Fall 2020 Course Syllabus
Course: HIST-1301- Section: 78M
United States History I
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|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|
• 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
• 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|
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
|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|
Three Tests (no cumulative final exam) - 45%
Four Discussion Assignments – 32%
Book Review – 10%
Syllabus Quiz – 1%
Assessment Paper – 12%
|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.|
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|HB 2504||This syllabus is part of LSC-PA's efforts to comply with Texas House Bill 2504.|