History of Metals

The Learning Community "History of Metals" at CPCC Harper Campus brings together WLD 112, Basic Welding Processes, and HIS 111, World Civilizations I. Students participate in the two classes in the same semester. The course material in HIS 111 follows a regular syllabus focusing on the history of metals. Topics covered include Bronze Age, Iron Age and how metals have influenced the rise and fall of civilizations. WLD 112 serves to compliment HIS 111 with its emphasis on early metal working and welding. The HIS 111 class can often fulfill a social sciences requirement for CPCC programs and certificates.

HIS 111-21     World Civilization                TTH 11:00AM-12:15PM         Hugh Dussek 

This course introduces world history from the dawn of civilization to the early modern era. Topics include Eurasian, African, American and Greaco-Roman civilizations and Christian, Islamic and Byzantine cultures. Upon completion, studetns should be able to analyze significant political, socioeconomic and cultural developments in pre-modern world civilizations.

CORE 4 Competency:

Critical Thinking: the ability to think using analysis, synthesis, evaluation, problem solving, judgment, and the creative process.

WLD 112-02  Basic Welding Processes    T 1:00PM-5:00PM                  Steve Gore 

This course introduces basic welding and cutting. Emphasis is placed on beads applied with gases, mild steel fillers and electrodes and the capillary action of solder. Upon completion, students should be able to set up welding and oxy-fuel equipment and perform introductory stick, MIG and oxy-fuel welding, plus oxy-fuel brazing, soldering and cutting.

CORE 4 Competency:

Personal Growth and Responsibility: the ability to understand and manage self, to function effectively in social and professional environments and to make reasoned judgments based on an understanding of the diversity of the world community.