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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:// . CU- Boulder has also adopted a code of student behavior for classrooms. See the website at: http:” . 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 . ...
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