Hist. 105.502%2c Syllabus%2c Fall 2011 (2)

Hist. 105.502%2c Syllabus%2c Fall 2011 (2) - History 105...

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1 History 105 Section 502: U.S. History to 1877 Fall 2011, T/Th, 9:35am-10:50am, RICH 106 Professor: Dr. Esparza Professor Contact Information Office: Melbern Glasscock Bldg. Room 010 E-Mail: [email protected] Phone: 979-845-7151 Office Hours: T/Th, 3:45pm-5:00pm or by appointment SI Leader Contact Information Demerius Seals Phone: 713.469.1191 E-Mail: [email protected] Sessions: Sun., Tues., Wed. @ 8:00pm Location: BLOC 107 Course Description This class is a survey of American history from the Colonial Era to the end of Reconstruction, 1877. Our main goal is to gain a better understanding of the development of the U.S. as we become familiar with the struggles and controversies that helped shape American society. We will concentrate on themes including European contact, development of American colonies, building up a nation, expansion, slavery, labor, transportation, the economy, religion and reform, disunion, and reconstruction. Some of the course objectives are to: 1. To gain a better understanding of the major historic events between 1492 and 1877 2. To acquire a historical understanding of cultural groups and issues 3. To improve skills of analysis and logical reasoning 4. To improve the ability to write and comment effectively Texts & Additional Readings Created Equal: A History of the United States , Brief Third Edition, Volume 1, Jones, Wood, Borstelmann, May & Ruiz. Pearson, 2011. (Text) Tecumseh and the Quest for Indian Leadership , 2/E. R. David Edmunds. Pearson, 2007. (Reader) Sam Houston and the American Southwest , 3/E. Randolph B. Campbell. Pearson, 2007. (Reader) Assignments There will be four exams during the semester. Each exam will consist of 50 multiple choice questions worth 1 point each for a total of 50 points. Scantrons are required for completion of the exams. There will also be two book quizzes over the small readers each with 25 multiple choice questions worth one point for a total of 25 points. Scantrons are required for completion of book quizzes. Dates and deadlines for all assignments are listed below on the course calendar.
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