HIST-1302-01 - US Hist II
Lamar State College - Port Arthur
House Bill 2504
Summer II 2016 Course Syllabus
HIST-1302-01 - US Hist II
|Semester||Summer II 2016|
|Instructor||Wilbur, Christina Annette|
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|Course 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 suburbanization, the expansion of the federal government, and the study of U.S. foreign policy.|
Kennedy, D. The American Pageant, Volume II. (Cengage) Any edition.
Bryson, B. One Summer, America 1927. (Doubleday) Any edition.
Algeo, M. Harry Trumanâ€™s Excellent Adventure: The True Story of a Great American Road Trip.
(Chicago Review Press) Any edition.
Students are responsible for obtaining the required course material in a timely manner. You may purchase, rent, or borrow any of the material listed below from any source you choose: LSC-PA bookstore, online bookseller, public library, etc. Copies of the text and all readers are available in the reserve section of the Gates Memorial Library.
Students are encouraged to attend class daily. Attendance will be taken at the beginning of class and tardiness is not acceptable. You were aware of the class meeting time when you registered for the class and it is expected that you will arrive on time. Class begins at 8:00 am - not 8:05 am. If you are absent, please contact a classmate to get the necessary information. Do not email me and ask if you missed anything important. Yes, yes you did. I strongly suggest that you get the contact information of a classmate.
Additionally, failure attend will affect attendance requirements for financial aid, if applicable.
|Course Grading Scale||90 - 100=A 80 - 89=B 70 - 79=C 60 - 69=D Below 59 = F|
|Determination of Final Grade||
Three (3) Exams: (60%)
Two (2) Book Reviews: (40%)
Please keep up with your grades. Students should keep all copies of graded work until course grades have been submitted at the end of the semester. Your grade will be based solely on your performance on the above listed grades. Additionally, all grades will be posted in Blackboard in a timely manner.
Your current class average is always available to view in Blackboard under the Current Class Average tab. It is your responsibility to read comments and assessment notes and to make the suggested changes on future assignments / exams / papers.
Should you score below a 60 on your first exam, students are required to make an appointment with me so that we can discuss your exam, ways to improve your grade and study methods. This is not optional.
|Final Exam Date||August 11, 2016 - 8:00 AM Through August 11, 2016 - 10:00 AM|
Due Dates for Exams and Book Reviews:
Exam I: Wednesday, July 20th (8:00-9:00)
Exam II: Thursday, July 28th (8:00-9:00)
Final Exam: Thursday, August 11th (8:00-10:00)
Book Review I: One Summer: Monday, July 25th
Book Review II: Harry Truman: Thursday, August 4th
|Calendar of Lecture Topics and Major Assignment Due Dates||
Week I: Monday, July 11th - Thursday, July 14th
Welcome to class and Blackboard orientation
Chapter 22: The Ordeal of Reconstruction
Slavery by Another Name https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UcCxsLDma2o
(watch this by Exam I)
Recommended: Begin reading One Summer, America 1927
24: Industry Comes of Age
Chapter 25: America Moves to the City
Discuss Book Review Instructions
Thursday: Class begins at 9:00 am today only!
