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Course HIST 1301.008U. S. History to 1865 Professor Dr. Yvonne Johnson Office Hours9;30-11:15am - TRJO 3.530Term Fall 2019TR 11:30 -12:45JO 4.614TAEric SampsonOffice Hours: 11:30-12:30 am -TRJO 5.410DProfessor's Contact Information Office Location: JO 3.530 Email Address: [email protected] Office Hours: 9:30 –11:15 am, TRTeaching Assistant’s Contact InformationOffice Location: JO 5.410DEmail Address: [email protected]Office Hours:11:30-12:30 am - TRCOURSE DESCRIPTION In addition to an introduction to the methods of historical inquiry, this course, United StatesHistory to 1865, surveys the cultural, economic, institutional, political, and social forces andevents which have shaped the United States from the pre-colonial period through the Civil War. Class meetings will include lectures, discussions and documentary analysis. In addition to the texts listed below, students will be asked to read and analyze primary source documents which will be posted to the class eLearning page. Together, we will examine the interaction among individuals, communities, states, the nation, and the world, and consider how these interactions have contributed to the development of the United States and its global role. GENERAL EDUCATION COURSE OBJECTIVES: Students who successfully complete this course will demonstrate competency in the following core objectives: Critical Thinking (CT)-Students will engage in creative thinking, innovation, inquiry, and analysis, evaluation, and synthesis of information Communication (COM)- Students will demonstrate effective development, interpretation, and expression of ideas through written, oral, and visual communication Social Responsibility (SR)- Students will demonstrate intercultural competence, knowledge of civic responsibility, and the ability to engage effectively in regional, national, and global communities
Personal Responsibility (PR)- Students will demonstrate the ability to connect choices, actions, and consequences to ethical decision-making STUDENT LEARNING OUTCOMES FOR HST 1301.003: Students who successfully complete this course will demonstrate the ability to: REQUIRED TEXTBOOKS:Henretta, James A. et, al. America’s History. Vol. 1, 8thEdition, New York: Bedford/St. Martin's, 2016.Jacobs, Harriet. Incidents in the Life of a Slave Girl. Clayton, DE: Prestwick House, 2006OPTIONAL TEXTBOOKS:Diamond, Jared. Guns, Germs, and Steel: The Fates of Human Societies. New York: W. W. Norton & Company. 1999.McBride, Bunny. Women of the Dawn.Lincoln: U. of Nebraska Press, 1999.Philbrick, Nathaniel. Mayflower: A Story of Courage, Community and War. New York: Penguin Book, 2006. Philbrick, Nathaniel. Valiant Ambition: George Washington, Benedict Arnold, and the Fate of the American Revolution. New York: Viking Press, 2016.Philbrick, Nathaniel. In the Heart of the Sea: The Tragedy of the Whaleship Essex. New York: Viking, 2000.

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