AMH2010.0013(12981) T&R 9-10:15 ENG 2-0302
Upon completing this course students should:
Instructor: Professor Farless Phone#:
(407) 823-5389 Office: CNH 505
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Office hours: TR 12:00-1:30 or by appt.
Online Office Hrs (see chatroom on Webcourses): TR 1:30-2:00
Textbook: Paul Boyer, et. al., The Enduring Vision: A History of the American People.Vol I (6th Edition).
Reader: Elizabeth Cobbs Hoffman and Jon Gjerde, Major Problems in American History: Documents and Essays, Vol I: To 1877.
Attendance: Students must attend all classes. An attendance sheet will be passed around everyday class meets. It is the student’s responsibility to sign the sheet before leaving class. Attendance grades will be calculated as follows: # of days attended divided by # of days class meets. Students arriving more than 10 minutes late or leaving 10 minutes early will not receive credit for attending class. Students who habitually arrive late to class or leave early will not receive attendance credit. Points will also be deducted for excessive tardiness.
Grades: Grades are determined by:
Total Points for this Course= 1000 pts
Grading scale: The plus/minus system will be implemented.
Exams: Students are expected to demonstrate a depth of understanding of the subject matter and an analysis and interpretation of historical topics. Make-up exams are allowed only in cases of prior permission or documented emergency.
Midterm exam worth maximum 100 points; final exam worth maximum 150 points= Total Exam value= maximum 250 pts.
Questions: Each student will be responsible for posting 4 substantive, well-thought out questions based on the readings of 4 separate weeks (1 question per week in 4 different weeks). Students are to post a question for the week their group is assigned. Questions will be evaluated on their creativity, research (has a student adequately comprehended the material), and ability to provoke thoughtful in-class discussions and written responses from their peers. The question will be posted under the appropriate discussion heading (see discussions) and is due by 11:59 pm Tues. the week the readings are assigned. Repeat questions will not be accepted, so it is best to get the reading done in a timely manner and post a brilliant question as quickly as possible to ensure originality. Late questions will not receive credit.
Responses: Students are also responsible for writing 4 (250 wds) responses to another student’s question the week their group is assigned to write a response. These responses will be posted under the appropriate “response” heading under discussions. Make sure you identify which question you are responding to by identifying the question and student who posed the question (copy and pasting the question would probably prove helpful). Replies are due by 11:59 pm Thurs., the week the readings are assigned. Late responses will not receive credit. Include the word count at the end of the response.
Summaries: Each student will write 2 (750 wds) “summaries” of a group’s responses the week their group is assigned. Once the discussion board has closed, the student will write a 750 word clarification summary in which she/he will address weaknesses and strengths in fellow student responses. This will be due the immediate Sunday at midnight, following the week’s readings. 2pts will be deducted for each calendar day the summary is late, for a maximum of 5 calendar days. After 5 calendar days, the essay will no longer be accepted for credit.
Ultimately, the goal for these three types of assignments is to ensure that students are doing the readings and are prepared to discuss and/or write about them. Also, these assignments are designed to create an intellectual exchange among students. Students should practice netiquette and make sure that they conduct themselves appropriately in their interaction with their fellow students. All writing summaries are to be posted under assignments. Do not attach your assignment as you will not be given credit for it. Instead, copy and paste the text into the assignment textbox.
Consider this a friendly warning: Webcourses is known for being “quirky,” sometimes not allowing students
immediate access; thus, students should make sure they allow enough time to
post their assignments to avoid Webcourses blackouts
or “freezes.” Also, word counts should be posted at the bottom
of the assignment along with the student’s name (these do not count as
part of the word count). Students must follow the group assignment
Students will be divided into the following groups based on the first letter of their last name for question, response, summary assignments.
All forms of academic dishonesty are prohibited. Academic dishonesty includes, but is not limited to: plagiarism, cheating, furnishing false information, forgery, alteration or misuse of documents, misconduct during a testing situation, etc. I am including the website for the office of student conduct. It will provide you with many of the links necessary for UCF policies:
Changes: Changes may be made at instructor’s discretion.
Final Note: Do not hesitate to ask for my help.
Week 1-01/08-01/10—Enduring Vision (EV) Ch 1/ Intro
Week 2--01/15-01/17 (EV)—2/European Exploration & Colonization
Week 3--01/22-01/24 (EV)—Ch 3/
Week 4--01/29-01/31—(EV)--Ch 3/The Role
of Slavery in colonial development/Virginia,
4/Cultural Movements in 18th century
Week 6--02/12-02/14--(EV)— Chs 5 & 6/ Events Leading to the American Revolution & the American Revolution
Week 7--02/19-02/21-- Misc, Review, Mid-term Exam
Week 8-02/26-02/28—(EV)-- Ch 7/ Forming a Government & Development of the First Two-Party System
Week 9--03/04-03/06--(EV)--Ch 8/Jeffersonian
Week 11--03/18-03/20—(EV)-- Ch 9/ The American System/ Agricultural and Industrial Revolutions
Week 12--03/25-03/27—(EV)-- Chs 10 & 11/Jacksonian
Week 13--04/01-04/03-(EV)— Chs 12 & 13/ The Old South & Interpretations
of Slavery/Mexican-American War/ Additional
Week 14--04/08-04/10--(EV)— Chs 14 & 15/ Increasing Sectionalism/Events Leading to the Civil War
Week 15--04/15-04/17-(EV)—Ch 15/Civil War & Reconstruction
(MPAH)—Ch 14—Essay--Ira Berlin et al., “The Role of African Americans in the Abolition of Slavery;” Docs: 2-4, 2 from Ch 13 & 1 from Ch 15 .
Final Essay Due 04/20--–***Online Comprehensive Final Essay Due @ midnight*** Question will be posted by 4/10.