Online Standardized Syllabus
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Author: Gonick ISBN: 9780062730985 Copyright Year: 1991 Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
HIS 110 - US History II
HIS 110 (Formerly HI 102) - U.S. History II In HIS 110, the period from the Civil War to the present is examined in light of the important social, economic, political and cultural events of those years. This survey course highlights America's growing impact on world events and the contribution of various ethnic groups to American civilization. Also examined are the issues of industrial growth, the world wars, and American diplomacy and international relations (3 Credits).
1. To distinguish the contours of American history, from the era of The Civil War (1861 - 1865) to the modern era (1950 - present)
2. To review the major political, economic, social, and cultural developments which transformed the United States from an agrarian, rural nation to a world-class industrial power of the twentieth century. Included in this study will be some of the many individuals whose actions contributed to the shaping of those eras and thus became “historical.”
3. To analyze those major developments shaping modern American history; some of those eras to be studied include the trauma of The Civil War, the transforming fire of the Industrial Revolution and the rise of modern America, the emergence of the labor movement and its struggles, the settling of The West and subsequent destruction of the Native Americans inhabiting those regions, America’s Age of “Manifest Destiny and Mission,” the “Gilded Age and the ‘Roaring Twenties,” the appearance of “The New Deal,” World War II and the rise of the Cold War.
4. To critique the many individuals whose lives and contributions wove the rich, multifaceted tapestry known as American history. The study of these individuals and these eras will enable the student to understand the many dynamic and varied forces which have influenced the development of the United States.
5. To practice reading skills and subsequent comprehension skills; to demonstrate and strengthen critical thinking and analytical skills to enable the student to see the cognitive and causal relationships existing among many components of knowledge.
6. To practice the writing/communications skills demanded in both the academic and professional worlds, as well as those demanded by everyday living.
7. To use writing skills so to perform effectively the many tasks that will be assigned in the future, both inside and outside the academic world.
8. To cultivate the requisite literacy expected from you, regardless of the life path you choose to take.
Complete all assignments on time.Complete and respond to all discussion questions.Complete exams by the time and date they are due.Participate and respect all participants.
4 Assignments – 50 Points Each
4 Reading Summaries – 50 Points Each
1 Veteran’s Paper – 100 Points
5 Weeks of Discussion Answers / Responses – 20 Points Each
1 Final Summary – 100 Points
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Attendance is defined by participating in an academic activity within the online classroom, which includes making posts and replies in a course-related graded discussion forum or submitting a course-related written assignment. Activities (Syllabus quiz, Course Navigation Quiz, Academic Honesty Pledge, Autobiography) not related to the aforementioned activities will not count for attendance purposes.
Students that fail to participate in an academic activity as described above in the online classroom prior to the last day to drop/add, will automatically be dropped from the course.
Online Course Discussion Policy
In order to understand, remember, and benefit from what we learn in class, discussion and interaction are critical. Responses such as, “I like what you said.” “I agree.” Or “Good thinking.” are NOT acceptable. Also, you should NOT simply repeat what someone else has already said.
Good Discussions in Course Resources will help you, but you should also use this rubric to gain all possible points for your contributions and, more importantly, to get the most out of our class discussion!
Ask yourself the following questions to help guide you in having a great discussion:
Responses that do not move the conversation forward by providing information to which others can respond and build upon will negatively affect your weekly score.
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Students who violate the College's Academic Integrity Policy and fail a course in consequence may not exercise the withdrawal privilege in that particular course.
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The following are among the forms of dishonesty, in a classroom of any type, for which sanctions may be applied:
(Please see student handbook for more information)
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Course Objective Met
Related Assignment, Assessment, or Learning Activity
The Period Following the Civil War
The Turn of the Century and New War
World War II
The Cold War & Present Times
Final Exam Week
Final Summary Assignment Due Last Day