Survey of American History Since 1865

Course Details

Course Number: 1233  Section Number: 103

Fall 2014

Location: Prothro-Yeager Hall

Classroom Number: 103

Days & Times:

08:00am-09:20am TR



Course Attachments

Textbooks

THE AMERICAN NATION -- DIVINE, BREEN, ET. AL.
Second half of United States of America History
MSU Faculty Member
Dr. Harry P. Hewitt   
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Course Objectives

General survey of American History from 1865 to the present.  Students are expected to learn, understand, and explain in essay form a clear understanding of the significant topics in American History from 1865 to the present. Students are expected to reflect "critical thinking" in the development of their answers.


Course Expectations

EXAMS -- SCHEDULED – THREE ESSAY EXAMS (300 PTS)

FIRST EXAM -- CHAPTERS 16 – 19.

RECONSTRUCTION, WESTWARD MOVEMENT, POST WAR POLITICS TO 1892, INDUSTRIAL REVOLUTION, SOCIAL DARWINISM, LABOR.

SECOND EXAM -- CHAPTERS 20 – 23.

FARMERS, FOREIGN AFFAIRS 1865 TO 1900, CUBA, PANAMA CANAL, ROOSEVELT COROLLARY, PROGRESSIVE MOVEMENT,

 THIRD EXAM -- CHAPTERS 23 – 28.

WORLD WAR I, 1920's, HOOVER AND THE DEPRESSION, THE NEW DEAL, BACKGROUND OR WORLD WAR II, WORLD WAR II, THE CONFERENCES FROM THE ATLANTIC CHARTER TO POTSDAM.


Grading Standards

EXAMS -- SCHEDULED – THREE ESSAY EXAMS (300 PTS)

TENTATIVE EXAM SCHEDULE

 

FIRST EXAM   OCTOBER 16.

SECOND EXAM   NOVEMBER 20 OR 25 

FINAL EXAM   08:00AM-10:00 DECEMBER 11, 2014

MAKE-UP EXAMS WILL BE ESSAY AND MAY BE GIVEN AS A COMPREHENSIVE TEST ON THE SCHEDULED FINAL EXAM.

A -- 90+; B -- 80-89; C -- 70-79; D -- 60-69; F -- 0-59.

Students with two absences or less will be eligible for a 2 and 1/2 point bonus which will be added to the average of their three (3) exams.  Thus, students with an average of 57.5; 67.5; 77.5; 87.5 will be eligible to receive the higher final grade.


Final Exam12/11/2014  08:00-10:00

Submission Format Policy

Not applicable



Note: You may not submit a paper for a grade in this class that already has been (or will be) submitted for a grade in another course, unless you obtain the explicit written permission of me and the other instructor involved in advance.

Late Paper Policy

NOT APPLICABLE


Plagiarism Policy Plagiarism is the use of someone else's thoughts, words, ideas, or lines of argument in your own work without appropriate documentation (a parenthetical citation at the end and a listing in "Works Cited")-whether you use that material in a quote, paraphrase, or summary. It is a theft of intellectual property and will not be tolerated, whether intentional or not.

Student Honor Creed

As an MSU Student, I pledge not to lie, cheat, steal, or help anyone else do so."

As students at MSU, we recognize that any great society must be composed of empowered, responsible citizens. We also recognize universities play an important role in helping mold these responsible citizens. We believe students themselves play an important part in developing responsible citizenship by maintaining a community where integrity and honorable character are the norm, not the exception. Thus, We, the Students of Midwestern State University, resolve to uphold the honor of the University by affirming our commitment to complete academic honesty. We resolve not only to be honest but also to hold our peers accountable for complete honesty in all university matters. We consider it dishonest to ask for, give, or receive help in examinations or quizzes, to use any unauthorized material in examinations, or to present, as one's own, work or ideas which are not entirely one's own. We recognize that any instructor has the right to expect that all student work is honest, original work. We accept and acknowledge that responsibility for lying, cheating, stealing, plagiarism, and other forms of academic dishonesty fundamentally rests within each individual student. We expect of ourselves academic integrity, personal professionalism, and ethical character. We appreciate steps taken by University officials to protect the honor of the University against any who would disgrace the MSU student body by violating the spirit of this creed. Written and adopted by the 2002-2003 MSU Student Senate.

Students with Disabilities The Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) is a federal anti-discrimination statute that provides comprehensive civil rights protection for persons with disabilities. Among other things, this legislation requires that all students with disabilities be guaranteed a learning environment that provides for reasonable accommodation of their disabilities. If you believe you have a disability requiring an accommodation, please contact the Disability Support Services in Room 168 of the Clark Student Center, 397-4140.

Safe Zones Statement The professor considers this classroom to be a place where you will be treated with respect as a human being - regardless of gender, race, ethnicity, national origin, religious affiliation, sexual orientation, political beliefs, age, or ability. Additionally, diversity of thought is appreciated and encouraged, provided you can agree to disagree. It is the professor's expectation that ALL students consider the classroom a safe environment.

Contacting your Instructor All instructors in the Department have voicemail in their offices and MWSU e-mail addresses. Make sure you add your instructor's phone number and e-mail address to both email and cell phone lists of contacts.

Attendance Requirements

CLASS ATTENDANCE IS MANDATORY.

 

AFTER THREE ABSENCES IF YOU HAVE MADE NO EFFORT TO INFORM ME ABOUT THEM YOU WILL BE TURNED IN TO THE DEAN OF STUDENTS. TWO ADDITIONAL ABSENCES WITH NO EFFORT ON YOUR PART TO INFORM ME WILL RESULT IN YOUR DISMISSAL FROM CLASS.

EXCESSIVE ABSENCES WILL RESULT IN YOUR BEING DROPPED FROM THE CLASS.

 


Other Policies

 You may use a lap top to take notes.

No other other electronic devises such as cell phones, i pods, blackberries, blueberries, x-boxes, z- packs, Iphones, Mphones, etc. are permitted to be seen or heard in class or during any exams.  The first violation by any student will result in the confiscation of the device; the second violation by any student will result in your leaving the classroom; the third violation by any student will result in your removal from the class.

 Please inform me if you are a special needs student and need accommodations for this class.


Writing Proficiency Requirement All students seeking a Bachelor's degree from Midwestern State University must satisfy a writing proficiency requirement once they've 1) passed English 1113 and English 1123 and 2) earned 60 hours. You may meet this requirement by passing either the Writing Proficiency Exam or English 2113. Please keep in mind that, once you've earned over 90 hours, you lose the opportunity to take the $25 exam and have no option but to enroll in the three-credit hour course. If you have any questions about the exam, visit the Writing Proficiency Office website at http://academics.mwsu.edu/wpr, or call 397-4131.