House Bill 2504

Spring 2011 Course Syllabus

HIST-1301-50 (American History- History of the United States, 1763 to 1877)

Faculty Information
SemesterSpring 2011
InstructorWilbur, Christina Annette
Phone(409) 984-6341
Liberal Arts
Chair:Barbara Huval
Telephone:(409) 984-6330
Hours:By appointment
Building:Performing Arts & Theatre (PATB)
Room #:N/A
Course Information
Course ID #10055
Course Subject-Number-SectionHIST-1301-50
Course TitleAmerican History- History of the United States, 1763 to 1877
Course Description Survey of United States history through reconstruction.
Course Prerequisites None
Required Textbooks America: A Narrative History. Volume 1. (Brief), 8th ed. Norton.

Revolutionary Mothers: Women in the Struggle for America's Independence. (New York: Vantage, 2006)

Learning Objectives Students will be able to:

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

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

Discuss 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 1840-1848.

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

Major Assignments Three (3) major exams.

Three (3) quizzes.

Book report over Revolutionary Mothers: Women in the Struggle for America's Independance.

Class participation required.

Discussion Topics Colonial America

American Revolution

Federalist Era

Nationalism and Sectionalism

Jacksonian Era

American Renaissance

The Old South

The War of Union


Attendance Policy Research has shown a cause and effect relationship between attendance and college success. Attendance is taken for each class. Regular attendance will benefit students and those with borderline grades.
Determination of Final Grade Three (3) Exams - 70%

Three (3) Quizzes - 15 %

One (1) Book Report - 15%

Final Exam Date May 11, 2011 - 6:30 PM
Campus Policies
Lamar State College - Port Arthur

Mission Statement

Lamar State College-Port Arthur is an open-access, comprehensive public two-year college offering quality instruction leading to associate degrees and a variety of certificates. The college, a member of The Texas State University System, has provided affordable, quality educational opportunities to residents of the Southeast Texas area since 1909.Lamar State College-Port Arthur embraces the premise that education is an ongoing process that enhances career potential, broadens intellectual horizons, and enriches life. The faculty, staff, and administration share a commitment to a mission characterized by student learning, diversity, and community service. The foundations for student success include compensatory education programs designed to fulfill our commitment to accommodate students with diverse goals and backgrounds, technical education programs that provide for the acquisition of the skills and demeanor necessary for initial and continued employment, and a core curriculum that develops the values and concepts that allow the student to make a meaningful contribution in the workplace or community. Student achievement is measured by the completion of courses and programs of study, successful performance following transfer to a baccalaureate program, and the attainment of individual goals.

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;

* Provided and opportunity to equip themselves for a fulfilling life and responsible citizenship in a world characterized by change.

 College Grading Scale

Below 59F

(Some specialized programs may have different grading scales)


 Academic Dishonesty

Academic dishonesty in any form will not be tolerated.  Please consult the student handbook for consequences of academic dishonesty.  These policies will be strictly enforced.


 Facility  Policies

        No food, drinks, or tobacco products are allowed in the classroom.

        Only students enrolled in the course are allowed in the classroom.

        Cell phones and/or pagers are allowed ONLY on vibrate mode. Leaving the classroom to answer a page or phone call may constitute an absence or a tardy.


 Special Considerations

         The American with Disabilities Act (ADA) is a federal anti-discrimination statute 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 231, in the Madison Monroe Building. The phone number is (409) 984-6241.

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