Class starts June 3
The Summer 2013 class website will open on May 30.
The class URL will be posted here
Instructor: Lisa M. LaneClass Facebook group
How do I get into this class
- Register at MiraCosta College. Online courses fill quickly!
- Please make sure SURF has your correct email address.
- The class will be open by Thursday, May 30. At that time, the URL in the box above will allow you to enter the class. This course is offered in Moodle, not Blackboard.
- Once you've created a New Account inside the class, do the Tech Check by Wednesday, June 6 to make sure your computer is set up properly.
How much of my time will it take?
- About 18 hours per week (standard for a 3-unit university transfer class offered in the 8-week format)
- If you have basic computer skills, read well, and work well independently, the time may be less.
- If you have weak computer skills, poor study habits, and require much guidance, the time may be more. In this case, you may want to consider whether you are a good candidate for online classes.
Is it a hard class?
- As required by law, the class is taught at the freshman/sophomore university level.
- This class goes beyond the facts of history, into interpretation and analysis. This may be quite different from what you are used to.
What computer stuff do I need?
- Firefox browser (Internet Explorer won't work properly)
- Reliable access to a good computer (there are also labs on campus)
I'm in the online section . Can't I just cheat?
- I'm very tough on plagiarism and academic dishonesty (see the college catalog). I give F's for work that is similar to that of your colleagues, past or present, and check all written passages. Quotation marks should be used when citing your sources.
- Quizzes are designed to be taken as open book, open note.
- The process of developing and practicing historical themes is designed to ensure that you develop your own interpretations and analysis.
Can I take the class at my own pace? Can I turn in late quizzes?
- This class is not self-paced because participation is on a minimum twice weekly basis. Late quizzes may be submitted for reduced credit.
What books do I need?
There is no textbook to purchase at the bookstore. Instead, you need to print The Documents Workbook:
What's this course cover? What's it count toward?
- This course covers the history of Western Civilization from 1648 to the present
- You need not have taken History 103
- General Education: Humanities
How do I ask questions?
- Chat with Lisa via GTalk
- Once inside the class, for private matters use Messages to contact me. I will respond within two working days.
- For class issues, use the "Help, I have a question!" discussion forum.
- E-mail me with any other questions.
Last updated: 30 April 2012