Chapter 26: The Great West and the Agricultural Revolution
Week 2 - Monday, July 18th - Thursday, July 21st
Chapter 26: The Great West and the Agricultural Revolution (continued)
Article: Women on the Western Frontier - discuss in class Monday
Chapter 27: Empire and Expansion
Chapter 28: Progressivism and Republican Roosevelt
Chapter 29: Wilsonian Progressivism at Home and Abroad
Exam I - 8:00-9:00
Chapter 30: The War To End War
Video: (In class) Shell Shock https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1GBWDQ5cF_U
Chapter 30: The War To End War (continued)
Week 3 - Monday, July 25th - Thursday, July 28th
Book Review I due: One Summer, 1927
Chapter 31: American Life in the Roaring Twenties
Suggested: Begin reading Harry Trumanâ€™s Excellent Adventure
Chapter 32: The Politics of Boom and Bust
Chapter 33: The Great Depression and the New Deal
Video: (In class) The Crash The Crash of 1929 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7EPTCm9RVRM
Exam II (8:00-9:00)
Chapter 34: Franklin D. Roosevelt and the Shadow of War
Article: Franklin D. Roosevelt and Polio - discuss in class Thursday
Week 4 - Monday, August 1st - Thursday, August 4th
Chapter 34: Franklin D. Roosevelt and the Shadow of War (continued)
Chapter 35: America in World War II
Chapter 35: America in World War II (continued)
Chapter 36: The Cold War Begins
Book Review II due : Harry Trumanâ€™s Excellent Adventure
Chapter 37: The Eisenhower Era
Week 5 - Monday, August 8th - Thursday, August 11th
Chapter 37: The Eisenhower Era (continued)
Chapter 38: The Stormy Sixties
Article: Letters from a Birmingham Jail - discuss in class Monday
Chapter 38: The Stormy Sixties (continued)
Video: (In class) The Childrenâ€™s March https://vimeo.com/83236126
Chapter 39: The Stalemated Seventies
Final Exam (8:00-10:00)
|General Education/Core Curriculum Student Learning Outcomes||
|Program Student Learning Outcomes||
PSLO ALPHA: Reading skills - Demonstrates comprehension of content-area reading material.
Identifies all main ideas, supporting details, and vocabulary in reading material; demonstrates a full understanding of the reading.
PSLO 1: Critical Thinking Skills ďż˝ Uses creative thinking, innovation, inquiry and analysis, evaluation and synthesis of information.
Creatively identifies problem, argument, or issue (to determine extent of information needed); differentiates the facts from opinions as relates to situation; constructs possible solutions or prediction or consequences; uses logical, sound reasoning to justify conclusion.
PSLO 2: Communication Skills ďż˝ Demonstrates effective development, interpretation and expression of ideas through written, oral and/or visual communication.
Expresses a strong thesis; organizes information with effective transitions & sequencing of ideas; uses substantial, logical & specific development of ideas; details are relevant, original, credible and correctly documented when appropriate to show an effective development and interpretation of ideas; and presents ideas in appropriate mode of expression for the task.
PSLO 5: Social Responsibility Skills - Expresses intercultural competence, knowledge of civic responsibility, and the ability to engage effectively in regional, national, and global communities.
Identifies cultural characteristics (including beliefs, values, perspectives and/or practices); demonstrates knowledge of civic responsibility; provides evidence of experience in civic- engagement activities; and describes what she/ he has learned as it relates to a reinforced and clarified sense of civic identity in local, regional, national, or global communities; and shows awareness of oneďż˝s own culture in relation to others.
PSLO 6: Personal Responsibility Skills ďż˝ Integrates choices, actions and consequences in ethical decision-making.
Recognizes ethical issues when presented in a complex, multilayered (gray) context; recognizes cross- relationships among the issues; discusses in detail/ analyzes core beliefs; the discussion has greater depth and clarity showing the independent application of ethical perspectives/ concepts to an ethical question accurately; and is able to consider full implications of the application.
