MWF 9; MWF10;TR9:30; TR11 All classes are in Prothro-Yeager 103 except 1133.105, which meets in Bolin Hall, 127
Relating historical events to ideas, causes and results, to identify trends in U.S. history, and improve skills in evaluating them. Trends include intellectual/cultural and political. An interpretative approach is critical.
1) Attend lectures
2) Read two required texts: Divine, et al, THE AMERICAN STORY, VOL. 1, ED. 4
Robert Remini, ANDREW JACKSON
3) take tests: 2 or 4 quizzes, 1 midterm, and 1 Final exam.
Grades are based on points. In quizes, each correct multiple choice question is worth two points. Short essays are worth from 10 to 25 points. The midterm and Final are both mostly essay, each having at least one 25 minutes in length. Course grades are based on a cumulative total of all tests. Instructor looks for break between groupings as the division between grades; however, it is roughly 15% A, 20% B, 35 % C, 15 or 20% D, and the remainder F.
Tests are taken on scantrons (for multiple choice), and writing paper--for large tests, bluebooks--for Midterm and Final.
Tests are taken in class, with electronic materials not permitted on desks. Makeups are given in rooms with monitoring by instructor or assigned graduate assistant.
No papers required. Limited makeups of exams with valid excuse.
Attendance expected. Few absences earn 10 or so bonus points. Absences of 5 to7 classes earn no bonuses. Unexcused absences over that can warrant drop from class.
MWSU honor code applies.