House Bill 2504 Fall 2011 Course Syllabus HIST-1301-73 - American History - History of the United States, 1763 to 1877
Fall 2011 Course Syllabus
HIST-1301-73 - American History - History of the United States, 1763 to 1877
|Instructor||Wilbur, Christina Annette|
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|Course Description||Survey of United States history through reconstruction.|
|Course Prerequisites||Prerequisite: Basic skills competency in reading and writing required.|
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
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|
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
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
IX: Republicans in Power, 1800-1824
Critical Book Review Due: American Sphinx
X: The Expanding Republic, 1815-1840
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
|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
|General Education/Core Curriculum Student Learning Outcomes||
|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
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.
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