House Bill 2504

Fall 2011 Course Syllabus

HIST-1301-73 - American History - History of the United States, 1763 to 1877

Faculty Information
SemesterFall 2011
InstructorWilbur, Christina Annette
Phone(409) 984-6341
E-mailwilburca@lamarpa.edu
Department
Liberal Arts
Chair:Barbara Huval
Phone:(409) 984-6330
E-mail:huvalbj@lamarpa.edu
Office
Hours:M 5:30-6:30
Building:Ruby Fuller Education (RF)
Room:105
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Course Information
Course Number90063
Course Description Survey of United States history through reconstruction.
Course Prerequisites Prerequisite: Basic skills competency in reading and writing required.
Required Textbooks Roark, James L., The American Promise: A Compact History, Vol. 1. 4th ed. Bedford/St. Martin’s. ISBN: 9780312534073

Ellis, Joseph J., American Sphinx: The Character of Thomas Jefferson. Any edition. Random House. ISBN: 9780679764410

Attendance Policy Research has shown a cause and effect relationship between attendance and college success. A student with three absences may be dropped from class.

Attendance is expected and required. Attendance will be taken during each class meeting and excessive absences will affect your final grade. Arrive on time as late arrivals disrupt class. If you arrive after attendance has been taken, you will be counted absent for the class period.
Course Grading Scale  90 - 100 = A     80 - 89 = B     70 - 79 = C     60 - 69 = D     Below 59 = F
Determination of Final Grade Examinations - 60%

Critical Book Review - 15%

Book Test - 10%

Class Assignments - 15%

                                                                

Final Exam Date December 5, 2011 - 12:00 AM
Major Assignments I: Introduction/ Europeans Encounter the New World, 1492-1600

II: The Southern Colonies in the 17th Century, 1601-1700

III: The Northern Colonies in the 17th Century, 1601-1700

IV: Colonial America in the 18th Century, 1701-1770

V: The British Empire and the Colonial Crisis, 1754-1775

Exam I

VI: The War for America, 1775-1783

VII: Building a Republic, 1775-1789

VIII: The New Nation Takes Form, 1789-1800

Class Assignment I: Thomas Jefferson’s Private and Public

Indian Policy

IX: Republicans in Power, 1800-1824

Critical Book Review Due: American Sphinx

Book Test

X: The Expanding Republic, 1815-1840

Exam II

XI: The New West and Free North, 1840-1860

XII: The Slave South, 1820-1860

XIII: The House Divided, 1846-1861

Class Assignment II: William Lloyd Garrison and Abolition

XIV: The Crucible of War 1846-1861

XV: Reconstruction, 1863-1877

XVI: TBA

Calendar of Lecture Topics and Major Assignment Due Dates 08/22-08/26 Chapter 2: Introduction/ Europeans Encounter the New World, 1492-1600

08/29/09/02 Chapter 3: The Southern Colonies in the 17th Century, 1601-1700

09/05-09/09 Chapter 4: The Northern Colonies in the 17th Century, 1601-1700

09/12-09/16 Chapter 5: Colonial America in the 18th Century, 1701-1770

09/19-09/23 Chapter 6: The British Empire and the Colonial Crisis, 1754-1775

Exam I (09/19 - 09/23 by 11:59 p.m.)

09/29-09/30 Chapter 7: The War for America, 1775-1783

10/03-10/07 Chapter 8: Building a Republic, 1775-1789

10/10-10/14 Chapter 9: The New Nation Takes Form, 1789-1800

Class Assignment I: Thomas Jefferson’s Private and Public Indian Policy

10/17-10/21 Chapter 10: Republicans in Power, 1800-1824

Critical Book Review Due: American Sphinx (Sunday 10/23 by 11:59 pm)

10/24-10/28 Chapter 11: The Expanding Republic, 1815-1840

Exam II (10/24 – 10/28 by 11:59 p.m.)

10/31-11/04 Chapter 12: The New West and Free North, 1840-1860

11/07-11/11 Chapter 13: The Slave South, 1820-1860

11/14-11/18 Chapter 14: The House Divided, 1846-1861

Class Assignment II: William Lloyd Garrison and Abolition

11//21-11/25 Chapter 15: The Crucible of War 1846-1861

11/28-12/02 Chapter 16: Reconstruction, 1863-1877

12/05-12/06 TBA

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 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











Course Student Learning Outcomes Students will be able to:

• Identify the motivations for European colonization of North America and identify differences between the British and Spanish experiences of colonization.

• Compare and contrast the social, economic and political development of the British colonies in the area that became the United States.

• Describe the social and political implications of religion in America until 1877.

• Analyze the causes, consequences and meaning of the American Revolution.

• Identify the significant military and diplomatic operations of the Revolutionary War.

• Describe the development of the American economic, political and diplomatic systems during the Federalist Era.

• Discuss the factors shaping America during the early national period.

• Analyze the meaning of Jacksonian democracy and social reform in America during the 1830s and 1840s.

• Identify the concept of Manifest Destiny and describe the expansion of the United States from 1800 – 1848.

• Describe and explain the origins of racism and slavery in America and analyze the long-term effects of slavery on American society.

• Analyze the causes, consequences and meaning of the Civil War.

• Discuss the social, political, economic, diplomatic and military aspects of the Civil War.

• Identify and evaluate the meaning of Reconstruction.



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.

      • 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.

      • Laptop computers may not be used in the classroom. No texting or e-mailing in class.

      • Make-Up Examinations: All make-up examinations will be essay. Students will take make-up exams in the LSC-PA testing center and have one week from the original test date to complete the examination. I will leave make-up exams with the students name and exam number in the LSC-PA testing center until the beginning of the next class period. It is up to the student to make arrangements for the make-up exam. If you fail to do so, it is very likely you will fail the course.

      • Late work: Late work is not accepted. The same policy applies to your critical paper. All assignments / papers must be turned in at the beginning of the class period. E-mailed papers are not accepted.

      • Extra Credit: There is no extra credit.

      • Class Participation: Class participation is expected. Participating in class discussions and activities will benefit those with borderline grades.



Additional Information Please note that the class schedule follows the outline of the book therefore you have no excuse for not being prepared for class. Test material will also cover lecture material that is not covered in the book - so please take notes during class. A failure to do so will be detrimental to your grade. Additionally, failure to read the assigned chapter readings will almost guarantee a failing grade. The textbook is required for a reason.

I will not discuss your grades over the phone or by email. If you want to discuss your grades, you must come to my office, in person.



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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