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Orientation Details

Online Orientation for ICS -D003C-64Z
(It is highly recommended that you print out this page for future reference.)
Instructor Contact Information
Instructor Margaret Stevens
Office Hours I prefer emails to my De Anza Address..
Office Location F-21u
Office Phone (408) 864-8524
A Message from your Instructor

Welcome to World ICS 3C on-line at De Anza College. This class was previously a distance telecourse that required students to attend orientation and exams on campus. This class now offers orientation and exams all on-line making it possible for the first time to serve the needs of distant students.

Please be aware that all quizzes and exams have fixed dates and there will be NO alternative dates for any reason to make-up quizzes and exams. If you miss a quiz or an exam you will lose the points, so please plan accordingly.

World history offers a global experience of vibrant cultures, societies, and civilizations of the past. This can be an exciting and rewarding experience for many students. However, for some students this can, because of the newness of the experience and cultures, offer difficulties. So students must be prepared to study hard and to work consistently through out the quarter with the materials.

I wish all of you success!

There will be weekly chapter quizzes except for the final week of class. Quizzes will take place on-line from Friday through Monday, ending at 5:00 PM Monday. No alternative dates will be provided. You will lose points if not completed during the test window. Questions will consist of multiple choice questions, true and false and matching questions. You can take pre quizzes for practice and post quizzes for extra credit.

There will be TWO exams. Both exams will consist of essay question(s) only. See Catalyst on-line material for exact dates. There will be no alternative dates so be prepared to answer exams when window opens.

There will be a Forum where you can have student-student discussions, and ask questions, and ask me questions.

Please be aware there is NO ALTERNATIVE TESTING. Please plan on taking your quizzes and exams early, do not wait until the last minute. If you do so, make sure you have an alternative computer available. If your computer crashes or fails you in any way there will be no other testing available to you.

Hours of Study
Be prepared to spend a minimum of hours per week using and studying the course materials.
How to get started in your course
  • 1. Complete on-line orientation 1st week, due date is Thursday April 11th. Students will be dropped if not completed by this date. Online orientation is available through the Distance Learning website:

  • 2. Go to Catalyst to begin the course work. You can log on beginning at noon on the 1st day of classes, April 8th. There is a quiz the first week so please plan on completing this quiz the first weekend.

  • 3. Text will be available through the De Anza bookstore and on-line through the publisher as an e-text, or another site I put on my syllabus. Once you have the text, either hard copy or e-book, you will be ready to begin your study of world cultures and civilizations. The e-book version will also contain volume A and B and ultimately is the best value but if you prefer a hard copy, De Anza Bookstore will have them.

  • Text is Felipe Fernandez-Armesto, The World, A History, 2nd edition. published by Pearson.

    De Anza's custom edition is called The World/Meridians: Sources in World History, Volume C.

    Online Education
    Building: MLC 210

    Phone: 408.864.8969
    M-Th: 9:00a-5:00p
    F: 9:00a-4:00p


    Last Updated: 1/27/16