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San Joaquin Delta College
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Hist 37 - California History
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Class Information Sheet Semester Fall 2004 Title of Course California History Department Number History 37 Instructor Dr Wesley Swanson Office Budd 213 Phone 954 5163 Office Hours MTWTHF 8 30 9 30 Prerequisites none Catalog Description This course is a survey of California history from the period of exploration and discovery to the present Emphasis is on Spanish and Mexican periods American infiltration and conquest the Gold Rush statehood and the formation of government economic growth and social development UC CSU Required Texts The Elusive Eden Rice Richard McGraw Hill 3rd ed and Two Years Before the Mast Dana Richard Objectives of the Course Through this the course the student will acquire a useful knowledge of the history of California primarily from the Spanish period to the present This will involve studying the major economic cultural social and political issues pertinent to the area of study While achieving these ends the student will acquire familiarity with some representative historical artifacts and documents and understand their importance in developing a historical interpretation Obligations of the Student The student must attend class punctually and regularly if any of the first three class meetings are missed the student will be dropped from the class Attendance could indirectly affect a student s grade since there will be some unannounced quizzes and there will be no make up quizzes Besides maintaining good attendance the student must budget adequate time to meet all obligations of the course These include weekly written homework reading assignments and the participation in classroom discussions A student s written work must be his or her own original non plagiarized work plagiarized material will result in no credit for the assignment and the class The Student has an obligation to respect the opinions of others be courteous allow the discussion of disparate views and interpretations be honest on exams and not engage in disruptive or inappropriate behavior while in class Method of Evaluation 10 quizzes 10 discussion participation 30 midterm 20 research paper and 30 final exam There will be absolutely no make up midterm or final exam The final will be comprehensive Students with disabilities or other special conditions which necessitate a special test setting must bring this to the attention of the instructor as soon as possible so these special needs can be met before a midterm or the final exam Exam Dates There may be a quiz following the completion of every other chapter the midterm will be the week of October 14 and the final will be as listed in the schedule of classes Writing Assignments Each student will write a 1500 word research paper based entirely on the text The Elusive Eden and selected primary sources The papers sources must be documented using footnotes as in the Chicago Style Copies of any primary sources used must be submitted in their entirety with the paper A writing guide such as A Short Guide to Writing About History by Richard Marius is recommended The thesis topic and thesis statement must be approved by the instructor and are due on September 16 The 1500 word paper is due November 11 The grades on late papers will be deducted 10 per calendar day 1 Course Outline California History 1 The Spanish in Eden a Californians and Their History Myths and Realities b The Natural Setting c The Native Peoples d Estanislao s Rebellion 1829 e Spanish California 2 Mexican to American a The Bear Flag Revolt b Mexican California 1821 1848 c Foreign Penetration of California d Dame Shirley e The New El Dorado 3 California in the Union a The Thirty First State b Confrontation at Mussel Slough c The Coming of the Railroad d California s Railway Era 4 California and the Nation a San Francisco s Blind Boss b The Beginning of Modern California c Progressive California 5 California Between the Wars a Super Sister b Prosperity and the Rise of Southern California c The Depression Decade 6 World War II and Postwar Expansion a A Question of Loyalty b World War II and the Beginning of a New Era c Amazing Growth 7 The 1960s and Beyond a Prologues to Violence b Dreams Deferred c Eras of Limits d The Delta and the Peripheral Canal e California Eden or Wasteland f California Confronts the new Millennium 2


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