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United States History II Syllabus Cedar Valley College Instructor Information Name: Professor J


United States History II Syllabus Cedar Valley College Instructor Information Name: Professor J. Brotherton DCCCD Email: Office Phone: 972-860-8122 • Limited campus access this spring due to COVID-19; Best action is to contact by email and check Blackboard announcements regularly for weekly updates. Office Location: D218 Remote Office Hours: • Announced weekly on Blackboard Announcements Division Office and Phone: Liberal Arts Division (972) 860-8200 Course Information Course Title: United States History II Course Number: INET Semester/Year: Spring 2021- 2nd Eight Week Session Credit Hours: 3 INET Spring Schedule and Course Information: 03/22/21 – 05/13/21 HIST-1301-32401/INET GOVT 2305-32B04/INET HIST-1302-32005/INET GOVT 2306-32E03/INET [2/1 - 5/13] HIST-1302-32014/INET GOVT 2306-32M01/INET [2/1 - 5/13] HIST-1302-32462/INET [3/22 - 5/13] GOVT 2306-32M02/INET [2/1 - 5/13] HIST-1302-32B01/INET Certification Date: Saturday, March 25, 2020 Last Day to Withdraw: Wednesday, April 28, 2020 Course Prerequisites Prerequisite Required: College level ready in Reading 1 COURSE DETAILS: Course Description A survey of the social, political, economic, cultural, and intellectual history of the United States from the Civil War/Reconstruction era to the present. United States History II examines industrialization, immigration, world wars, the Great Depression, Cold War and post-Cold War eras. Themes that may be addressed in United States History II include: American culture, religion, civil and human rights, technological change, economic change, immigration and migration, urbanization and suburbanization, the expansion of the federal government, and the study of U.S. foreign policy. IncludED As apart of your DCCCD tuition, your textbook(s) are included. There’s no action required — you’re already IncludED when you register for classes, starting in Fall 2020! All materials will be made available and delivered to you either in an electronic format or shipped to your mailing address on file. Please take this time and go to eConnect and make sure DCCCD has your correct mailing address. You will be automatically enrolled in the program. By participating on a semesterby-semester basis, all eligible learning materials will be provided by the first day of classes. You not required to participate. If you do not wish to take advantage of the opportunity for your learning materials to be included in your tuition, you may opt out of IncludED each semester by following the process available on eConnect when you register for classes, and the associated cost of learning materials will be credited back to you. If you opt out, you will be financially responsible for obtaining all of your own learning materials. IncludED has a partnership with Fowlett to save you on average 50% of textbook cost with your participation. I support your participation in IncludED, but if you have any further feel free to email those queries to or call 972-669-6400 or 972-669-6599. Required Course Materials Foner, Eric. Give Me Liberty! Seagull 6th/e Vol. 2 to 1877, ISBN: 978-0-67915-1 Note: A student of this institution is not under any obligation to purchase a textbook from a university-affiliated bookstore. The same textbook may also be available from an independent retailer, including an online retailer. The purchasing of a physical textbook is highly recommended if your learning style is kinesthetic. However, I do provide you a free electronic copy of this textbook on my E-campus link for this course. Student Learning Outcomes 1. Create an argument through the use of historical evidence. 2 2. Analyze and interpret primary and secondary sources. 3. Analyze the effects of historical, social, political, economic, cultural, and global forces on this period of United States history Texas Core Objectives The College defines essential knowledge and skills that students need to develop during their college experience. These general education competencies parallel the Texas Core Objectives for Student Learning. In this course, the activities you engage in will give you the opportunity to practice two or more of the following core competencies: 1. Critical Thinking Skills - to include creative thinking, innovation, inquiry, and analysis, evaluation and synthesis of information 2. Communication Skills - to include effective development, interpretation, and expression of ideas through written, oral, and visual communication 3. Personal Responsibility - to include the ability to connect choices, actions, and consequences to ethical decision-making 4. Social Responsibility - to include intercultural competence, knowledge of civic responsibility, and the ability to engage effectively in regional, national, and global communities Graded Work The table below provides a summary of the graded work in this course and an explanation of how your final course grade will be calculated. Summary of Graded Work: TOTAL: 700 points Assignments Points Totals Discussion Boards 4 @ 25 points each 100 points What’s Your Take? See Journal Articles 