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North Idaho College • Coeur d'Alene • Social & Behavioral Sciences • History


U.S. History After 1876 HIST-112

  • Spring 2012

  • Section 05

  • 3.0 Credits

  • 01/09/2012 to 05/10/2012

  • Modified 02/22/2012



Contact Information


Instructor: Nicholas Smith

Email: nicholas_smith@nic.edu
Office: MOL 209
Phone: (208) 665-5436

Office Hours:

Monday, Wednesday, 10:30 AM to 11:00 AM, Online

Office appointments may be scheduled for other times as well.

Description


History 112 offers a broad chronological overview of U.S. History which deals with political, economic, social, and cultural development from the Gilded Age (c. 1876) through the present. Attention is focused on differing historical interpretations and on themes which illuminate current events. This course serves as partial fulfillment of the social science requirement for A.A. and A.S. degrees and is transferrable to regional four-year institutions. Lecture: 3 hours per week

Materials


Give Me Liberty! Volume 2

Author: Eric Foner
Publisher: W.W. Norton
Edition: 3rd Seagull
Availability: Mica Peak Bookstore

Outcomes


COURSE OBJECTIVES/OUTCOMES:

History 112 is an introductory survey of United States history from the Reconstruction era through the present. The objectives of this course are to ensure that students can identify the persons involved and the events that transpired, recognize the major themes (be they political, social, economic, or cultural) that shaped American after the Civil War, and most importantly, to comprehend why/how those themes occurred and what influenced citizens in the past to act as they did. Although this course is primarily designed for those pursuing an academic degree, the importance placed on critical thinking, the ability to weigh a variety of facts/evidence, and effective communicating (both in writing and verbally) will only help anyone in their daily lives and professional future. History 112 directly and indirectly pursues many of the General Education Abilities, especially points 1 (Critical/Creative Thinking), 2 (Communication), 4 (Historical, Cultural, Environmental Awareness), and 7(Information Literacy).

In compliance with the expectation that uniform student competencies be stated in all North Idaho College History syllabi, the following uniform outcomes are included:

The student should be geographically literate, that is able to locate the sites of significant historical events and to explain their geopolitical significance.

The student should be able to identify important historical individuals and their roles in history.

The student should be able to cite the causes and effects of significant historical events and their connections to subsequent events.

The student should be able to identify significant historical ideas and issues and their connections to subsequent developments.

The student should be able to synthesize information as demonstrated by competence in the following:

The ability to form value judgments or conclusions based on information
The ability to discriminate between fact and opinion
The ability to gain access to historical information required to arrive at and support conclusions
The ability to articulate conclusions in both written and spoken word

Assessment


Criteria

Final course grades will be the sum of the weighted category-percentages.

TypeWeightTopicNotes
Exams 25%

Mid-term: chapters 15-21

Final: comprehensive with emphasis on chapters 22-28

Quizzes 20%

Multiple-choice questions for each chapter

Discussion Forums 20%

One per chapter

Assignments 20%

Voices of Freedom question-sets: Chapters 18, 21, 24, & 26.

Review questions: Chapter 16 #1 & 5; Chapter 20 #7; Chapter 22 #4 & 10; Chapter 28 #6 & 9.

Prep Activities 15%

Matching tasks for each chapter

True or False questions for each chapter

Four crossword puzzles: Chapters 15-17, 18-21, 22-25, 26-28

Breakdown

Letter Grade Equivalency

GradeRangeNotes
A 92 - 100%
A- 90 - 91%
B+ 88 - 89%
B 82 - 87%
B- 80 - 81%
C+ 78 - 79%
C 72 - 77%
C- 70 - 71%
D+ 68 - 69%
D 62 - 67%
D- 60 - 61%
F 0 - 59%

Course Policies


Proctored Exams

The mid-term and final exams require an approved proctor, such as the NIC Testing Center or one of the NIC Outreach Centers, for administration and supervision. Students who are out of the NIC area or do not have access to one of the Outreach Centers should contact the course instructor early in the semester to begin the process of locating a proctor.

