House Bill 2504

Fall 2011 Course Syllabus

HIST-1301-85 - American History - History of the United States, 1763 to 1877

Faculty Information
SemesterFall 2011
InstructorCopple, Monteel Strickland
Phone(409) 853-1894
E-mailcopplem@lamarpa.edu
Department
Liberal Arts
Chair:Barbara Huval
Phone:(409) 984-6330
E-mail:huvalbj@lamarpa.edu
Office
Hours:MWF: 7:30-7:55; 9:00-9:55; 12:00-12:45; TR: 8:00-9:15; 12:15-1:00
Building:Student Center (SC)
Room:215
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Course Information
Course Number90509
Course Description Survey of United States history through reconstruction.
Course Prerequisites None
Required Textbooks AMERICAN HISTORY: A Survey, Volume I, 13th Edition. Alan Brinkley, author. McGraw-Hill Publishing Company, 20
Attendance Policy Students are expected to attend class. Role is checked daily and a grade commensurate with an exam is given.
Course Grading Scale  90 - 100 = A     80 - 89 = B     70 - 79 = C     60 - 69 = D     Below 59 = F
Determination of Final Grade Students will have three major exams, four quiz grades equal to a major exam, and an attendance grade. These combine for 500 total points.
Final Exam Date December 7, 2011 - 6:00 PM
Major Assignments Week 1: Course introduction and syllabus review. 40,000 years of history in 40 minutes will be discussed and mercantilism will be defined

Week 2: Chapter 4 outline, lecture, notes presented concerning the French and Indian War and the American colonies until revolution. First article. "Sunrise at Philadelphia" passed and introduced.

Week 3: Chapter 5 notes, outline and war chart passed. Discussion of the revolution and after independence discussed. Pass review sheet for first exam.

Week 4: Continue discussion of first article and prep for quiz. Begin Chapter 6.

Week 5: Take quiz over "Sunrise" article. Work with the documents of freedom as per chapter 6. Prepare for major exam after chapter 7.

Week 6. Finish all notes from previous chapters and introduce chapter 7, Jeffersonian democracy. Get notes and finish review sheet and prepare for first major exam. Begin CDs of presidents.

Week 7. Return exam, check scores. Use teacher made notes for chapter 8. Pass second article for testing, "The Trail of Tears." Introduce chapter 9 with notes and lecture over Jackson. Pass second review sheet

Week 8. Continue with Jackson. Discuss article. Talk about terms and events to be covered on second exam

Week 9. Introduce chapter 10 and use fill in notes to cover information

Week 10. Review for and take second exam. Return and reteach

Week 11. View the "Slave Diaries," and introduce chapter 11. Continue CDs of the biographies of the presidents.

Week 12. Finish chapter 11. Pass third article, "Cholera." Introduce and set quiz date. Do "jot notes" for chapter 12.

Week 13. Finish lecture and notes on slavery and chapter 12. Pass final exam review sheet. Do as much as possible to set up reading test for week 14 a it is shortened by Thanksgiving.

Week 14: Take reading quiz, continue CDs on presidents and pass Chapter 13 notes for highlighting. Chapter 13 is a lengthy chapter.

Week 15: Finish discussion of chapter 13. Assign fourth activity, map work and learning of Confederate states. Get notes and introduce Ken Burns' series on the Civil War. Items from this video will be on the final so attendance is encouraged.

Week 16: Conclude course and prepare for the final exam

Week 8. Pass second article, "The Trail
Calendar of Lecture Topics and Major Assignment Due Dates Week 1: Historical review of formation of colonies

Week 2: Chapter 4 assigned. "Sunrise at Philadelphia" assigned for 25 point quiz.

Week 3: Cover chapter 5, the Revolution and independence.

