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
Office Hours: T/Th, 3:45pm-5:00pm or by appointment
SI Leader Contact Information
Sessions: Sun., Tues., Wed. @ 8:00pm
Location: BLOC 107
This class is a survey of American history from the Colonial Era to the end of Reconstruction,
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.
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
Created Equal: A History of the United States
, Brief Third Edition, Volume 1, Jones, Wood,
& Ruiz. Pearson, 2011.
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)
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
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
Dates and deadlines for all assignments are listed below on the course calendar.
Academic Dishonesty / Integrity