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


U.S. History After 1876 HIST-112

  • Fall 2012

  • Section 01

  • 3.0 Credits

  • 08/27/2012 to 12/20/2012

  • Modified 11/20/2012



Contact Information


Instructor: Dr. J. Jewell

Email: jrjewell@nic.edu
Office: 101 FSQ
Phone: 769-3326

If you are  going to miss class it is paramount that you leave me a message to that effect before the class you miss, if possible, or as close to class time as possible.  Email messages are preferred.

 

My door is often closed to keep the noise down, so please knock.  Be advised that it seems impossible to enter more than one set of officers in the new system, so Here are my office hours:

M-R:  9:15-10:30

         :  Noon-1:00

         :  2:15-2:30

W-R (eve): 5:15-6:00 

F:  9:15-10:30 and by appointment

CLASS TIMES:

HIST 111-01:  10:30-11:45 MW

HIST 112-01:  1:00-2:14 MW

HIST 111-03:  10:30-11:45 TR

HIST 111-04:  1:00-2:15 TR

HIST 112-03/77 (IVC): 6:00 -9:00 W

HIST 223-01:  6:00-9:00 R (late start)

Meeting Times


HISTORY 112-01 (w/ Dr. Jewell) meets MW @ 1:00 pm - 2:15 pm in LKH 243.

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


Required Books:

Boyer:  Enduring Vision, vol. 2

 

Maddox:  Annual Editions, United States History, vol. 2

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


ATTENDANCE POLICY/PARTICIPATION POINTS:  Strictly speaking attendance is kept, but only to be used to assist in tabulating your participation points.  It is difficult to participate if you are not in class; therefore, frequent absences will result in diminished participation points or the possible complete elimination of those points altogether.  Also, attending the class is the simplest method to ensure that you are well enough versed in the subject to pass this course.  As the short essay portion of the quizzes and almost half the test material is drawn from class lecture, failure to attend will greatly diminish your knowledge of test material, resulting in substantially lower grades.   If, for viable reasons, you cannot be in class and should miss a quiz it is possible that you will be allowed to make up the quiz at a time stipulated by me.  You cannot make up the midterm or the final, if you do not discuss an absence with me in advance.  If you cannot avoid being absent from class for the midterm or final, see me well in advance, and I will schedule an earlier time for you to take the exam.    

 

QUIZZES:  There will be five quizzes worth 24 points each.  Although they are unannounced, I will give you an approximate warning when planning a quiz (usually a weeks’ notice).  It is also likely that I may break some of these full quizzes into half quizzes (half the questions, worth half the points), as necessary.  The half quizzes will follow the full quizzes in format and will not be specifically announced.  It is important that you prepare for them by taking good notes during lecture and keeping up on the reading.  Quizzes will be broken into two parts, the first consisting of multiple choice questions and the second of short answer questions (or perhaps one slightly longer one).  Short answers should be fairly brief, demonstrating a working knowledge of the information requested.  When writing your responses, please attempt to avoid drawn-out answers; these questions are designed so they can be clearly answered in roughly four sentences. 

 

 

MINI MEMOIRS/NEWSPAPER ASSIGNMENT:  This is your chance to write about an historical event in which you have been involved or were a direct observer.  Trust me, as will become clear when I explain this assignment, everyone has an incident to relate that has historical significance.  You will need to choose a single episode that can be made clear in three to four pages (of regular font), and which must be approved by me to ensure that it meets the requirement of historically relevant.  Some of you will believe you have nothing to write about; in order to accommodate that group, the alternate assignment is to look for themes in a week’s worth of newspaper coverage beginning 70 years prior to the DAY you were born.  Further details will be given as we near these assignments.

 

MIDTERM AND FINAL:  Both the midterm and final will be combination multiple choice and essay tests, the multiple choice sections will be taken in class, while the essay portion will be take-home (for the final, the multiple choice section will be taken the last day of class).  The essays will be handed out prior to the exam dates.  You will be given five questions before both the midterm and the final.  For the midterm I will put three of the five on the board, and you will answer one of those questions –in EXTREME detail.   The final will be a bit different in that you will answer the essay portion of the final as a take home, where you answer two of the five questions.  You will still have to come to class to take the multiple choice portion of the final on the scheduled final’s date.  I will be available in my office if any of you needs further illumination as you are preparing for the tests.  

