College of the Siskiyous

HIST 1009 - World Civilizations to 1450

Online Course Information

Fall 2018 (Section #7185)


I am glad you are considering taking this history class. This is a fun, exciting and challenging course. If you have not done so already and you would like to take the class, contact the College of the Siskiyous Admissions and Records Office to enroll. This class fills up quickly, so register today!

If the class is full, please add your name to the wait list. If space becomes available in the class, I only add people to the class if their names are on the wait list.

Continue reading to learn more about the course.

Again, welcome to the class.

Dave Bush

Course Description

World Civilizations to 1450 will explore the history of world civilizations and the interactions of technology, culture, religion, warfare, environment and politics in world history from the Ancient World until 1450.

Course Format

This is a fully online class using the Canvas learning management system. The College of the Siskiyous’ website has detailed information about Canvas. I encourage you to read this information before the first day of class.

This is a distance education course. A distance education course is more like a face-to-face class rather than a correspondence course. In this distance education class, there is a schedule with regular due dates for objective and subjective assignments throughout the term; weekly discussion board participation is a graded requirement to ensure regular and substantive contact. Students must access the class at least three days each week in order to regularly participate in class discussions, check for announcements, read and reply to private messages, send questions to the instructor, watch assigned videos and complete weekly graded assignments.

Online Survival

If this is your first time taking an online class, please read College of the Siskiyous' Online Survival Guide.


A list of required books for the class is found at the College of the Siskiyous Bookstore.

Check Your Email

I send messages to students through their email address. Make sure to regularly check this email account.

Have Questions?

If you have questions about this class, please email the instructor at

I answer emails within forty-eight hours (but usually within twenty-four hours), excluding weekends and holidays.