World History 130 OA

Lackawanna College

History 130 OA: Twentieth Century and Beyond: A Global History

Spring 2019-Jan. 22-Mar. 19

3 Credits


Tammy Satter







Office Hours

Online through Chat or by phone at a mutually convenient scheduled time





Gott, Richard, Walter Moss The Twentieth Century: A Brief Global History/Latest Ed., McGraw-Hill Inc. St. Louis.




World History-This is a global history course focusing upon the twentieth century. It reviews major political, social and economic events that have shaped the history of the modern world, including American, European, Asian, Middle Eastern and Latin American civilizations. Emphasis is placed upon the two world wars, the breakup of the European colonial empire, the rise of Third World nationalism and the pressing global issues that now face our planet e.g. famine, overpopulation, unequal distribution of recourses, etc.) (3 credits) 



  1. Demonstrate student knowledge about, and awareness of, twentieth-century world.
  2. Analyze the foundation of global issues that occurred during the twentieth century and issues that continue to grow and threaten our planet.
  3. Critique how these events have shaped the world we live in today.
  4. Research presentation dealing with a World History issue in the Twentieth century.


Discussion questions require a minimum of 300 words each and are due Wednesdays (DQ1) and Fridays (DQ 2)

Answer secondary questions

Responses require a minimum of 50 words 4 times a week

Research paper topic due on Sunday, Feb.3, 20,2019-

There is a research paper on a current world issue-i.e. Water pollution, overpopulation, climate change, etc.
 It should be about 3 pages with three credible sources. Please, no encyclopedias. The due date is March 3-see research paper rubric in the syllabus.

There is a final essay to be announced.

View and listen to PowerPoint presentations and Jeopardy games and view YouTube links. They are intended to aid you with the discussion question and overall knowledge.




Discussion questions -see rubric below

Research a current world problem- see research rubric-25 points

Final Essay question-20 points-see rubric final essay



Online Classroom Discussion and Interaction Rubric

65 points per week for a total of 455 points + 25 points for the research paper and 20 points for the final essay. 

What Should I Do?

Points Available

Did I do This?


Points Earned

Answer both Discussion Questions directly demonstrating a clear understanding of the material, support your response with research or reading, and promote conversation (2 posts)

10 points each




Respond to at least two classmates’ posts (2 posts)

10 points




Continue both conversations with at least one additional reply to each peer (2 posts)

10 points




Respond to at least one of the teacher’s secondary questions, conversing with a classmate who responds to the same question (2 posts)

5 points




Be sure all responses are detailed and clear and are posted twice on four separate days.

10 points




Be sure that all responses relate to the course reading and notes, your own everyday life, or to both

 5 points




Provides the class with a response that is non-generic and inspiring – meaning that they learn from what you have contributed and can continue the conversation

3  points




Use proper grammar, spelling, and netiquette

2  points





 65 points





Online Course Attendance Policy

Students enrolled in credit-bearing courses at Lackawanna College will fail any course(s) in which they accumulate absences beyond the maximum number allowed. This pertains to online courses as well.


Attendance is defined by participating in an academic activity within the online classroom, which includes making posts and replies in a course-related graded discussion forum or submitting a course-related written assignment. Activities (Syllabus quiz, Course Navigation Quiz, Academic Honesty Pledge, Autobiography) not related to the aforementioned activities will not count for attendance purposes.


Students that fail to participate in an academic activity as described above in the online classroom prior to the last day to drop/add, will automatically be dropped from the course.


  • You are required to engage in the discussion by making an initial post to your instructor’s prompt by the assigned day of the week, and then submit the required number of replies by the end of the week.
  • Students who do not participate in any course-related discussions AND who do not submit any course-related assignments for ONE week will be DROPPED from the course. It is the responsibility of the student to formally withdraw from the course at the Registrar’s office.



Online Course Discussion Policy

In order to understand, remember, and benefit from what we learn in class, discussion and interaction are critical. Responses such as, “I like what you said.” “I agree.” Or “Good thinking.” are NOT acceptable. Also, you should NOT simply repeat what someone else has already said.

Good Discussions in Course Resources will help you, but you should also use this rubric to gain all possible points for your contributions and, more importantly, to get the most out of our class discussion!