 

 

GRADING BREAKDOWN:

ID Quizzes:                           120 points (5 @ 24 points each, also half quizzes)

Mini Memoir/

Newspaper                            40 points (20/10/10)

Participation:                        40 points

Midterm:                               110 points (60/50)

Final:                                      140 points (70/ 2 x 35)

 

Grading Scale:

 

A             428                         C             333-346

 

A-            405-427                 C-            315-332

 

B+           392-404                 D+           297-314

 

B             378-391                 D             270-296

 

B-            360-377                 F             296 and below

 

C+           347-359

Course Policies


ATTENDANCE POLICY/PARTICIPATION POINTS:  Strictly speaking attendance is kept, but only to be used to assist in tabulating your participation points.  It is difficult to participate if you are not in class; therefore, frequent absences will result in diminished participation points or the possible complete elimination of those points altogether.  Also, attending the class is the simplest method to ensure that you are well enough versed in the subject to pass this course.  As the short essay portion of the quizzes and almost half the test material is drawn from class lecture, failure to attend will greatly diminish your knowledge of test material, resulting in substantially lower grades.   If, for viable reasons, you cannot be in class and should miss a quiz it is possible that you will be allowed to make up the quiz at a time stipulated by me.  You cannot make up the midterm or the final, if you do not discuss an absence with me in advance.  If you cannot avoid being absent from class for the midterm or final, see me well in advance, and I will schedule an earlier time for you to take the exam.    

 

CELL PHONES/TEXT MESSAGING/OTHER UNACCEPTABLE BEHAVIOR:  Having cell phones go off in class is disruptive and discourteous to your fellow students and me; therefore, turn off both cell phones and pagers unless you have an emergency, about which you must inform me before class starts.  If your cell phone goes off during class I will deduct 15 points each time it occurs.  If I cannot tell which person’s cell phone is going off, everyone in the general vicinity will lose 15 points unless the person steps forward.  Other unacceptable behavior, such as surfing the web if you have a laptop or sleeping will result in students being directed out of class so that those that want to be there will not be distracted, along with the loss of 15 points (doubling with each incident).

 

 

 

 

 

Schedule


                                    (Re)Creating the Nation

 

Aug. 29, 31:                Reconstructing America and Its Identity

                                    Chpt. 16

 

Sept. 5, 10:                  Westward Migration/Internal Imperialism

                                    Chpt. 17

                                    Pratt System

 

Sept. 12:                      Railroads and the Development of the Far West

                                    Chpt. 18

 

Sept. 17, 19:                Urbanization of America

                                    Chpt. 19

 

Sept.  24, 26:               Empire in the Making

                                    Chpt. 20

 

                                    America’s Place in the World

 

Oct. 1, 3:                     T.R., Reform and Progressivism

                                    Chpt. 21

                                      Annual Editions 40-42

 

Oct. 8, 10:                   World War I and America

                                    Chpt. 22

                                     Annual Edition 62-63

 

Oct. 15:                       MIDTERM

 

                                    A New America’s Changing Place in the World

                                   

Oct. 17, 22:                 Paper Lion/Roaring 20s

                                    Chpt. 23

                                     Annual Editions 74-75

 

Oct. 24, 29, 31:           Paying the Price of the 1920s

                                    Chpt. 24

                                     Annual Edition 78-85

                                    **Mini Memoir due 10/24**

 

Nov. 5, 7:                    U.S. and a World War

                                    Chpt. 25

 

                                    Challenges as a Superpower, at Home and Abroad

 

Nov. 12, 14:                Cold War

                                    Chpt. 26

                                    Annual Editons 107-110

 

Nov. 19:                      Feel Good 50s

                                    Chpt. 27

 

Nov. 26, 28

Dec. 3:                         Civil Rights/Civil Unrest

                                    Chpts. 28 and 29

 

Dec.  5, 10:                  Nixon and the Loss of Trust

                                    Chpt. 29

Dec. 12:                       Multiple Choice section of the final

 

Dec.  17                       Turn in Final Essay @ 2:00 p.m.

  

Additional Items


Drop deadline: For NON PAYMENT, W August 24; for NON ATTENDANCE, M August 29.

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 for the fall term: November 7, 2011. 

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, ESU, 676-7156) and the Human Resources Office (Sherman Administration Building, 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.

DROP FOR NON-ATTENDANCE:  You must attend and participate in the first week of this class. Failure to do so will result in your being dropped from this class and may result in your financial aid award being reduced. For Internet classes, attendance is based on participation in an instructional activity; you must complete the first week’s assignment(s) by the assignment due date. Drop for non-attendance occurs at 5 p.m. Pacific Time on the second Tuesday of the semester.