Syllabi - AMH 2010-02 (Fall 2011)

Syllabi - AMH 2010-02 (Fall 2011) - American History to...

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American History to 1865 (AMH 2010-02) Fall 2011 FLH 255 MW 3:35 – 4:50 pm Instructor: Prof. Jonathan Sheppard Office: 413 Bellamy Office Hours: MR 2:00-3:00, and gladly by appointment Email: jcs3616@fsu.edu Teaching Assistant: Mr. Scott Craig Office Number: 437 Bellamy Office Hours: MW 2:00-3:00 pm, and gladly by appointment Email: wsc08@fsu.edu Course Description: This course seeks to provide a survey of the United States from colonization through the Civil War. One semester is not enough time to fully examine each aspect of America’s history. Therefore, we will be limited to a general overview of major events in American history, with a focus on the political and military history of the nation. Through this foundation, connections between past and present will be made. The format of this course is lecture, with an occasional video. Course Objectives: 1. To gain an understanding of the events and themes discussed in this course. 2. To develop writing and critical thinking skills through written assignments based upon class lectures and readings. 3. To encourage students to think critically and construct historical relationships through synthesis and analysis. Required Texts : 1. Henretta, James A. et al. America: A Concise History, Volume I: To 1877 4 th Edition . Boston: Bedford/ St. Martin’s Press, 2009. 2. Noble E. Cunningham, Jr. Jefferson vs. Hamilton: Confrontations That Shaped A Nation . Boston: Bedford/ St. Martin’s Press, 2000. 3. Abraham Lincoln. Abraham Lincoln, Slavery, and the Civil War: Selected Writings and Speeches . Edited by Michael P. Johnson. Boston: Bedford/ St. Martin’s Press, 2001. Course Policies and Responsibilities: 1. Attendance is required at all lectures. Although you will not be penalized for absence, it is
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to your benefit that you attend each scheduled session, as there is a direct correlation to students’ grades and their class attendance. 2. Out of consideration and respect for those around you, please refrain from using your cellular phone, eating, drinking, talking, reading, or tardiness. As college is training for the professional world, any behavior disrespectful or disruptive to your fellow students or the
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