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(rebellions and conflicts that changed American Society)
Anthropology 0848, Sections 001, Gladfelter Hall – ROOM 247
2011, T & Th 2:00-3:20
: Kevin M. Donaghy, Graduate Instructor,
Office (main campus):
Room 242 Gladfelter Hall, Department of Anthropology
Office hours: Tuesday and Thursday (noon to 1:30), by appointment (215-833-0837) office/voice mail or
It is your responsibility as a student to get in touch with me if you have questions,
comments, concerns etc.
(A note: a student may occasionally run into health, personal, or emotional issues that they
did not contemplate.
In the event of a situation, It is critical that you contact me quickly so that I may be helpful and
: American Revolutions is a US Society Gen/Ed course
and as such is geared to develop your
understanding of the history, society, culture, and political systems of the United States both in the past and in the
The course’s specific aims are to assist you in learning how to interpret historical materials as well as
cultural material artifacts and to develop and articulate your own point of view about these “revolutions” and
whether or not they have contributed to the American Society in which most of us live.
This is a skills building
course and our goals in a nutshells are:
Critical thinking skills
Ability to examine historical events through a variety of interdisciplinary disciplines
Understanding of historical and contemporary issues in context.
Engagement, both locally and globally, in the issues of our day.
Grades will be calculated on the basis of 4 forms of activities: There will be
unannounced quizzes, Sector exams, Response papers, Final paper, and Final Exam.
Final Exam and Paper
represent 60% of grade, remaining 20% each on Quizzes and short response papers.
While points will not be awarded for attendance, repeated tardiness and/or 4 unexcused absences will result in the
lowering of your grade by one letter. Legitimate absences require a doctor's note or an equivalent document.
Lecture and section attendance will
be regularly taken (using a distributed sheet).
make sure that cell phones are turned off while in class; we will not tolerate the competition.
We also will not
tolerate text messaging and wireless emailing while in class.
If any of these instances occur you will be asked to
leave the class and given a "0" for that meeting). Since this is a core course students must pass it with a grade of a
C- or better in order to graduate.