Fall 2020 Course Syllabus
Course: HIST-1301- Section: 78M
United States History I
LSCPA Logo Image
Instructor Information
Instructor Ryan Romero
Phone(409) 984-6330
Location:Educational I - Room: 131
Hours:Tuesdays and Fridays 11:30 to 1:00
General Education and Developmental Studies
Chair:Dr. Michelle Davis
Phone:(409) 984-6341

If you have a grievance, complaint, or concern about this course that has not been resolved through discussion with the Instructor, please consult the Department Chair.
COVID 19 Information The Lamar State College Port Arthur (LSCPA) Student Code of Conduct COVID 19 Policy requires students who have been exposed to COVID 19 or diagnosed with COVID 19 to report their condition on the COVID 19 Notification Form (available via a link on the Student Code of Conduct COVID19 webpage). This information will be provided to the Dean of Student Services. In addition, this policy requires all students to wear face coverings in compliance with the criteria included in the policy. For more information please refer to the COVID 19 link on the LSCPA website.
Course Information
Description A survey of the social, political, economic, cultural, and intellectual history of the United States from the pre-Columbian era to the Civil War/Reconstruction period. United States History I includes the study of pre-Columbian, colonial, revolutionary, early national, slavery and sectionalism, and the Civil War/Reconstruction eras. Themes that may be addressed in United States History I include: American settlement and diversity, American culture, religion, civil and human rights, technological
Prerequisites None
Learning Outcomes     Relate the events that led to the exploration and colonization of early America
    Summarize reasons for colonial discontent and actions that led to revolution and independence
    Demonstrate an understanding of our documents of democracy
    Describe our foreign policy as it developed in the 19th century
    Analyze stages of economic development as the United States became an industrialized nation
    Realize the causes of sectionalism as they moved us toward civil war
    Discuss the major features of Reconstruction and their political impact
Core Objectives     Communication skills: Students will demonstrate effective written, oral and visual communication.
    Critical Thinking Skills: Students will engage in creative and/or innovative thinking, and/or inquiry, analysis, evaluation, synthesis of information, organizing concepts and constructing solutions.
    Social Responsibility: Students will demonstrate intercultural competency and civic knowledge by engaging effectively in local, regional, national and/or global communities.
    Personal Responsibility: Students will demonstrate the ability to connect choices, actions and consequences to ethical decision-making.
Program Student Learning Outcomes
Textbooks Textbook Purchasing Statement: A student attending Lamar State College Port Arthur is not under any obligation to purchase a textbook from the college-affiliated bookstore. The same textbook may also be available from an independent retailer, including an online retailer.

Joseph L. Locke, The American Yawp (2020-2021 Updated Edition). http://www.americanyawp.com/
Bejamin Franklin, The Autobiography of Bejamin Franklin, https://archive.org/details/autobiobenfran00miffrich/mode/2up
Harriet Jacobs, Incidents in the Life of a Slave Girl, https://archive.org/details/incidentsinlifeo1861jaco
Lecture Topics
Major Assignments
Final Exam Date December 3, 2020 - 8:00 AM
Grading Scale A 100-90 B 89-80 C 79-70 D 69-60 F 59-0
Determination of
Final Grade
Three Tests (no cumulative final exam) - 45%
Four Discussion Assignments 32%
Book Review 10%
Syllabus Quiz 1%
Assessment Paper 12%
Course Policies
Instructor Policies
Attendance Policy None, Course is online
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
  1. No food or tobacco products are allowed in the classroom.

  2. Only students enrolled in the course are allowed in the classroom, except by special instructor permission.

  3. Use of electronic devices is prohibited.
Important Information
ADA Considerations The Americans 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 the Office for Disability Services Coordinator, Room 231, in the Madison Monroe Building. The phone number is (409) 984-6241.
MyLSCPA Be sure to check your campus E-mail and Course Homepage using MyLSCPA campus web portal (My.LamarPA.edu). When you've logged in, click the email icon in the upper right-hand corner to check email, or click on the "My Courses" tab to get to your Course Homepage. Click the link to your course and review the information presented. It is important that you check your email and Course Homepage regularly. You can also access your grades, transcripts, and determine who your academic advisor is by using MyLSCPA.
HB 2504 This syllabus is part of LSC-PA's efforts to comply with Texas House Bill 2504.