1 @ 100 points each 100 points InQuizitive Chapter Reviews 10 @ 10 points each 100 points Departmental Research Paper 1 @ 100 points 100 points Exams 3 @ 100 points each 300 points Final Grade Points Percentages Letter Grade 600-700 90-100% A 500-599 80-89% B 3 Points Percentages Letter Grade 400-499 70-79% C 300-399 60-69% D 0-299 0-59% F Description of Graded Work 1. Discussion Boards (Deadlines Posted on E-Campus): Each of you have the responsibility to always answer each discussion question based on your reading knowledge AND respond to a minimum of two of your classmates post with equal written consideration. Address your classmates by name, respond respectfully, in complete sentences and with careful thought to receive full credit. To maximize your discussion board grades: respond cogently and deliberately; thoughtful and critical comments are always appreciated; explain your position of agreement or disagreement. Yes, you can disagree with your classmate’s perspective, just do it respectfully and always explain your difference of opinion. We are all intitled to our perspective. 2. Required Departmental Research Paper: See Departmental Essay Assessment details on E-campus/Blackboard 3. What’s Your Take? After doing extensive research, share (in advance) and discuss your findings with a family member(s) or friend(s). Video record this minimum and maximum 30 minutes conversation and upload it to Yuja [Multimedia platform used to download and upload media videos in a safe format; see link or F.A.Q.]. Students will be graded on their knowledge of the subject and ability to adequately inform and engage the person they have chosen to converse with about it. (100 points max) 4. InQuizitive Chapter Reviews: To support your textbook reading and studying, InQuizitive is an adaptive quizzing tool that combines interactive question types with game-like elements to engage students. These quizzes are assigned to you after reading and before exams to assist students in classroom preparation. (100 points max) 5. Exams 1-3: will cover the assigned reading assignments throughout the semester (journal articles & textbook). Exams may presented in multiple forms: Essay, Matching, True or False, Fill in the Blank or Key Term Identification. In order to maximize the available points on any essay response the following must be accomplished, or significant deductions will be made. a) Specific instructions are followed, i.e. Lists using numbers or bullets b) Questions are answered cogently, i.e. Clear, logical and convincing answers [your answer is well thought out, explained and backed 4 up/supported with supporting details- examples, reasons, explanations, descriptions, facts, etc. c) Clear knowledge representation, i.e. Enough information has been written and provided to show that you have read and understand the assignment: • Give detailed and relevant background info. on subject matter • Answer the specific question(s) • Give your point on view on the author’s perspective (Did you agree or disagree and why?) d) Personal academic perspective, i.e. How did you feel about the era, person, or event? Thoroughly explain your point of view for complete clarity. Attendance and Your Final Grade When it comes to final averages, of course, you are the conductor of your own fate. However, if you are teetering in one direction or the other (positive or negative), I will take your attendance, active participation and contributions in the class into consideration if any grace is given. Late Work Policy Unless written prior communication had been made and approved by your professor, late work will not be accepted. If your late work is accepted due to extenuating circumstances, a significant grade deduction may be applied. Therefore, to avoid the possibility, submit all assignments by the given deadline for maximum grade consideration. Week Of… Topic Readings & Assignments 1: Mar. 22 Get to know your syllabus & All E-campus /Blackboard links by reading it in its entirety and clicking and reviewing every link for additional clarity. ? Discussion Board #1 Due on 3/24 Complete Student Course Orientation: Welcome Video, Syllabus Quiz, InQuizitive Introduction Note: Recommended deadlines are a strong suggestion, however final deadlines are posted by all assignments on Blackboard and below in blue. Also, assignments may be completed & submitted prior to a deadline/due date. 5 Week Of… Topic Readings & Assignments 2: Mar. 29 “What Is Freedom?”: Reconstruction and America’s Gilded Age Chapters 15-16 & InQuizitive • Read About the Texas Constitution, Chp. 2pgs. 63-73 3. Apr. 5 Freedom’s Boundaries, At Chapter 17-18 & InQuizitive Home and Abroad and The Progressive Era ? Discussion Board #2 Due on 4/7 Exam 1: Chps. 15 - 18 Recommended Deadline: Sat., th Apr. 10th 4. Apr. 12 Safe For Democracy: The U.S. and WWI and From Business Culture To Great Depression: The 20’s Chapter 19-20 & InQuizitive 5. Apr. 19 The New Deal and Fighting Chapter 21-22 & InQuizitive For The Four Freedoms: WWII ? Discussion Board #3 Due on 4/21 6. Apr. 26 Exam 2: Chps. 19 - 22 Recommended Deadline Sat., Apr. 24th An Affluent Society and The Sixties Chapter 24-25 & InQuizitive “What’s