House Bill 2504 Fall 2011 Course Syllabus HIST-2301-01 - History of Texas
Fall 2011 Course Syllabus
HIST-2301-01 - History of Texas
|Instructor||Copple, Monteel Strickland|
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|Course Description||Survey of Texas history from the beginning to the present time.|
|Required Textbooks||TEXAS: The Lone Star State. Richardson, Rupert and Adrian Anderson. Prentiss-Hall Publishing. 8th,9th, or 10th edition|
|Attendance Policy||Students are expected to attend class. A grade commensurate to a major 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||Three major exams, map sets, drawings, and projects compose your grade|
|Final Exam Date||December 8, 2011 - 11:00 AM|
Week 1: Pass syllabus. Discuss textbook title. Pass first set of assignments
Week 2: Discuss the regions of Texas, rivers,and other geographic features
Week 3: Introduce the various indigenous people of Texas
Week 4: Map the area explored by the conquistadores and other explorers. Pass review sheet for first major test.
Week 5: Chapter 4 preview, Texas Under Mexican Rule. Prep for test
Week 6: Take first major exam, score, return and reteach. Introduce events leading to the revolution. Get notes.
Week 7: Assign Governors List, second activity. Fight the revolution and achieve independence in chapter 7.
Week 8: Continue with Chapter 7, Life in the Republic.
Week 9: Make assignment 3 dealing with the pioneer cabin and a brief explanation of items in possession. Give lecture notes on Statehood.
Week 10: Introduce chapter 10 dealing with the Civil War in Texas. Assign set of flags including the Confederate Stars and Bars.
Week 11: Pass second test review sheet of events, terms, and people to prep for second major exam. Work on activities due.
Week 12: Give exam two, score, return, and reteach. Take Texas through the trials of Reconstruction in chapter 11.
Week 13: Lecture on events of the latter 19th century and early 20th century. Pass article on Spindletop gusher.
Week 14: Introduce Progressives and reform in Texas politics.
Week 15: Discuss main actors in 20th century Texas. Prep for final exam. turn in all work.
Week 16: Administer final exam.
|Calendar of Lecture Topics and Major Assignment Due Dates||
Week 1: Assign map set and set date for turn in,
get notes on regions of Texas
Week 2: Continue with information on Texas geography
Week 3: Develop a chart on the Indigenous people of Texas. Continue with the Spanish and French explorers. Prep for first major exam
Week 4; Develop events that occurred under Mexican rule and significant disagreements. Take first exam
Week 5: Prep for first major test. Finish notes
Week 6: Test, score, return and reteach. Introduce Prelude to Revolution
Week 7: Get notes and assign second activity, Governors of Texas Chart.Fight the revolution and win independence from Mexico. Read about Houston, Lamar and other battle heroes.
Week 8: Begin to study life in the republic. Get notes. Talk about next assignment, a pioneer cabin with description.
Week 9: Lecture notes on statehood.
Week 10: Discuss the events leading to secession and civil war. Pass prep sheet for second major exam
Week 11: Work on all activities due and take second major exam, score, return, and retest. Restore Texas to the Union in a very harsh and complicated reconstruction.
Week 12: Second major exam administered. Enter the 20th century with notes and lecture
Week 13: Note the epic events that occurred on the Texas coast in the early days. Review ideas of the progressives.
Week 14: Discuss Texas politics and dismiss for thanksgiving
Week 15: Cover the main ideas of 20th century Texas and get ready for final
Week 16: Administer the final exam
|General Education/Core Curriculum Student Learning Outcomes||
|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
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A. Identifies cultural characteristics (beliefs, values, perspectives, or practices)
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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||
Understand how Texas' unique geography influenced the lives of people who live there
Compare the cultures of Native Americans in Texas prior to European colonization
Identify countries whose colonies made a lasting impact on Texas
Explain the issues, events, and individuals that led to revolution and independence, problems with statehood, and eventual secession
Evaluate the success of progressive, reform, and civil rights issues after Reconstruction
Understand the impact of boom and bust cycles in Texas' leading industries and the changes that resulted in the economy
Analyze the political, economic, and social impact of world wars
Know the issues that contributed to the formation of a two party politic in the late 20th century
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