Ask yourself the following questions to help guide you in having a great discussion:

  • Did I answer the discussion questions directly demonstrating a clear understanding of the material that promoted conversation?
  • Did I support my answers to the discussion questions with research and reading?
  • Did I make the required number of replies to my classmates?
  • Did I continue the conversation with peers that replied to my discussion?
  • Did I answer any additional questions the instructor may have asked?
  • Are all of my responses detailed and clear?
  • Did I make my initial post and replies by the assigned due dates?
  • Did I relate my responses to the course reading, notes, and/or personal life?
  • Did I provide the class with a response that is non-generic and inspiring – meaning that they learned from what I have contributed and can continue the conversation
  • Did I use proper grammar, spelling, and netiquette?


Responses that do not move the conversation forward by providing information to which others can respond and build upon will negatively affect your weekly score.


Withdrawal Policy

A student has the privilege of withdrawing from any courses or from the College itself without academic penalty up to and including the final date for withdrawal indicated on the College calendar.

To withdraw officially from a course or from the College, a student must obtain the proper withdrawal form from the Student Affairs Office or from your Center Director, complete this form and submit it to the Registrar's Office before the final day for withdrawal without academic penalty as indicated on the College calendar. If a student stops attending a course for which he/she is registered after the published census date (end of drop/add) without having officially withdrawn from the course, the student will be assigned an AW (penalty-grade failure) for the class. No exceptions will be made.

Students who violate the College's Academic Integrity Policy and fail a course, in consequence, may not exercise the withdrawal privilege in that particular course.


Financial obligations to the College will be determined according to the Refund Policy.




Instructor Policies

  • All emails and responses posted in the General Questions section of the forum will be answered within one day.
  • All assignments will be graded within 3 days of the assignment due date
  • Any form of cheating, plagiarism, or dishonesty is a violation of the nature and purpose of Lackawanna College.  Please refer to the Lackawanna College Student Handbook for penalty information.  The College supports any faculty members’ decision on punishment for plagiarism -including, failure or expulsion.
  • Please make attending class your number one priority.
  • Students are expected to be respectful to all people within the college online classroom discussion. Any student exhibiting behavior that is unacceptable in a college classroom online course environment will be permanently dismissed from the class.
  • Students earn their grades and are expected to complete all assignments with the utmost care.  Please keep in mind that grades are not personal, and grades are non-negotiable.
  • You must hand me your assignment at the beginning of class, or it will be considered one day late. Your grade will reflect the lateness of your assignments. See Due Dates and Late Penalties.
  • If a student is absent on a day an assignment is due, he or she is required to hand in the assignment before or on the due date. Also, if a student is absent on the day an assignment is given, he/she is responsible for the assignment.
  • Due to FERPA laws, I am unable to legally speak to anyone about your grades, except you, unless you sign a release. In any event, I will still not speak to anyone about your grade unless you are present.



Research paper Rubric                                                                                                                         Score





Content Clear and got the attention of the audience

5 points

Topic is somewhat clear, satisfactory attention

3 point

Topic is unclear, vague, gathered little attention

1 point





Thorough discussion of the topic. Strong evidence of Research



5 points

Some points were identified with sufficient support




3 point

Demonstrates little knowledge of topic




1 point


Organization and Clarity of Report

Very well understood by audience




5 points

Shoes adequate planning, some portions need clarification and improvement in logic


3 point

Minimum planning, some sections disorganized and confusing






Smooth transition led to clear summarization of central theme


5 points

Transition was somewhat abrupt

And summary was unrelated to the central theme

3 Point

Transition was not used, information was not related to the body of the presentation

1 Points




3 credible sources arranged in bibliographic format

5 points

Questionable sources and improper citation

3 point

No bibliography


1 point





Student’ Name__________________________________________                 Total Score____________       

*Essay rubric will be downloaded at a latter date




Letter Grade

Numeric Range

Quality Points


96 – 100



90 – 95



87 – 89



83 – 86



80 – 82



77 – 79



73 – 76



70 – 72



67 – 69



60 – 66



0 – 59



Due Dates and Late Penalties

There is no grace period.

There is no extra credit.


Academic Integrity

Academic dishonesty in any form, such as plagiarism and cheating, will not be tolerated. Sanctions will include an automatic F for plagiarism, but the severity or frequency of the violation may result in dismissal from the College as well. Please see the Student Handbook for a complete explanation.


