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.
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.
TENTATIVE EXAM SCHEDULE
FIRST EXAM OCTOBER 8.
SECOND EXAM NOVEMBER 14 OR 19
FINAL EXAM 08:00AM-10:00 DECEMBER 12, 2013
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.
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.
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.