Week 4: Talk about possibilities for questions from article and begin chapter 6. Learn the documents of our democracy

Week 5: The quiz will be given this week on Wednesday. Close attention will be given to the Declaration, Constitution, and Bill of Rights. We may try something special in conjunction with Drama classes

Week 6. Talk about Jefferson and depicted in the video. Contrast him with Washington and Adams.

Week 7: Take first major exam. Score, return, and reteach.

Week 8: Pass second article, "The Trail of Tears." Work on Chapter 8

On Friday begin the "Age of Jackson" and tie him to the article with Chapter 9

Week 9: Assign second major exam for week 10. Distribute chapter 10 fill in notes for completion

Week 10: Review for and take second major exam. Score,return and reteach. Take second quiz

Week 11: This week's topic is the issue of slavery

Week 12: Third article, "Cholera," introduced. Review for final exam also passed.

Week 13. Explain the concept of "jot notes" for chapter 12. Pass chapter 13 for highlighting

Week 14: this is a holiday week. Take quiz on third article.

Week 15. Assign map as fourth activity for 25 point grade. View first CD of Ken Burn's series, "The Civil War." Examine tenants of reconstruction for chapter 15.

Week 16. Turn in map work and prepare for final exam



General Education/Core Curriculum Student Learning Outcomes
Reading:Demonstrates the ability to analyze and interpret a variety of printed materials.

Writing:Produces clear, correct, and coherent prose adapted to purpose, occasion, and audience.

Speaking:Communicates orally in clear, coherent, and persuasive language appropriate to purpose, occasion, and audience.

Listening:Demonstrates the ability to analyze and interpret various forms of spoken language.

Critical Thinking 1:Applies qualitative and/or quantitative skills analytically and creatively to subject matter.

Critical Thinking 2:Demonstrates the ability to evaluate arguments and construct alternative strategies.

Computer Literacy 1:Uses computer-based technology to communicate, solve problems, and acquire information.

Computer Literacy 2:Demonstrates an understanding of the limits, problems, and possibilities associated with the use of technology.

Intercultural Competence 1:Demonstrates awareness of similarities and differences between cultural groups.

Intercultural Competence 2:Demonstrates the ability to recognize global interconnectedness.

Intercultural Competence 3:Demonstrates a general knowledge of cultural evolution.

Program Student Learning Outcomes Associate of Arts

1. Communicates with appropriate modes of expression to individuals or groups.

        A. Demonstrates thesis clarity

        B. Organizes information

        C. Uses support

        D. Presents ideas in appropriate mode of expression



2. Demonstrates awareness of cultural differences and similarities.

        A. Identifies cultural characteristics (beliefs, values,

perspectives, or practices)

        B. Interprets works of human expression within cultural context

        C. Shows awareness of one’s own culture in relation to others



3. Uses critical thinking skills

        A. Identifies problem, argument, or issue (to determine extent

of information needed)

        B. Differentiates the facts from opinions as relates to

situation

        C. Constructs possible solutions or prediction or consequences

        D. Uses logical, sound reasoning to justify conclusion



4. Demonstrates technology literacy

        A. Locates needed information using the appropriate

technological tool or device

        B. Displays organizational skills with the use of technology

        C. Presents information using the appropriate technological

tool or device



5. Transfers to a baccalaureate program

        A. Exhibits student contact hours completed at LSC-PA

        B. Number of AA majors who graduate

        C. Number of AA graduates who request transcripts sent to

other universities



6. Applies mathematical and scientific principles

        A. Identifies mathematical or scientific principles needed to

complete task

        B. Uses mathematical or scientific principles needed to

complete task

        C. Applies problem-solving skills in mathematical or

scientific principles needed to complete task

Course Student Learning Outcomes Relate the events that led to the exploration and colonization of early America

Summarize reasons for colonial discontent and actions that led to revolution and independence

Demonstrate and understanding of our documents of democracy

Describe our foreign policy as it developed in the 19th century

Analyze stages of economic development as the United States became an industrialized nation

Realize the causes of sectionalism as they moved us toward civil war

Discuss the major features of Reconstruction and their political impact

Academic Honesty Academic honesty is expected from all students, and dishonesty in any form will not be tolerated. Please consult the LSC-PA policies (Section IX, subsection A, in the Faculty Handbook) for consequences of academic dishonesty.
Facility Policies
  • No food or tobacco products are allowed in the classroom.

