Unformatted text preview: University of Colorado at Boulder, Sewall Residential Academic Program HIST 1025-710 History of the United States since 1865
' Fall 2007 *Professor: Merle IF, Funk. .
Phone: 303 73 5-5778 (ofﬁce). email: [email protected] '
Ofﬁce Hours: R 10:00am - 10:50am, and by appointment Basement Oﬂice (No View to Speak of).
Credits/Contact Hours: 3/45.
Time/Location: TR, 12:30pm - 2:00pm. Sewall New Basement Room (Loading Dock View). ( [3) Course Description: This course surveys events, trends, peoples, groups, cultures, ideas, and institutions in United States history including the
multiple perspectives of gender, class, and ethnicity between the period of the American Civil War and the present. A principle
focus of this course is on developing, practicing, and strengthening the skills historians use while constructing knowledge in the
discipline. The course is divided into two sections, of roughly seven weeks each. The ﬁrst deals with the post-Civil War Reconstruction Era through the Great Depression and the New Deal. The second covers American involvement in the Second World
War through the beginning of the Twenty-First Century. There will be two examinations-~21 midterm in October and a, gumulative ﬁnal at the end of the semester-~and two
comparative book response essays. Other graded items include an in-elass presentation and attendance points. w Grading: Course Grade: Attendance 25 pts l A Superior Work 460-500 pts |
Small Group In—class Presentation 75 pts A- - 450-459 pts
Book Response Essays (2 x 75 pts) 150 pts B+ Good to Excellent Work 440-449 pts
Midterm Exam 100 pts B 410—439 ts
Final Exam 150 pts B- 400—409 pts
Total 500 pts C+ Passable/Transferable 390-3 99 pts
C 360-3 89 pts
(3- 350-359 pts
D+ Passing/Nontransferable 340-349 pts
D ’ 310-339 pts
D- 300—309 pts
F Failing below 300 pts Re uired Readings:
0M) John Mack Faragher, et al. Out of Many: A History of the American People, Volume 2, Fifth Edition
FAQ John RM. Wilson, ed, Forging the American Character Since 1865, 4th Edition
Edward Bellamy, Looking Backward: 2000-1887 ‘i
Charles M. Sheldon, In His Steps
James McBride, The Color of Water
Elizabeth Kim, Ten Thousand Sorrows University Honor Code: As citizens of an academic community of trust, CU-Boulder students do not lie or cheat whether they are
on campus or acting as representatives of the University of Colorado in the surrounding communities. Neither should they suffer by
the dishonest acts of others. CU-Boulder has adopted a Student Honor Code, See the website at: hgp://www.coloradoedu/policies/honor.html. CU-
Boulder has also adopted a code of student behavior for classrooms. See the website at: http:”WWW.colorado.edu/classbehavior.htrnl.
Students are responsible to honor the Student Honor Code and Classroom Behavior Code. Please go to these two websites to read
these codes and to understand the Student Honor Code at CU-Boulder. As faculty, students, and members of the University community, we value honor, integrity, and morality. Honor is about
academic integrity, moral and ethical conduct, and pride of membership in a community that values academic achievement and
individual responsibility. Cultivating honor lays the foundation for lifelong integrity, developing in each of us the courage and
insight to make difﬁcult choices and accept responsibility for actions and their consequences, even at personal cost. Cheating and Plagiarism: My policy on cheating and plagiarism is to assign a zero to the work in question. Plagiarism is copying
another person‘s work and turning it in as your own. Plagiarism can involve buying a "class paper" online, copying another student's
work, or copying whole paragraphs and material from other sources, such as encyclopedias or textbooks. See the website for the
"Pledge not to Plagiarize" at http://www.colorado.edu/academics/houorcodeZCode.litml. ...
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