Students are responsible for scheduling appointments with their proctors during the designated exam weeks.

Score Results & Responses

Scores for online actvitites such as quizzes and puzzles will usually be available upon their submission. Review of quiz questions and responses will be made available the following week.

Scores and feedback for activities such as forum discussions, Voices of Freedom questions, essays, and any other manually evaluated activity can be expected within a week of the particular activity's deadline.

Instructor responses to student emails can be expected within 24-48 hours, excluding weekends and holidays.

Non-Approved Sources

The use of a resource that has not been assigned or approved by the instructor wil result in the loss of points for that particular activity.

Original Work

Students are expected to submit original work, i.e. only their own work and not that of anyone else.

Collaboration with anyone else without instructor-approval, will result in the loss of all points for all persons involved.

Responses to VOF questions and postings in Discussion Forums must be in the student's own words. Quoting the textbook author, authors of documents, or anyone else should be avoided. Quotations can result in the reduction of points.

Plagiarism can result in the loss of all points for a particular activity. Students are referred to the Division Policy concerning Academic Honesty provided below for additional information.

Forum Civility

Language in the virtual classroom is expected to be civil and respectful toward all others. The use of any language that's regarded by the instructor as being inappropriate for the classroom, may result not only in the offending individual’s loss of all points for the particular forum, but they may also be banned from participation in all future forums and the loss of all potential points associated with those forums.

Online Week

The days on which the chapters are available and their activities are due will vary throughout the course. Students are responsible for following the syllabus schedule and meeting all deadlines.

Technical Issues

All students enrolled in an online course, are required to have a working computer system and access to the internet throughout the semester.

If a technical problem occurs that interferes with a student's participation in the course, the student is responsible for advising the instructor of the situation immediately.

Schedule


Chapter activities must be submitted no later than 11:00 pm on the last day of the respective chapter's availability.

Chapter 15 January 9-13

Chapter 16 January 17-23

Chapter 17 January 24-30

Chapter 18 January 31-February 6

Chapter 19 February 7-13

Chapter 20 February 14-21

Chapter 21 February 22-28

Mid-term Exam Available February 28-March 2

Chapter 22 March 5-12

Chapter 23 March 13-19

Chapter 24 March 20-April 2 (Spring Break March 26-30)

Chapter 25 April 3-10

Chapter 26 April 11-17

Chapter 27 April 18-25

Chapter 28 April 26-May 3

Final Exam Available May 7-10

Additional Items


Division Policies


For a complete explanation of the North Idaho College Statement on Academic Honesty & Academic Integrity please ferfer to Policy 5.06 & Procedure 5.06.01: http://www.nic.edu/policy/ 

Academic Dishonesty
Violations of academic integrity involve using or attempting to use any method that enables an individual to misrepresent the quality or integrity of his or her work at North Idaho College. These violations include the following:

Cheating: using or attempting to use unauthorized materials, information, or study in any academic exercise.
Fabrication: falsifying or inventing any information or citation in an academic exercise.
Plagiarism: knowingly representing the words or ideas of another as one's own in an academic exercise.
Violation of Intellectual Property: stealing, altering, or destroying the academic work of other members of the community or the educational resources,materials, or official documents of the college. Facilitating Academic Dishonesty: knowingly helping another to attempt to violate any provisions of this policy.

Student Responsibility
As outlined in the Student Code of Conduct, all North Idaho College students have both rights and responsibilities: Please access www.nic.ferpa.StudentCode/index.htm for complete information that pertains to this subject.

North Idaho College, in compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 and Section 504/508 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, provides both services and accommodations to students who meet the guidelines provided in these acts.  For a complete description, please see:  http://www.nic.edu/policy/Section5/PL-5-13.pdf

Please contact the North Idaho College Center for Educational Access in Seiter Hall, Room 100 for assistance.  Phone:  208-769-5947

To withdraw from all courses a student must obtain a college withdrawal form from the Registrar's Office, secure the signatures of those persons indicated on the form, and return the form to the Registrar's office. No student may withdraw from the college after the final date of withdrawal from courses except for compelling and extraordinary reasons. In such circumstances a student must petition the Admissions and Academic Standards Committee for late withdrawal from college using the college withdrawal form available in the Registrar's Office.

