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Common Course Syllabus Department: Social Sciences Discipline: Texas History Course Number: HISTORY 2301 Course Title: Texas History Credit: 3 Lecture, 0 Lab Satisfies a core curriculum requirement? Yes, Social Science and ALL Undergraduate Degrees Prerequisites: TSI compliance in Reading Available Formats: Conventional, INET Campus: Levelland, Reese Textbook: Varies according to instructor. Course Specific Instructions: Each instructor will attach his/her course information sheet with specific instructions. Course Description: This course is a survey of the history of Texas from the time of its early inhabitants to the present. Primary emphasis is placed on ideas and social concepts that constitute the Texas heritage. Course Purpose: To acquaint students with the diversity of Texas history and to promote critical thinking in interrelating the past to the present. Fundamentally, the course promotes general understanding of a body of knowledge any literate person should possess about the history of his own country. Course Requirements: To maximize a student’s potential to complete this course, he/she should attend all class meetings, complete all homework assignments and examinations in a timely manner, and complete all other projects or papers as assigned in the instructor’s specific instructions. Course Evaluation: See the instructor's course information sheet for specific items used in evaluating student performance.Attendance Policy: Whenever absences become excessive and in the instructor's opinion, minimum course objectives cannot be met due to absences, the student will be withdrawn from the course. Each instructor will have additional information about attendance on his/her course information sheet. Student Learning Outcomes: Students who have completed this course will be expected to: . Demonstrate knowledge and understanding of major perspectives in Texas history. . Demonstrate knowledge and understanding of cause and effect of major events of the past. . Understand the nature of history as a fundamental subject in the study of humanity. . Evaluate the diversity of interpretations of the past and the quality of evidence for that interpretation. . Tolerate ambiguity in explanations of the past and realize that historical explanations will often be complex and tentative . Apply historical knowledge with caution to current events, seeing common threads of development of the past with the present. Through course assignments, papers, activities, and assessments, students will: . Demonstrate the ability to read and write clearly and concisely, . Value diversity and differences in people, . Explore relationships of ideas and see their similarities and differences, . Gain a basic understanding of the career fields related in the major, . Assimilate and synthesize information, . Integrate ideas across the curricula, and . Interrelate the past to the present.Course Syllabus South Plains College HIST 2301 – Survey of Texas History Internet Course – Summer I 2011 Instructor – Christy Dockrey Print and read carefully the entire syllabus below. After reading the syllabus, create a document in Microsoft Word and type the following statement: “I have read the entire syllabus and have accepted all of its requirements.” Then type your name after the statement, save it, and send it to me as an e-mail attachment (using the Mail feature in this Blackboard course). I will not grade any work until I receive this statement. If I have not received it prior to the 4th class day you will be locked out of the course and dropped with a grade of “N” (Never attended). Instructor Information: Name: Christy Dockrey Blackboard: https://Blackboard.southplainscollege.edu E-mail: [email protected] (use only for emergencies if you can’t use Blackboard) Office Location: Reese Campus, 316G Office Phone: (806) 716-4663 * leave a message with your full name, phone number, class information, and the reason for your call. I won’t be in the office much during the summer. Use Blackboard e-mail for contact. Mailing Address: Christy Dockrey SPC Reese Center, 316G 819 Gilbert Drive Lubbock, Texas 79416 Required Books: Campbell, Randolph B., Gone to Texas: A History of the Lone Star State, Oxford University Press 2003. ISBN: 9780195138436 White, Benton, The Forgotten Cattle King, Texas A & M University Press, 2000. ISBN: 9780890969984 Books are available for purchase through the South Plains College bookstore at either the Levelland campus or Reese Center. They can also be purchased from the SPC bookstore online at www.sp-levbookstore.com or www.sp-reesebookstore.com . Students can call the Levelland bookstore at (806) 894-9611, ext 2399 or the Reese bookstore at (806) 747-0576 ext. 4610 for more information. (* Notify me by e-mail if you are unable to acquire books from the SPC bookstore by the first day of class.) It is also permissible to get the books from any other source you may choose, but you do need them right away so that you can get started with the assignments. Course Description & Objectives: This course will survey the history of Texas from the time of its early inhabitants to the present. After completion of this course, the student will be able to: * Describe the elements and events that contributed to the settlement of Texas and the distribution of its population. * Identify personalities and ideas that have shaped Texas. * Discuss the evolution of the culture, economy, and government of Texas * Explain how the unique history of Texas fits into the larger pattern of the American experience.The course is divided into four units of study that include the following textbook chapters and topics: Unit I – Early Texas A. Texas geography and early peoples 1. Natural regions –C1 2. River systems – C1 3. Indian cultures – C1, 2, 3, 4 B. Texas: A Duel of Spanish, French, and American Interests 1. Spanish exploration of Texas – C2 2. Challenges to Spanish control in Texas – C3 3. Anglo inspired unrest in Spanish Texas – C4 C. Mexican Texas 1. Mexican independence from Spain – C 5 2. Texas as a Mexican province – C5 Unit II – Lone Star Rising A. The Texas Revolution – C5,6 B. The Republic of Texas – C7 Unit III – The State of Texas A. Texas: Lone Star State of the United States 1. Annexation of Texas to the


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