History 10 is a survey of United States’ history that extends from the arrival of the early people of the Americas, European exploration and settlement and continues through early nation building, expansion, and concluding with the Civil War Era ending in 1877.
The objective of this course is to provide the student with enough historical knowledge that they gain a clear understanding of the significant people and events that shaped this period of history. Additionally, it is hoped that this historical perspective will provide a better understanding of the important events of today. It is easier to understand the present if we have knowledge of the past.
Specific outcomes include:
•Processing and analyzing the historical change versus continuity throughout this historical time period.
•Understanding and distinguishing between fact and fiction and cause and effect relationships.
•Analyzing various historical evidence including information primary and secondary sources as well as literature and folklore.
•The ability to identify bias and opinion within all sources.
A complete list of course outcomes and detailed objectives can be found at lbcc.edu/coursecurriculum/coursedetails/outcomes
•Attendance, Absolutely Necessary– lectures frequently cover material not covered in your survey text.
•Assigned reading in survey text. You are responsible for the information in the text including topics not covered in lecture.
•Supplemental reading, handouts provided by instructor.
Grade Assignments: Attendance and participation will be used as a tiebreaker between two grades. For example, if your grade is on the edge of two grades, the student who regularly attends and participates in class discussions will receive the grade benefit.
•Letter grades calculated using the following scale:
o 90-100% - A
o 80-90% - B
o 70-80% - C
o 60-70% - D
o Less than 60% - Fail
•No (+) or (-) Grades.
Extra Credit: Offered on a case by case basis and requires a visit to a designated museum or historical place of interest. Proof of attendance and a one page report will need to be submitted before the final exam. Maximum points,15.
•No make-up exams or quizzes.
•Late essays suffer a 5 point deduct for each class meeting past the due date.
•Anyone who is absent three or more times can be dropped at instructor’s discretion.
•Cell phones, pagers, I pods, all electronic devices are to be turned off upon entering the classroom. “An instructor has the right to remove a student from class at any time he/she considers a student’s actions to be interfering with the proper collegiate environment.” Penalties are as follows: 1, verbal warning; 2, requirement for student to make verbal apology to class for disruption,; 3, point deduction from student’s overall grade; 4, dismissal from class lecture.
•Laptop computers may be utilized in class with the instructor’s permission for purposes of taking class notes or using text on line. Laptops are not be used for any other purpose during class. Students who misuse laptops in the classroom will have this privilege revoked.
•Instructor reserves the right to revise this syllabus with proper notification to student.
•Plagiarism is unethical and is an academic crime. Anyone found cheating or plagiarizing someone else’s work will receive a Fail and will be referred for disciplinary action.