|Course Student Learning Outcomes||
Student Outcomes: At the end of the course students will be expected to:
1. Relate the effects of the closing of the frontier (PSLO 1,5, 6, Alpha) Measured by: embedded test questions, group discussion; pre-test/post-test
2. Identify how the United States emerged as an industrial power and its impact on business owners, farmers, workers, and immigrants. (PSLO 1,2, 5, Alpha) Measured by: embedded test questions or short essay, group discussion; pre-test/post-test
3. Analyze the development of US foreign policy through the age of imperialism and WWI.(PSLO 1,5, Alpha) Measured by: embedded test questions, group discussion; pre-test/post-test
4. Trace the causes of the Great Depression and the measures enacted to aid the economy. (PSLO 1,5, Alpha) Measured by: embedded test questions, group discussion; pre-test/post-test
5. Describe the role of the US in WWII and the Cold War. (PSLO 1,2,5,6, Alpha) Measured by: embedded test questions or short essay, group discussion; pre-test/post-test
6. Chronicle the stages of American cultural movements and politics after the world wars.(PSLO 1,5, Alpha) Measured by: embedded test questions, group discussion; pre-test/post-test
7. Understand how the US came to realize the limits of being a political, economic and military superpower. (PSLO 1,5, Alpha) Measured by: embedded test questions, group discussion; pre-test/post-test
8. Create an argument through the use of historical evidence.(PSLO 1, 2, 5, 6) Measured by embedded short essay test questions;or essay project
9. Analyze and interpret primary and secondary sources.(PSLO 1, 2) Measured by embedded test question, group discussions; or researched essay project
10. Analyze the effects of historical, social, political, economic, cultural, and global forces on this period of United States history. (PSLO 1, 5, 6) Measured by embedded test questions; researched essay project; group discussion
|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.|
|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 Special Populations Coordinator, Room 231, in the Madison Monroe Building. The phone number is (409) 984-6241.|
Some material in this course may be copyrighted. They may be used only for instructional purposes this semester,
by students enrolled in this course. These materials are being used fairly and legally.
No one may distribute or share these copyrighted materials in any medium or format with anyone outside this class,
including publishing essays with copyrighted material, uploading copyrighted material to Facebook or YouTube, or
painting or performing copyrighted material for public display.
Copyright violation is not the same thing as plagiarism. Plagiarism is intellectual dishonesty. Offenses of plagiarism result in lower grades or failing scores, and professors and the college strictly enforce plagiarism rules. There is never any acceptable use of plagiarism. Copyright violation is a legal offense, punishable by large fines and penalties.
Copyrighted material can be used if permission from the material’s creator is obtained, or if its use meets the standards of fair use in an educational setting. For example, a student can quote a line from Shakespeare’s Hamlet in a report without violating copyright but still be guilty of plagiarism if the quotation is not properly documented.
If you are in doubt about what material can be freely used, ask your professor or contact the Dean of Library Services, at (409) 984-6216.
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attain knowledge, skills, beliefs, and values. It also helps your professors understand how to improve teaching
and testing methods in your classes, and it helps each department understand and improve degree and certificate
Periodically LSC-PA will collect assessment data for research and reporting purposes, including statistical data and sometimes copies of your work. Be assured that all material the college uses for assessment purposes will be kept confidential. To ensure anonymity, your name will be removed from any material we use for assessment purposes, including video-recorded performances, speeches, and projects.
If you object to allowing LSC-PA to use your material for assessment purposes, submit a letter stating so to your professor by the 12th class day. You will still be required to participate in whatever assessments are being done; we just won’t use your data.
What’s the difference between assessment and grades? The grades you get on papers, projects, speeches, and assignments are specific types of focused assessment. LSC-PA’s assessment efforts include class grades, surveys, standardized tests, and other tools.
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divulge information to third parties, including parents and legal guardians of students. Even if the students are
minors, information about their college work cannot be shared with anyone except in very limited circumstances.
Anyone requesting information about a student should be referred to the Registrar. Instructors will be notified in writing by that Office about what information may be released and to whom.
Please remember that releasing private information about a student, however innocuous it may seem, can be a violation of federal law, with very serious consequences.
Circumstances under which information may be released:
An adult student may submit, to the Registrar, a handwritten, signed note granting permission for release of
information. The note must specify what information may be divulged, and it must specify the name of the person
to whom the information may be given.
The Registrar’s office is located in the Student Center room 303B, and can be reached at (409) 984-6165.
This course helps add to the students’ overall collegiate experience in the following ways:
|Degree Plan Evaluation||
A Degree Plan Evaluation will help you determine which classes you need to complete your program.
All of the classes that you have taken that apply to your declared major will be listed on the right. If you have a class that still needs to be completed, a “NO” will be listed on the right next to the required class.
|HB 2504||This syllabus is part of LSC-PA’s efforts to comply with Texas House Bill 2504.|