Fall 2023 Course Syllabus
Course: HIST-1301 (Section: 4B, CRN: 92718)
United States History I
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Instructor Information
Instructor Ryan Romero
Email romerord@lamarpa.edu
Phone (409) 984-6330
Office Educational I - Room: 131
Office Hours Room 212, 8th Period = 2:05-2:50pm
Additional Contact Information
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
Required 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.

American Yamp Vol.1 (Provided online)
Benjamin Franklin Autobiography (Provided Online)
Additional Materials/Resources Chromebooks (provided by school)
Learning Outcomes
Create an argument through the use of historical evidence.
Analyze and interpret primary and secondary sources.
Analyze the effects of historical, social, political, economic, cultural, and global forces on this period of United
States history.
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. 
Lecture Topics Outline
Major Assignments Schedule
Semester Schedule Projects and Tests
Week 1 (Aug 28-Sept 1)             Chapter 1
Week 2 (Sept 4-Sept 8)       Chapter 2
Week 3 (Sept 18-22)              Chapter 3
Week 4 (Sept 25 – 29)           Chapter 4
Week 5 (Oct 2-6)             Chapter 5
Week 6 (Oct 9 – Oct 13)      Chapter 6
Week 7 (Oct 16 – Oct 20)         Chapter 7                      Mid-Term Exam on Oct 15
Week 8 (Oct 23 – 27)            Chapter 8
Week 9 (Oct 30 – Nov3)            Chapter 9
Week 10 (Nov 6- 10)           Chapter 10
Week 11 (Nov 13 – 17)     Chapter 11
Week 12 (Nov 20 – 24)           Chapter 12
Week 13 (Nov 27 – Dec 1)          Chapter 13 Assessment Paper due November 27 by 11:59pm
Week 14 (Dec 4-8)            Chapter 14
Week 15 (Dec 11 - 15)      Chapter 15 Final Exams on December 12th
Final Exam Date December 12, 2023 - 8:00 AM   Through  December 12, 2023 - 12:30 PM
Grading Scale
A = 100-90             
B  = 89-80         
C = 79-70         
D = 69-60        
 F = 59-0 
Determination of
Final Grade
Tests/Quizes (Including weekly quizes, Midterm, and Final Exam) - 40% 
Daily Grades – 25% 
Projects – 15% (Bejamin Franklin Reading Paper / Journal Checks)
In-Class Work/Homework – 15%
Participation – 5%
Course Policies
Instructor Policies
Attendance Policy None
Additional Information None
Institutional Policies
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COVID 19 Information The Lamar State College Port Arthur (LSCPA) Student Code of Conduct COVID 19 Policy requires students who have been diagnosed with COVID 19 to report their condition directly to their local health department. Students should also contact their course faculty to report their quarantine status. In addition, this policy requires all students to wear face coverings when directly exposed to COVID 19 in compliance with the criteria included in the policy. For more information please refer to the COVID 19 link on the LSCPA website.
Facility Policies No food or tobacco products are allowed in the classroom. Only students enrolled in the course are allowed in the classroom, except by special instructor permission. Use of electronic devices is prohibited.
HB 2504 This syllabus is part of LSCPA's efforts to comply with Texas House Bill 2504.
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Grievance / Complaint / Concern 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.
Department Information
General Education and Developmental Studies
Chair:Steven Zani
Phone:(409) 984-6431