Sylabus - Texas A&M University, Department of History...

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History 105-525, Fall 2010, ANIN 215, MWF: 11:30-12:20 Dr. Michael Beauchamp, Office: 015 Glasscock History Building Office Hours: MW 9:00-10:00 and by appointment Email: beauchamp7@tamu.edu HIST 105-525 United States History, 1450 to 1877 Course Description: History 105 is a survey of United States history from 1450 to 1877. It is designed to enhance your critical thinking skills and provide context for the present. Availability: In addition to my designated office hours, I am on campus quite a bit, especially on Monday, Wednesday and Friday. If you have issues, concerns, further questions, want to know more about a subject or a historical interpretation, or have anything else you want to discuss please feel free to talk to me. If you have developed a new theory on anything I’d love to hear it. Do not expect omniscience on my part! Again, if you have concerns or issues, I urge you to speak with me—sooner rather than later. Contact by email is usually better than phone. If you send me an email, please write something on the “re:” line that lets me know you are in this class and section. Books: Brinkley, Alan. The Unfinished Nation vol. 1, 6 th edition. McGraw-Hill. Seed, Patricia. Ceremonies of Possession in Europe’s Conquest of the New World, 1492-1640 . Cambridge University Press. Nash, Gary B. Race and Revolution . Madison House. Johnson, Paul E. and Sean Wilentz. The Kingdom of Matthias . Oxford University Press. McPherson, James M. For Cause and Comrades . Oxford University Press. Course Requirements and Examinations: This course will have two midterms examinations (October 1 and November 5) and a final examination (December 15). Exams will consist of forty multiple choice, true-false, and matching questions. The first exam will cover all lectures, class material and assigned readings from the first third of the class; the second exam will cover material from the second third of the class and the final material from the last third of the course. Each test is worth twenty-five percent of your final grade. In addition, there will be one brief essay required, no longer than six hundred words (approximately two pages). You will have four opportunities to complete the essay component of this course. The essay component will be based on one of the four outside readings for this course. So, you will have multiple opportunities to complete this essay requirement. If you so desire you can complete more than one essay, and only your best grade will count.
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