HISTORY 101 * We aren't endorsed by this school

HISTORY 101 American Studies

  • School:
    *
  • Professor:
    {[ professorsList ]}
    Aaron Sands, Mr. Grizzle, Adams, Lauren Hodum and Brandon Barter, Ms. McKee
  • Average Course Rating (from 8 Students)

    4.2/5
    Overall Rating Breakdown
    • 8 Advice
    • 5
      63%
    • 4
      13%
    • 3
      13%
    • 2
      13%
    • 1
      0%
  • Course Difficulty Rating

    • Easy 13%

    • Medium 75%

    • Hard 13%

  • Top Course Tags

    Always Do the Reading

    Lots of Writing

    Requires Lots of Research

* We aren't endorsed by this school

American Studies Questions & Answers

American Studies Flashcards

American Studies Advice

American Studies Documents

Showing 1 to 27 of 27

Sort by:
{[$select.selected.label]}

American Studies Advice

Showing 1 to 3 of 8

View all
    • Profile picture
    Mar 15, 2017
    | Would recommend.

    This class was tough.

    Course Overview:

    This course was amazing thanks to this one teacher. She taught class every day with so much charm and charisma that made that monstrosity of a class bareable. I thank her for helping me to get through it with my sanity in tack and my heart filled with a love for that one amazing teacher.

    Course highlights:

    We learned about American History from an artistic and cultural perspective. It was very creative and enjoyable at moments, with amazing projects and opportunities.

    Hours per week:

    9-11 hours

    Advice for students:

    Be ready for long nights filled with crying and stress.

    • Fall 2015
    • Ms. McKee
    • Lots of Writing Always Do the Reading A Few Big Assignments
    • Profile picture
    Jul 26, 2016
    | Probably wouldn’t recommend.

    Not too easy. Not too difficult.

    Course Overview:

    Most people who go into American Studies (AmStud) have come directly from the Humanities course at their Junior High School. I was in the same position; I came from Shepton Humanities to Plano West expecting similar enjoyment and advanced learning experiences. I was very disappointed during my first and only semester in the class. The first week was almost nothing but reading checks and reasons why to avoid the class if and when possible. The book checks come so frequently and suddenly, we would have at most three days to prepare for a quiz over an entire textbook chapter. All information was provided online, including due dates, upcoming tests, and notices for the next day. This is not an issue if you have a computer with internet access, check the site daily and hourly, and have a printer at home. The issue with this is that the teachers would sometimes put up a very last minute notice late at night, which is a huge problem for people who need to be asleep at a certain time. If one person messed up or slacked, the entire class would be punished. This doesn't create a community of peer tutoring or assistance, but a class majority that despises the one student who could have or could not have prevented the situation. The class is so large, that a student could only hope to find at least one friend. If there is not one available, the class had too many minor cliques for anyone new to fit in. The most important detail is that AmStud is nothing like Humanities. If you love history, AmStud may do it for you. If it is not your favorite subject, do not bother.

    Course highlights:

    There were some projects and activities that were tons of fun, and the relentless work quota forced a lot of slackers to become more diligent.

    Hours per week:

    12+ hours

    Advice for students:

    Do not underestimate any of the work. The tests consist of three essays over random history topics all to be completed within the single class period. You NEED to do all of the work as soon as you know about it. Procrastination is NOT an option. If you have an issue with procrastination, this is not the ideal course to try and break that habit. Remember: if you fail this class, it counts as TWO AP credits that tank your GPA.

    • Fall 2015
    • Ms. McKee
    • Background Knowledge Expected Always Do the Reading Requires Lots of Research
    • Profile picture
    Jul 22, 2016
    | Would highly recommend.

    Not too easy. Not too difficult.

    Course Overview:

    Open ended approach to learning ensuring that information is not being regurgitated from a textbook but is thought about as a person's own thoughts.

    Course highlights:

    The highlight of this course was a changing need for schooling systems since students are becoming too dependent on using the vast amount of modern resources to do all their thinking for them.

    Hours per week:

    12+ hours

    Advice for students:

    Be prepared to read a lot and find the real purpose of every activity.

    • Winter 2015
    • Lauren Hodum and Brandon Barter
    • Participation Counts Competitive Classmates Requires Lots of Research


Related Courses

Ask a homework question - tutors are online