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1301.006syllabusFall10 - H IST 1301 U.S HISTORY TO 1865...

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HIST 1301: U.S. HISTORY TO 1865 Fall 2010 Instructor: Corey Larson Phone: TBA Office: 214A Classroom East Hours: 12:45-1:45 TR Email: [email protected] Required Texts Jacqueline Jones, Peter Wood, Thomas Borstlemann, Elaine Tyler May, Vicki Ruiz, Created Equal: A Social and Political History of the United States , brief 2 nd ed., (New York: Pearson Longman, 2008). James West Davison, Mark Hamilton Lytle, After the Fact: The Art of Historical Detection , 6 th ed. (New York: McGraw-Hill, 2005). Frederick Douglass, Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass , (New Haven: Yale University Press, 2001). Course Description History 1301 is a survey of the political, social, economic, military, cultural and intellectual history of the United States from 1492 to 1865. This course satisfies the university core curriculum requirement in U.S. History. Learning Outcomes Through essay exams, topic papers, and critical essays, students who successfully complete this course will: 1. Understand the key events, figures, and forces that shaped United States history through the Civil War; 2. Identify the connections between historical facts and fit them into larger narrative frameworks; 3. Construct persuasive essays using sound logic and concrete examples Assessment: Grading Scale: Breakdown (approx): 90-100=A (405-450pts) Exams=60% 80-90 =B (360-404pts) After the Fact=20% 70-80 =C (315-359pts) Fredrick Douglass=10% 60-70 =D (270-314pts) Short Quizzes=10% >60 =F (under 270 pts) Exams (275pts): There are three (3) exams throughout the semester worth approximately 60% of your final grade. Exams will consist of multiple choice, short answer and essay questions. After the Fact writing assignments (75pts): We will be covering six (6) chapters in the After the Fact (ATF) book. For each chapter there will be a question that will require a 1-2 page response. Out of the six chapters students need to pick three (3) chapters for which to write responses. It is the students responsibly to keep track of how many responses they have turned in. These responses will be worth 20% of the final grade for the course. Hard copies of these writing exercises are due on the dates listed below (e-mail submissions will only be accepted in emergency situations).
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Assessment (cont) Narrative of the Life of Fredrick Douglass Writing Assignment (50pts): There will be a writing assignment from the Narrative of the Life of Fredrick Douglass that will be worth 10% of the final course grade. A hard copy of this exam will be due on the date listed below (again, email submissions will only be accepted in emergency situations).
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