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HISTORY 151 U.S. History to 1877

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    • Profile picture
    Aug 13, 2016
    | Would recommend.

    Not too easy. Not too difficult.

    Course Overview:

    I was never a big history person, but Mr. Evans was the best history teacher I've had and it made me more interested in history. He truly cares about each and every one of his students and it shows.

    Course highlights:

    I learned how our country was founded and much more. Mr. Evans does a lot of research and doesn't just follow the book. He also doesn't sugar-coat anything. For example he told us that Christopher Columbus wasn't a good man like the history books portray him to be.

    Hours per week:

    3-5 hours

    Advice for students:

    Write down all the notes you can because it does help. He will also tell you things that you can do to help yourself and trust me it does help. Take his advice and you will succeed and enjoy this class.

    • Fall 2015
    • JamesEvans
    • Yes
    • Great Intro to the Subject A Few Big Assignments Great Discussions
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    May 30, 2016
    | Would recommend.

    This class was tough.

    Course Overview:

    I would recommend this class because it gives an good view into how the United States formed and the problems it faced. However, this was an online class for me and it required reading the whole book in about a months time.

    Course highlights:

    I gained a great understanding of the colonies and early life in the joining of the states. There are different views on many times such as the Civil War. There was also in depth learning about important political figures those included were presidents, lawyers, Congress members and even running mates of the presidents, lawyers and Congress members. There is information from all sides that participated in war and even what was going on at different times in different places.

    Hours per week:

    9-11 hours

    Advice for students:

    The advise is pretty much the same for all classes. Make sure you do everything in a timely fashion and don't put things off till the end. Ask the instructor for help and tell him in advance if you know something will come up that interferes with the class. Take good notes even on things that you don't think will be on the test. Read the chapters because he ask questions that seem like small details in the book.

    • Winter 2015
    • John Hartog
    • Always Do the Reading Participation Counts Requires Lots of Research
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    Nov 12, 2015
    | Would highly recommend.

    Pretty easy, overall.

    Course Overview:

    This instructor knows his material well and seems to enjoy it very much. He will make sure that students understand what he is trying to say and will repeat things without objection.

    Course highlights:

    I think that the highlights of this course were the instructor's ability to speak from experience and challenge the book on some topics. I also think that the way he tries to keep everyone involved by asking open ended questions and trying to get students to think is very beneficial to the class.

    Hours per week:

    3-5 hours

    Advice for students:

    My advice for students considering the course would have to be attend every class and take plentiful notes. He will also give study guides a week before each test so make sure to complete those and do the readings included in them. Tests will feature a multitude of answers from that resource. Also, an appreciation to history is very welcome.

    • Fall 2015
    • Great Intro to the Subject Participation Counts Great Discussions

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