Spring 2021 Course Syllabus
Course: HIST-1302- Section: 73E
United States History II
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Instructor Information
Instructor Ryan Romero
Phone(409) 984-6330
Location:Educational I - Room: 131
Hours:Monday & Friday at 1:00 to 2:30pm
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 Civil War/Reconstruction era to the present. United States History II examines industrialization, immigration, world wars, the Great Depression, Cold War and post-Cold War eras. Themes that may be addressed in United States History II include: American culture, religion, civil and human rights, technological change, economic change, immigration and migration, urbanization and suburbaniza
Prerequisites None
Learning Outcomes Develop an understanding toward the history and impact of the Civil Rights Movement

Discuss the transition of America from a secondary power to a world power in 20th century

Understand American Imperialism and the effects that it had on the nation

Produce critical thinking skills that could be applied to US History

Demonstrate knowledge about the American culture that followed after World War One (i.e. Neutrality, Harlem Renanisas, etc.)

Demonstrate critical thinking skills through writing assignments and class activities through a historical perspective
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/

Edward Bellamy, Looking Backward, Looking Backward, 20001887 : Edward Bellamy : Free Download, Borrow, and Streaming : Internet Archive
Lecture Topics
Major Assignments

Week 1


AY: CH 15 Reconstruction

Week 2


AY: CH 16 Capital and Labor

Syllabus Quiz and Plagiarism Quiz due January 31st at 11:59pm.

Week 3


AY: CH 17 Conquering the West

Week 4


AY: CH 18 Life in Industrial America

Discussion 1 by 11:59 pm Sunday night

Week 5


AY: CH 19 American Empire

Week 6


AY: CH 20 The Progressive Era

Article: THE PROGRESSIVES: RACISM AND PUBLIC LAW - Read Pages 949 to 967

Exam 1 due due February 28th at 11:59PM

Week 7


AY: CH 21 World War I and Its Aftermath

Week 8


AY: CH 22 The New Era

Article: The Ku Klux Klan

Submit Discussion Assignment 2 by 11:59 pm Sunday night

Spring Break

Spring Break: March 15 -19

Week 9


AY: CH 23 The Great Depression

Article: The Nation Confronts the Great Depression

Book Review Due by 11:59pm Sunday Night

Week 10

3/ 29 4/4

AY: CH 24 World War II

Week 11


AY: CH 25 The Cold War
Submit Exam Two by 11:59pm Sunday Night

Week 12


AY: CH 26 The Affluent Society

Article: Local Protest and Federal Policy: The Impact of the Civil Rights Movement on the 1964 Civil Rights Act

Submit Discussion Assignment 3 by 11:59 pm Sunday night

Week 13

4/ 19 -25

AY:CH 27 The Sixities

Week 14

4/26 - 5/2

AY: CH 28 The Unraveling

Submit Discussion Assignment 4 by 11:59 pm Sunday night

Week 15


AY: CH 29 The Triumph of the Right

Week 16


Assessment Paper due on Blackboard by May 12th at 11:59 P.M. on BlackBoard

Final Exam: Submit by 11:59 pm on Tuesday, May 20th

Final Exam Date May 20, 2021 - 8:00 AM   Through  May 20, 2021 - 7:00 PM
Grading Scale  90 - 100=A    80 - 89=B    70 - 79=C     60 - 69=D    Below 59 = F
Determination of
Final Grade
Three Tests - 45%

Four Discussion Assignments 30%

Book Review 10%

Syllabus Quiz 1%

Plagiarism Quiz 1%

Assessment Paper 13%
Course Policies
Instructor Policies I will not discuss your grades over the phone or by email. If you want to discuss with me about your grades, you must contact me for an appointment.
Attendance Policy Within a online course, you are responsible to ensure that all assignments and tests are completed on time. Reminders will occasionally be sent about the due dates, but the responsibility falls on the student.
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.
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General Education and Developmental Studies
Chair:Dr. Michelle Davis
Phone:(409) 984-6341

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