  • Only students enrolled in the course are allowed in the classroom, except by special instructor permission.

  • Electronic devices (including but not restricted to cell phones, MP3 players, and laptop computers) shall not be used during examinations unless specifically allowed by the instructor.

  • Use of electronic devices during normal class hours distracts other students, disrupts the class, and wastes valuable time. Instructors have an obligation to reduce such disruptions.

  • Turn your cellphones to vibrate when you enter the classroom.

    • No food or tobacco products are allowed in the classroom.

    • Only students enrolled in the course are allowed in the classroom, except by special instructor permission.

    • Electronic devices (including but not restricted to cell phones, MP3 players, and laptop computers) shall not be used during examinations unless specifically allowed by the instructor.

    • Use of electronic devices during normal class hours distracts other students, disrupts the class, and wastes valuable time. Instructors have an obligation to reduce such disruptions.

    • Turn your cellphones to vibrate when you enter the classroom.
Additional Information Office hours are posted on the front page. I will also make an appointment if those times are not convenient for you
Important Information
ADA Considerations The Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) is a federal anti-discrimination statue that provides comprehensive civil rights for persons with disabilities. Among other things, this legislation requires that all students with disabilities be guaranteed a learning environment that provides for reasonable accommodation of their disabilities. If you believe you have a disability requiring an accommodation, please contact the Special Populations Coordinator, Room 210D, in the Madison Monroe Building. The phone number is (409) 984-6251.
Copyright Violations Some material in this course may be copyrighted. They may be used only for instructional purposes this semester, by students enrolled in this course. These materials are being used fairly and legally. No one may distribute or share these copyrighted materials in any medium or format with anyone outside this class, including publishing essays with copyrighted material, uploading copyrighted material to Facebook or YouTube, or painting or performing copyrighted material for public display.

Copyright violation is not the same thing as plagiarism. Plagiarism is intellectual dishonesty. Offenses of plagiarism result in lower grades or failing scores, and professors and the college strictly enforce plagiarism rules. There is never any acceptable use of plagiarism. Copyright violation is a legal offense, punishable by large fines and penalties.

Copyrighted material can be used if permission from the material’s creator is obtained, or if its use meets the standards of fair use in an educational setting. For example, a student can quote a line from Shakespeare’s Hamlet in a report without violating copyright but still be guilty of plagiarism if the quotation is not properly documented.

If you are in doubt about what material can be freely used, ask your professor or contact the Dean of Library Services, at (409) 984-6216.
Assessment Statement Assessment is a process by which LSCPA can help you learn better and gauge the level of progress you have made to attain knowledge, skills, beliefs, and values. It also helps your professors understand how to improve teaching and testing methods in your classes, and it helps each department understand and improve degree and certificate programs.

Periodically LSC-PA will collect assessment data for research and reporting purposes, including statistical data and sometimes copies of your work. Be assured that all material the college uses for assessment purposes will be kept confidential. To ensure anonymity, your name will be removed from any material we use for assessment purposes, including video-recorded performances, speeches, and projects.

If you object to allowing LSC-PA to use your material for assessment purposes, submit a letter stating so to your professor by the 12th class day. You will still be required to participate in whatever assessments are being done; we just won’t use your data.

What’s the difference between assessment and grades? The grades you get on papers, projects, speeches, and assignments are specific types of focused assessment. LSC-PA’s assessment efforts include class grades, surveys, standardized tests, and other tools.
Privacy Notice Federal privacy laws apply to college students. This means that college employees, including instructors, cannot divulge information to third parties, including parents and legal guardians of students. Even if the students are minors, information about their college work cannot be shared with anyone except in very limited circumstances.

