House Bill 2504 Spring 2013 Course Syllabus HIST-1302-05 - American History - History of the United States, 1877 to Present
Spring 2013 Course Syllabus
HIST-1302-05 - American History - History of the United States, 1877 to Present
|Instructor||Copple, Monteel Strickland|
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|Course Description||Survey of United States history from the post-reconstruction period to the present.|
|Required Textbooks||AMERICAN HISTORY: A Survey, Volume II, 14 Edition. Alan Brinkley, author. McGraw-Hill Publishing Company|
|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||May 7, 2013 - 8:00 AM|
Week 1: Introduce syllabus. Settle attendance and review chapter 15 on reconstruction.
Week 2: Introduce chapter 16 on the west. Pass outline and get notes from lecture and discussion. Hand out first reading article on Teddy Roosevelt.
Week 3: View CDs on presidents. Pass fill in notes for chapter 17 on industrialization of America
Week 4: Discuss TR. Prepare for reading quiz. Do "jot note" for chapter 18. Pass review list of terms and events to prep for first major exam. Begin chapter 19 on Teddy R. and foreign policy and imperialism. Get notes from lecture.
Week 5: Take quiz over TR. Finish chapter 19. Review for exam
Week 6: Major exam 1 given, scored, returned and do reteaching of necessary items. Chapter 20 introduced and a lengthy explanation of the Progressives is given
Week 7: Pass pre and post WWI maps of Europe. Give assignment. Introduce the war with the first video of "The Century," by Peter Jennings. Review information and make necessary notes for chapter 21.
Week 8: Catch up on CDs of the presidents from the History Channel.
Pass second review sheet for second major exam. Work with chapter 22.
Week 9: Introduce Chapter 23/24, The Great Depression and the New Deal. Pass second reading on the war in Viet Nam. Use videos from The Century. Prep for major test.
Week 10: Administer major exam 2. Score, return and reteach. Work on article about Viet Nam.
Week 11: Catch up with all work and review. Begin chapter 25, Global rearmament and World War II. This also encompasses chapter 26. View CDs on presidents and videos on the concentration camps and Nazi Germany.
Week 12: Take quiz on Viet Nam. Continue with World War II, notes and terms. Thanksgiving holidays.
Week 13: Introduce the Cold War in chapter 27. Pass third article on Watergate. Perhaps, show movie "All the President's Men." Pass review sheet of terms and events for the final exam.
Week 14. Do "jot notes" on Chapter 28, An Affluent Society. Week 15: Review as many chapters as possible before the end of the week. Prepare for final. Finish "The Century" and CDs of presidents
Week 16: Close out course and review. Administer final exam
|Calendar of Lecture Topics and Major Assignment Due Dates||
Week 1: Introduction to course
Week 2: Chapter 16, "The West" and assign first reading on TR.
Week 3: Chapter 17, fill in notes on chapter 17.
Week 4: TR discussion and read chapter 18
Week 5: TR quiz. Major exam review. Finish notes and review
Week 6: Administer first major exam. Begin second set of notes with Chapter 20 and progressivism.
Week 7: Assign map work. Get notes on chapter 21, The Great War
Week 8: War video. Student should be present in class for information
Week 9: Give out second major exam review of terms and events. Discuss depression and New Deal. Pass article on Viet Nam
WeeK 10: Review ad give second major exam. Continue on with information on Chapters 25/26, World War II.
Week 11: Catch up lecture and videos
Week 12. Quiz on Viet Nam
Week 13: Chapter 27, The Cold War. Pass final article on Watergate
Week 14: Cover chapter 28. Week 15: Quiz over Watergate and pull course together to prepare for final exam
Week 16: Final Exam
|General Education/Core Curriculum Student Learning Outcomes||
|Program Student Learning Outcomes||
PSLO ALPHA: Reading skills - Demonstrates comprehension of content-area reading material.
Identifies all main ideas, supporting details, and vocabulary in reading material; demonstrates a full understanding of the reading.
PSLO 1: Critical Thinking Skills – Uses creative thinking, innovation, inquiry and analysis, evaluation and synthesis of information.
Creatively identifies problem, argument, or issue (to determine extent of information needed); differentiates the facts from opinions as relates to situation; constructs possible solutions or prediction or consequences; uses logical, sound reasoning to justify conclusion.
PSLO 2: Communication Skills – Demonstrates effective development, interpretation and expression of ideas through written, oral and/or visual communication.
Expresses a strong thesis; organizes information with effective transitions & sequencing of ideas; uses substantial, logical & specific development of ideas; details are relevant, original, credible and correctly documented when appropriate to show an effective development and interpretation of ideas; and presents ideas in appropriate mode of expression for the task.
PSLO 5: Social Responsibility Skills - Expresses intercultural competence, knowledge of civic responsibility, and the ability to engage effectively in regional, national, and global communities.
Identifies cultural characteristics (including beliefs, values, perspectives and/or practices); demonstrates knowledge of civic responsibility; provides evidence of experience in civic- engagement activities; and describes what she/ he has learned as it relates to a reinforced and clarified sense of civic identity in local, regional, national, or global communities; and shows awareness of one’s own culture in relation to others.
SLO 6: Personal Responsibility Skills – Integrates choices, actions and consequences in ethical decision-making.
Recognizes ethical issues when presented in a complex, multilayered (gray) context; recognizes cross- relationships among the issues; discusses in detail/ analyzes core beliefs; the discussion has greater depth and clarity showing the independent application of ethical perspectives/ concepts to an ethical question accurately; and is able to consider full implications of the application.
|Course Student Learning Outcomes||
1. Relate the effects of the closing of the frontier (PSLO 1,5, 6, Alpha) Measured by: embedded test questions, group discussion; pre-test/post-test
2. Identify how the United States emerged as an industrial power and its impact on business owners, farmers, workers, and immigrants. (PSLO 1,2, 5, Alpha) Measured by: embedded test questions or short essay, group discussion; pre-test/post-test
3. Analyze the development of US foreign policy through the age of imperialism and WWI.(PSLO 1,5, Alpha) Measured by: embedded test questions, group discussion; pre-test/post-test
4. Trace the causes of the Great Depression and the measures enacted to aid the economy. (PSLO 1,5, Alpha) Measured by: embedded test questions, group discussion; pre-test/post-test
5. Describe the role of the US in WWII and the Cold War. (PSLO 1,2,5,6, Alpha) Measured by: embedded test questions or short essay, group discussion; pre-test/post-test
6. Chronicle the stages of American cultural movements and politics after the world wars.(PSLO 1,5, Alpha) Measured by: embedded test questions, group discussion; pre-test/post-test
7. Understand how the US came to realize the limits of being a political, economic and military superpower. (PSLO 1,5, Alpha) Measured by: embedded test questions, group discussion; pre-test/post-test
8. Create an argument through the use of historical evidence.(PSLO 1, 2, 5, 6) Measured by embedded short essay test questions;or essay project
9. Analyze and interpret primary and secondary sources.(PSLO 1, 2) Measured by embedded test question, group discussions; or researched essay project
10. Analyze the effects of historical, social, political, economic, cultural, and global forces on this period of United States history. (PSLO 1, 5, 6) Measured by embedded test questions; researched essay project; group discussion
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