The following are among the forms of dishonesty, in a classroom of any type, for which sanctions may be applied:

  • Using books, notes or other materials during an examination, unless expressly permitted;
  • Using purchased essays, term papers or preparatory research for such papers;
  • Copying others' work or engaging in unauthorized cooperation during an assignment or examination;
  • Allowing another student to copy from an examination or other assignment intended to be performed independently;
  • Borrowing from published works, whether material is taken verbatim or with minor alterations, without proper and/or sufficient acknowledgment;
  • Submitting as one’s own work originally done by someone else;
  • Submitting the same written report in more than one course without prior approval from the instructor(s) involved;
  • Stealing examinations or assignments;
  • Supplying or selling examinations or assignments;
  • Misrepresenting statements concerning work submitted;
  • Falsifying or fabricating experimental data or results;
  • Falsifying or fabricating the need for extensions on papers or make-up examinations.
  • Misrepresenting identity in an online course


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Lackawanna College is an Affirmative Action, Equal Employment Opportunity institution.  Students with disabilities and other needs should feel free to contact the instructor privately if there are services and adaptations which can be made to accommodate specific needs.  Students who are having difficulties with class material are strongly advised to seek assistance in the reading and writing lab.  If you feel that you have a disability that has not been formally documented, you may meet with Mrs. Christine Kiehart in the Disability Services office to discuss your options. Please note that disability services do not include exemption from participation requirements in courses considered part of the School of Distance Education, including online and hybrid courses.

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In accordance with Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972, Lackawanna College will not tolerate any forms of sexual misconduct including but not limited to: sexual harassment, sexual assault, sexual violence and gender-based harassment by employees, students or third parties. This includes prohibiting discrimination against pregnant and parenting students. The College also prohibits retaliation against any person who makes a claim of discrimination or harassment or who provides information in such an investigation. This policy applies to admissions, employment, treatment and access to all programs and activities that take place either on or off the campus at Lackawanna College. 


Lackawanna College will fully and promptly investigate all allegations of sexual misconduct and will take action reasonably designed to resolve the complaint in an equitable manner, end a hostile environment if one has been created, prevent its recurrence, and, when appropriate, take steps to remedy its effects on individuals and the college community.

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Reports or inquiries regarding nondiscrimination should be made to:

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(Please see student handbook for more information)


Disability Statement


Course Schedule




Course Objective Met

Related Assignment, Assessment, or Learning Activity



A Preview of the Twentieth Century, General Trends before World War I, The Great Powers of Europe


  1. Academic Honesty Pledge.
  2. Complete the About You Biography 
  3. Complete the Course Syllabus Quiz and the Course Navigation Quiz 

Read Chapters 1, 2, 3,

 voice over PowerPoint

Discussion Question 1 is due Wednesday at 11:55 pm

Discussion Question 2 is due Friday

at 11:55 pm 

You will get a zero if you do not answer the essay questions

If you miss a week, you will be dropped from the course


Jeopardy Game







The European Conquest of Africa, The Americas, Imperialism in Asia and the Pacific


Read Chapter 4, 5,6

Discussion Question 1 is due Wednesday at 11:55 pm

Discussion Question 2 is due Friday at 11:55 pm

 You will get a zero if you do not answer the essay questions

Jeopardy Game

Jigsaw- Division of Africa

Teams- TBA-Great Britain, France, Germany/Italy, Portugal /Belgium



The Origins of WWI, WWI


Read Chapters, 7,8

Voice Over PowerPoint

Discussion Question 1 is due Wednesday at 12 MIDNIGHT

Discussion Question 2 is due Friday


You will get a zero if you do not answer the essay questions

Journaling –  What was life like in the trenches ( English soldier, German soldier)

4-day journal due Sunday 11:55 pm





General Trends in the Interwar years, Russia’s 3 Revolutions


Read Chapters 9, 10,11

Discussion Question 1 is due Wednesday at 11:55 pm

Discussion Question 2 is due Friday

at 11:55 pm

You will get zero if you do not answer the essay questions

Jeopardy game




Economic and Social Upheaval in the Americas, The East, and West between the World War


Read Chapter 12, 13


Voice Over PowerPoint

Discussion Question 1 is due Wednesday at 11:55 pm

Discussion Question 2 is due Friday at 11:55


You will get a zero if you do not answer the essay questions



National Struggles in India and Southeast Asia Anticolonialism  in The Middle East and Africa


Read Chapters 14,15

Discussion Question 1 is due Wednesday at 11:55 pm


Discussion Question 2 is due Friday at 11:55 pm


Debate teams-Topic-Israel’s capital move to Jerusalem-teams to be announced (respectful debate)


Research paper due

Week 7



Dictatorship and Democracy in Europe During the 1930s

Aggression in the 1930s



Read Chapter  16, 17

Jeopardy Game

Voice over PowerPoint

Discussion Question 1 is due Wednesday at 11:55 pm

Discussion Question 2 is due Friday at 11:55 pm



World War II


Read Chpt.18


Final Essay



There will be no Midterm or Final