIN number (six digits only) becomes your Blackboard password
  • To change these on Blackboard requires you change them on 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 since 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.