Fall 2023 Course Syllabus
Course: HIST-1301 (Section: 1C, CRN: 92979)
United States History I
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Instructor Information
Instructor Christina Wilbur
Email wilburca@lamarpa.edu
Phone (409) 984-6349
Office Student Center - Room: 414
Office Hours By appointment.
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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.

Brinkley, Alan. American History: Connecting with the Past, Vol. 1. 
Additional Materials/Resources No additional resources needed. 
TSAI Complete
Learning Outcomes Learning Outcomes - Students will be able to:
●       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 Core Objectives:
●       Critical Thinking Skills: Uses creative thinking, innovation, inquiry and analysis, evaluation, and synthesis of information.
●       Communication Skills: Demonstrates effective development, interpretation, and expression of ideas through written, oral, and/or visual communication.
●       Social Responsibility Skills: Expresses intercultural competence, knowledge of civic responsibility, and the ability to engage effectively in regional, national, and global communities.
●       Personal Responsibility Skills: Integrates choices, actions, and consequences in ethical decision-making.
Lecture Topics Outline Transplantation and Borderlands
Society and Culture in Provincial America
The Empire in Transition
The American Revolution
The Constitution and the New Republic
The Jeffersonian Era
Varieties of American Nationalism
Jacksonian America 
America’s Economic Revolution
Cotton, Slavery, and the Old South
Antebellum Culture and Reform
The Impending Crisis
The Civil War
Reconstruction and the New South
Major Assignments Schedule Class Assignment and Reading Schedule

Week 1
Read: Chapter 2:
Transplantation and Borderlands
Read: Why Study History
Complete Journal entry
Week 2
Read: Chapter 3:
Society and Culture in Provincial America
Complete Early Colonial Relationships assignment
Week 3
Read: Chapter 4:
The Empire in Transition
Read: After the French and Indian War
Read: The British Perspective
Complete Journal entry
Week 4
Read: Chapter 5:
The American Revolution
The following two articles are included as I thought you might find them of interest:
The Magnificent Fraud & The Loyalist
Complete American Revolution assignment
Week 5
Read: Chapter 6:
The Constitution and the New Republic
Complete Journal entry
Complete Washington’s Farwell Address assignment
Week 6
Read: Chapter 7:
The Jeffersonian Era
Week 7
Read: Chapter 8:
Varieties of American Nationalism
Complete Journal entry
Complete Exam 1
Week 8
Read: Chapter 9:
Jacksonian America
Read: The Cherokee vs. Andrew Jackson
Read: A Soldier Recalls the Trail of Tears
Complete Native Americans and Andrew Jackson assignment
Week 9
Read: Chapter 10:
America’s Economic Revolution
Complete Journal entry
Week 10
Read: Chapter 11:
Cotton, Slavery, and the Old South
Week 11
Read: Chapter 12:
Antebellum Culture and Reform
Complete Journal entry
Week 12
Read: Chapter 13:
The Impending Crisis
Read: Slavery and the Coming of the Civil War as Seen in the Beaumont Banner
Read: The Dred Scot Case
Read: Decades of Division
Complete Impending Crisis assignment
Week 13
Read: Chapter 14:
The Civil War
Complete Journal entry
Week 14
Read: Chapter 15:
Reconstruction and the New South
Read: Why Reconstruction Matters
Read: Civil Rights During Reconstruction
Complete Exam 2
Complete Why Reconstruction Matters assignment
Complete Extra Credit assignment if you choose to.

Final Exam Date December 4, 2023 - 8:00 AM   Through  December 4, 2023 - 5:00 PM
Grading Scale  90 - 100=A 80 - 89=B  70 - 79=C   60 - 69=D  Below 59 = F
Determination of
Final Grade
Exams: (30%)
  • Exam 1: 15%
  • Exam 2: 15%
Assignments: (70%)
  • Journal: 10%
  • Early Colonial Relationships: 10%
  • American Revolution: 10%
  • Washington’s Farewell Address: 10%
  • Native Americans and Andrew Jackson: 10%
  • The Impending Crisis: 10%
  • Why Reconstruction Matters: 10%
Course Policies
Instructor Policies Exams:
You will complete two (2) exams for this course. Exams will be essay.
Students should read the instructions included with each assignment. Any additional materials that are needed are noted on the assignment instructions.
Suggestions for the course: 
This class moves very quickly, and we have quite a lot of material to cover. There is little time to catch up if you get behind. Make it a priority to read daily and study. Refer to your syllabus so that you can stay up to date with readings and assignments. 
Academic Integrity:
Academic integrity is essential to learning and is taken very seriously at LSCPA. Students are to submit their own work – not the work of others. If you submit others’work as your own, not only are you jeopardizing your academic future. Additionally, all student submissions are checked for plagiarism and students will receive a 0 for the submission if academic dishonesty is discovered. The student may automatically receive an F in the class if the offense is flagrant. This is at the discretion of the instructor.
Lamar State College – Port Arthur Academic Dishonesty Policy:
Lamar State College - Port Arthur considers academic dishonesty, including collusion, cheating, and plagiarism as defined in the Student Handbook, to be a serious academic offense. Students guilty of such behavior will be subject to the following penalties:
First offense: Student will receive a failing grade on the exam or assignment with no possibility for a make­up. If the offense is flagrant, the student may receive an ‘F’ in the course. The student'sname and the documented offensewill be forwarded to the proper college officials.
Second offense: Student will receive an ‘F’ in the course with no possibility for make­up. The student'sname and the documented offense will be forwarded to the proper university officials. All accused students will be given a written notice of the offence, the penalty assessed, and the right of appeal to the department chair/advisory committee.

Attendance Policy
Additional Information
Institutional Policies
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Academic Honesty Academic honesty is expected from all students, and dishonesty in any form will not be tolerated. Please consult the LSCPA policies (Academic Dishonesty section in the Student Handbook) for consequences of academic dishonesty.
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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