For complete information regarding student withdrawals, please see the North Idaho College Policy 5.04.01:  http://www.nic.edu/policy/ 

Institutional Policies


Student Responsibilities

As students undertake to fulfill the obligations and duties outlined in this document, the college community of which they are a part undertakes to respect the basic freedoms of students. In recognition of students’ rights and dignity as members of the college, North Idaho College is committed to the principles found in the NIC Student Handbook.

Center for Educational Access/Disability Support Services

In compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 and Section 504/508 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, North Idaho College provides accommodations to eligible students who experience barriers in the educational setting due to learning, emotional / mental, physical, visual, or hearing disabilities.  Instructors will provide accommodations to students only after having received a Letter of Accommodation from the Center for Educational Access. 

If a student would like to request accommodations, he or she must contact the Center for Educational Access so that a Letter of Accommodation may be sent to the instructor.  Students requesting accommodations must contact the Center for Educational Access at the beginning of each semester.

Non-Payment

By registering at North Idaho College, you agree to provide payment by the due dates. You also understand that collection costs and legal fees will be added if the services of a collection agency are utilized.

If you are registered for a class and do not attend, you will still be liable for the tuition unless you drop the class.

Withdrawal

Last day for students to withdraw from semester-length classes:  http://www.nic.edu/calendar/

Instructor-Initiated Withdrawal: Instructors have the right to withdraw students for academic reasons up until the same date; in doing so, instructors must notify students through NIC e-mail within 48 hours of submitting documentation to the Registrar's office, and students have the right to appeal the instructor's decision. For more information, see the NIC Procedure: http://www.nic.edu/modules/images/websites/121/file/section5/5.04.02procedure.pdf.

Financial Aid Satisfactory Progress Policy: All withdrawals, whether for individual classes, total withdrawal from school, or instructor-initiated are not considered to be satisfactory progress for financial aid.  See the Financial Aid Satisfactory Progress Policy: http://www.nic.edu/Websites/index.asp?dpt=29&pageID=1336

Additional withdrawal information:  http://www.nic.edu/catalog

Incompletes

An incomplete is assigned only if the student has been in attendance and has done satisfactory work to within three weeks of the end of the semester (or proportional length of time for a course of less than a semester in length).  Incompletes are issued only in cases of extenuating circumstances, such as severe illness or injury.  Incompletes are not issued in cases in which the student is simply unable to complete his/her work within the specified semester or session.  If a final grade of "I" is recorded, the instructor will indicate in writing to the Registrar what the student must do to make up the deficiency.  The instructor will indicate in the written statement what permanent grade should be entered if the Incomplete is not removed by the deadline.

All incomplete grades must be removed within six weeks after the first class day of the following term, excluding the summer session.  If the Incomplete is not removed by that date, the grade reverts to the grade indicated by the instructor's written statement authorizing the incomplete.

Discrimination and Harassment

North Idaho College has a zero tolerance policy for any acts of discrimination or harassment of any kind.  For more information, please see the NIC Student Handbook, Code of Conduct Article III and Article VIII. Compliance efforts with respect to these laws and regulations are the responsibility of each member of the campus community and are under the direction of the Dean of Students Office for Student Issues (2nd floor, Edminster Student Union Building, (208) 676-7156) and the Human Resources Office (Sherman Administration Building, (208) 769-3304) for employee issues.

Institutional Statement


DROP FOR NON-PAYMENT:  By registering at North Idaho College, you agree to provide payment by the due dates. You will be dropped from classes if payment is not received by  5 p.m. Pacific Time on the third day of the semester. Students on the waitlist will be given the option to register for classes after students are dropped for non-payment.

REMOVAL FROM CLASS FOR NON-ATTENDANCE:  Attendance is based on your participation in this class. Failure to attend may result in your being removed from this class and may result in your financial aid award being reduced. You are responsible for confirming the accuracy of your attendance record.