Anyone requesting information about a student should be referred to the Registrar. Instructors will be notified in writing by that Office about what information may be released and to whom.

Please remember that releasing private information about a student, however innocuous it may seem, can be a violation of federal law, with very serious consequences.

Circumstances under which information may be released:

An adult student may submit, to the Registrar, a handwritten, signed note granting permission for release of information. The note must specify what information may be divulged, and it must specify the name of the person to whom the information may be given.

A parent or guardian may be given access to information about a student by providing a copy of a filed tax return that shows that the student was listed as a dependent of that parent or guardian. The tax return must be for last complete tax year. Again, this documentation must be submitted to the Registrar’s Office.

A parent or guardian may be given access to information about a student if the student logs on to My.LamarPA.edu and sends an email to the Registrar granting permission. The email must specify what information may be given and the name of the person to whom it may be given.

Co-enrollment students are protected by the same privacy laws as adult students.

The Registrar’s office is located in the Student Center room 303B, and can be reached at (409) 984-6165.

College-Level Perspectives This course helps add to the students’ overall collegiate experience in the following ways:

  • Establishing broad and multiple perspectives on the individual in relationship to the larger society and world in which s/he lives, and to understand the responsibilities of living in a culturally and ethnically diversified world.

  • Stimulating a capacity to discuss and reflect upon individual, political, economic, and social aspects of life in order to understand ways in which to be a responsible member of society.

  • Developing a capacity to use knowledge of how technology and science affect their lives.

  • Developing personal values for ethical behavior.

  • Developing the ability to make aesthetic judgments.

  • Using logical reasoning in problem solving.

  • Integrating knowledge and understand the interrelationships of the scholarly disciplines.

Degree Plan Evaluation A Degree Plan Evaluation will help you determine which classes you need to complete your program.

  1. Sign in to your my.lamarpa.edu account.

  2. Click on the “My Services” tab.

  3. Click on the “Student” tab.

  4. Click on Student Records.

  5. Click on Degree Evaluation.

  6. Select the term you are planning on registering for (i.e. Summer I, Summer II, Fall, or Spring)

  7. Verify that the Curriculum Information (your MAJOR) is correct

  8. Click on “Generate New Evaluation” at the bottom of the screen.

  9. Click the radio button next to Program

  10. Click on the Generate Request button.

All of the classes that you have taken that apply to your declared major will be listed on the right. If you have a class that still needs to be completed, a “NO” will be listed on the right next to the required class.

HB 2504 This syllabus is part of LSC-PA’s efforts to comply with Texas House Bill 2504.

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Lamar State College - Port Arthur, a member of The Texas State University System, is an open-access, comprehensive public two-year college offering quality and affordable instruction leading to associate degrees and a variety of certificates. The College embraces the premise that education is an ongoing process that enhances career potential, broadens intellectual horizons, and enriches life.

Core Values

  • Shared commitment by faculty, staff and administration to a mission characterized by student learning, diversity, and community involvement

  • General education/core curriculum that develops the values and concepts that allow the student to make a meaningful contribution in the workplace or community

  • Academic and technical programs designed to fulfill our commitment to accommodate students with diverse goals and backgrounds, using a variety of delivery methods, on and off campus

  • Technical education programs that provide for the acquisition of the knowledge, skills and behavior necessary for initial and continued employment

  • Student achievement characterized by attainment of individual goals and measured by successful accomplishments and completion of curriculum

  • Co-curricular opportunities that develop social, financial and civic acuity

Principles

Lamar State College - Port Arthur operates in the belief that all individuals should be:

  • treated with dignity and respect;

  • afforded equal opportunity to acquire a complete educational experience;

  • given an opportunity to discover and develop their special aptitudes and insights; and,

  • provided an opportunity to equip themselves for a fulfilling life and responsible citizenship in a world characterized by change.

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