UT Arlington HIST 1311 - Hist 1311syllabus FALL 2014 (21 pages)

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Hist 1311syllabus FALL 2014

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University of Texas at Arlington
Course:
Hist 1311 - HISTORY OF THE UNITED STATES TO 1865

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FALL 2014 HISTORY OF THE UNITED STATES TO 1865 HISTORY 1311 008 TUESDAY THURSDAY 8 00 9 20 UNIVERSITY HALL ROOM 110 AND HISTORY 1311 009 TUESDAY THURSDAY 9 30 10 50 UNIVERSITY HALL ROOM 116 AND HISTORY 1311 010 TUESDAY THURSDAY 11 00 12 20 UNIVERSITY HALL ROOM 116 INSTRUCTOR DR KATHRYN PINKNEY OFFICE 350 UNIVERSITY HALL OFFICE HOURS T R 7 20 7 50 12 30 1 00 AND BY APPOINTMENT EMAIL pinkney uta edu COURSE DESCRIPTION This course is an introduction to the political social economic and cultural history of the United States prior to 1865 It is designed to help students understand and analyze the historical experience of the nation and its people and to help develop reading and writing abilities as well as critical thinking skills LEARNING OUTCOME STATEMENT Students will be able to discuss and analyze major themes in the founding and development of the American nation to 1865 They will be able to identify and explain the contributions and motivations of significant individuals and groups and the main events that shaped the American historical landscape During the course of the semester students will apply critical thinking skills as they hone their ability to synthesize essential information into organized coherent and wellreasoned essays that address important issues in American history REQUIRED READINGS Jennifer Keene Saul Cornell and Edward O Donnell Visions of America A History of the United States Vol 1 Frederick Douglass Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass ATTENDANCE AND DROP POLICIES While the textbook offers a solid foundation for understanding the topics to be discussed during the semester CLASSROOM LECTURE MATERIAL IS ESSENTIAL for excellent performance on examinations To that end attendance and good note taking skills are important elements for success in this class I will spot check attendance at various intervals over the course of the semester Attendance or lack thereof will not count against you except of course as it relates to your performance on



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