MCCCD HIS 103 - Syllabus (4 pages)

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His 103 - United States History to 1865
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U S HISTORY TO 1877 HIS 103 COURSE OUTLINE AND SYLLABUS Prof D Foxx CL 13 A PURPOSE OF THE COURSE 1 To orient the student in the early history of the United States 2 To provide basic and accurate information on the development of this country from its discovery to 1877 with particular emphasis on those aspects which aid in the understanding of contemporary developments 3 To introduce the student to some of the ideas and problems that have made America and to provoke thoughtful and critical analysis of those ideas and problems 4 To stimulate in the student a sense of the inevitability of change and a desire to apply lessons of history in the discharge of responsibilities as a citizen of the United States 5 To persuade the student that history is to be thought about not merely learned and that it is a very risky business to say History proves Also to persuade the student that history is much more than a collection of dry facts and dates in the cold pages of a book B COURSE REQUIREMENTS 1 Class members will be required to read the assigned chapters in the textbook Class lectures may or may not parallel these readings but students will be responsible for information in class discussions 2 Each student is expected to be in attendance at all class meetings unless excused Any student accumulating three 3 absences may be dropped from the class Class attendance may affect final grade Students will be responsible for attending to any administrative or paper work dealing with his her enrollment i e proper registration fees withdrawing from class school etc To reiterate the student is responsible for all of the above Failure to do all of the above could result in a failing grade 3 Please do not assume that if you stop coming to class that you will automatically receive a W or no credit Any number of things could occur so be proactive and keep track of your status The student is responsible for all of the above It is important to keep this in mind as any or all of these could determine the final grade for the course 4 All assignments and examinations must be completed and submitted by the assigned deadlines If not a failing grade will result 5 Keep a copy of all your work You ve heard all the excuses The dog ate it The house burned down and would you believe the only thing destroyed was my paper U S History 103 Page 2 C EXAMINATIONS Three 3 exams including the final will be given based on the text class lectures and class discussions with emphasis on the latter two sources of information These will be predominantly objective exams but essay questions may also be given D GRADING Each exam will be worth 100 points A student can therefore earn a total of 300 points for the course The final grade is determined by totaling the maximum number of points earned on each exam and dividing by the total of exams 3 Example Exam 1 85 Exam 2 80 Exam 3 87 Total 252 252 divided by 3 84 final grade Assignments for extra credit may be arranged with the instructor E OTHER It is this instructor s policy to maintain a comfortable and open classroom environment in which all students may feel free to ask questions make comments or otherwise appropriately express themselves It is hoped that students will avail themselves of this opportunity and take class attendance seriously If at any time you have difficulty understanding the information being presented please feel free to ask questions Also please free to discuss with the instructor during break time or after class any concerns you may have with either the subject or with the presentation Please remember courtesy to others in the classroom and that each person s behavior can influence the learning of others Please also remember academic integrity It s your money and time and what you learn depends on your making this a good learning experience by attending class and doing your own work I hope that you find this an enjoyable learning experience and that you have much success in this class as well as with your other studies GOOD LUCK Course content may vary from this outline to meet the needs of this particular group of students COURSE OUTLINE AND READINGS Dan Foxx HIS 103 6250 7 10 9 55 p m Date Lecture Topic Chapters Jan 26 Introduction European Background to Colonization 1 2 Feb 2 Colonization Colonial Life Religion and Thought 2 3 9 Colonial Wars Prelude to Independence 2 3 16 PRESIDENT S DAY NO CLASS 23 Mar 1 Revolutionary War Problems of Independence A New Constitution Republican Government 4 4 5 FIRST EXAM 8 15 The Age of Jefferson John Marshall SPRING BREAK NO CLASS 22 War of 1812 New Nationalism 29 The Era of Good Feelings Apr 5 6 7 The Jacksonian Age and Democracy 6 6 7 8 9 7 8 9 10 SECOND EXAM 12 Manifest Destiny Reform and Thought High Point of Expansion 19 The Nation Divided A Decade of Division 13 14 15 26 Civil War 13 14 15 May 3 10 Civil War and Reconstruction FINAL EXAM 9 10 11 12 16 17 18


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