Your Take?” (Video Recording Options: Yuja: Recommended- See F.A.Q., YouTube, Zoom; Links must be emailed for viewing & grading) Read & analyze one of the topic articles options & any addi-tionally req. study. Then share your article & your additional research with a person or small group. Ask them for their partici-pation in a recorded conversation. Cogently & critically discuss your topic for a minimum of 30 min. 6 • Historical Journal Article Selection Video Conversation Due Saturday, May 1st by End of Day (11:59PM) 1. The Causes and Impact of Political Assassinations, by Arie Perliger, pgs. 11-13 [The following 60’s case studies must be researched and analyzed in correlation to your article selection above.] ? Medgar Evers- 6/12/63 ? Pres. John F. Kennedy- 11/22/63 ? Malcolm X- 2/21/65 ? Martin Luther King, Jr.- 5/4/68 ? Robert F. Kennedy- 6/5/68 ? Fred Hampton- 12/4/69 2. Varieties of American Popular Nationalism, by Bart Bonikowski and Paul DiMaggio [Consider the following…] Week Of… Topic Readings & Assignments ? Who are we becoming as a nation? Or Are we accepting who we are as a nation? ? Who exactly did the election get “stolen” from? ? Where do you fit in this country? From patriotism to citizenship, social acceptance to personal pride, etc. ? Why is this the greatest country in the world? [Ensure your argument is bullet proof.] Note: A test class email will be sent with these documents during week 1 to verify communication accuracy. Emails are sent through E-connect and Blackboard to the personal email address you provided during registration. Please add me to your email contacts today to ensure that you received all necessary class communication. 7. May 3 A New Century and New Crisis Chapter 28 & InQuizitive ? Discussion Board #4 Due on 5/5 • InQuizitive • “Unrequired Points” Exams 1 & 2 Due: 8: May. 10 Deadline: Wed., May 5th (11:59PM) Deadline: Wed., May 5th (11:59PM) Last day to submit exams- Saturday, May 8th by End of Day (11:59PM) FINALS WEEK! Monday, May 10th by End of Day (11:59PM) Departmental Research [Two submission opportunities are provided to Paper Due give students the flexibility to review their Safe Assign report immediately after uploading to make any necessary corrections within 72 hours and resubmit.] Exam 3: Chps. 24, 25 & 28 7 • • Exam 3 Due: Thursday, May 13th by End of Day (11:59PM) Important Dates SPRING 2021 2nd EIGHT WEEK SCHEDULE March 22 (Monday) Classes Begin March 27 (Saturday) 6th Class Day (Certification Date) April 2 (Friday) Holiday April 5 (Monday) Classes Resume April 28 (Wednesday)* Last Day to Withdraw* May 11-13 (Tuesday thru Final Exams Thursday) May 13 (Thursday) Session Ends May 16 (Sunday) Last Day for faculty to submit grades electronically through eConnect to the Registrar's Office. May Graduation Ceremony dates may vary at the colleges depending on space available. COURSE POLICIES: Missed Exams There are three (3) exams that will cover several assigned readings, i.e. journal articles & textbook. Exams may vary in assessment methods, such as true and false, multiple choice and essay. Each exam has a total 100-point value. There are NO makeup exams in this course. This course implements a “missed exam policy” that will replace one (1) missing exam with the exam average of the other two (2) course exams. If more than one exam is missing, the other grade(s) will be replaced with an earned zero grade. Also, if a student has an exam average of 80% or higher, he or she can opt. out of the final exam with a written email request to the professor along with their calculated average, ex. Exam 1- 76 + Exam 2- 88= Exam Average 82%. Once an exam has been taken, the grade cannot be retroactively forfeited. Communication/Contact I encourage you to communicate with me about any issue you have regarding the class either during office hours or by e-mail. (My e-mail address is: ) You required to include your class’s meeting time or course number in the 8 Subject Line of your e-mail, example- HIST 1302-31001 INET. The earlier you bring issues or concerns to my attention, the earlier it can be addressed and possibly not have a significant impact on your grade. If you have an issue that you would like to discuss in person, please make arrangements with me so that we can address your concerns in a timely manner. Please be advised that any e-mail sent after 8PM may not be responded to until the next day. I will attempt to respond to e-mail correspondences within 48 hours. Also, due to the risk of computer viruses, I will NOT open any e-mail that does not contain a subject-line (see above). E-mail with blank subject-lines will be instantly deleted. Also, to ensure proper and expedient communication, provide a salutation that includes your first and last name. Technical Support Read Carefully: If for any reason [Lost connection during your exam due to Blackboard issues; Cannot locate SafeAssign Report; Do not see preview after uploading paper; Cannot properly download the Respondus Lockdown Browser; Having difficulties on Blackboard; Have a technical issue question; Having issues on the DCCCD or Cedar Valley Campus website; Having difficulties uploading video (see Yuja at F.A.Q.)