Greg Nelson 466 4774 (office) or 489 8008 (H)
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1. Divine, Robert A. et al, America : Past and Present. Fifth Edition, Vol. 1 © 1999
2. U.S. Historical Atlas (optional)
3. Other materials as assigned
Description of the Course
We will survey our nation's history from North American exploration, colonialism, the American Revolution, early years of the republic, growth of the national identity, westward expansion, Civil War, and Reconstruction. The textbook will be supplemented from time to time by resource materials from the instructor as well as students. We shall develop our critical observation skills, and seek to uncover biases while separating facts from opinions. Students are expected to participate to the extent of their ability. The sharing of primary and secondary materials is encouraged. Opportunities for individual as well as group work will be made. Exposure to the state and national standards in geography and history will prepare the student for further study and research. A field trip is being considered.
A = 90 - 100% The Term grade is based on pop quizzes, examinations,
B = 80 - 89 % individual projects and papers, and group activities. Exams
C = 70 - 79% will include various types of questions and are intended to
D = 60 - 69% determine one's general knowledge of the subject materials.
F = below 60%
Standards of Performance
Classroom attendance is required. Students are expected to be on time and be prepared to participate in discussions and other activities. Exams, projects and other work are expected to be completed on the data assigned. No late work will be accepted without just cause. Papers should be typed, double spaced, or written neatly in ink on one side of the paper. Students are expected to follow general college guidelines for writing assignments, including proper citations when appropriate. You are encouraged to submit your work via computer media, and should save your work accordingly. Your name on the Attendance Sheet is the official record of your presence. Instructions and information given during the class supersedes this syllabus. As a courtsey to others, please leave a message if you will be absent or unavoidably detained from class.
Meeting Schedule and Reading Assignments 18:00 - 22:30 PM, Fridays