/audio assignment; or Any other technical issue I’m missing]… You have 30 minutes from the time of the technical issue to contact DCCCD technical support by phone or email, i.e. Contact tech support immediately (Not Me) if you are having any type of technical issue (see below): Web support: Phone support: 1-866-374-7169 Note: Once you have made contact with tech support, it is your responsibility to document that conversation with the ticket reference number that you will be provided or save the email correspondence that will be emailed to you for your documentation and my verification if requested. Any request for assignment extensions or redos will denied without this documentation on the day of and at the time of the incident. Unrequired Points A maximum of 20 points may be acquired at any time during the calendar semester on the specifically listed community service opportunities below. Each are worth 10 points, except volunteerism (20 points total). Dated proof of participation will be required, i.e. Stamp, current photo, or written documentation. • Blood Donation: On or off campus… Carter Blood Drive, Red Cross, or local hospital • HIV and AIDS screening: On or off campus [Note: Redact your results they are not important to me.] • Current Voter Participation: Local, State or National • 3 Hours of volunteerism at an approved location only that affords you the opportunity to engage with 9 living history (email me your interest and approach with caution due to COVID-19) 1. Nursing Home 2. Retirement Community 3. Senior Center S. B. Y. D. Stop Before You Drop: Under a Texas law (TEC Section 51.907), if you drop too many classes without having an acceptable reason, your GPA could be affected. Be sure you understand how this law may affect you before you drop a class. The law applies to students who enroll in a Texas public institution of higher education (including the colleges of DCCCD) for the first time in spring 2018 or later. Under this law, you may not drop more than six classes without an acceptable reason during your entire undergraduate career without penalty. For more information, please see our catalog or read Facts About Dropping Classes. If you drop or withdraw before the official drop/withdrawal deadline, you will receive a grade of W (Withdraw) in each class dropped until the seventh unacceptable drop. You will earn a grade of WF for the seventh unacceptable drop, and each unacceptable drop after that. A grade of WF will be calculated in your GPA as an F. The deadline for receiving a W is indicated on the academic calendar and the current class schedule. For more information, you may access: raw.aspx The Dallas County Community Colleges will charge additional tuition to students registering the third or subsequent time for a course. This class may not be repeated for the third or subsequent time without paying the additional tuition. Third attempts include courses taken at any of the Dallas County Community Colleges since the fall 2002 semester. More information is available at: ult.aspx Financial Aid Certification of Attendance You must attend and participate in your on-campus or online course(s) in order to receive federal financial aid. Your instructor is required by law to validate your attendance in 10 your on-campus or online course for you to receive financial aid. You must participate in an academic related activity pertaining to the course such as but not limited to the following examples: initiating contact with your instructor to ask a question about the academic subject studied in the course; submitting an academic assignment; taking an exam; completing an interactive tutorial; participating in computer-assisted instruction; attending a study group that is assigned by the instructor; or participating in an online discussion about academic matters relating to the course. Electronics I do not allow computers, tablets, recorders or cell phones as a means of note taking in my class. To avoid being a distraction or disturbance to me or your classmates, please take notes in a traditional paper/pen manor. Please turn off all cellphones, or put them on silent while in class, and remove them from your desk. I will take your blatant disregard as a sign of disrespect if this request is not adhered to. Courtesy As members of this class, I expect you to help foster an environment conducive to learning and discussion. Please refrain from talking or causing other disturbances in class. If you must leave early on a particular day, sit near the back of the room, and exit quietly. Similarly, if you must arrive late to class, enter quietly and sit near the back. If someone around you is disturbing you, I encourage you to ask him or her nicely to stop. If this becomes a persistent issue, please see me. This is a college-level class, I will treat each of you as adults, unless I am given reason to do otherwise. The entirety of class is important, and I will not keep you past your class time, so please do not begin packing up before class is over. Evaluations and Suggestions I am always open to any suggestions you might have about how the course can be improved throughout the semester. Occasionally, I will utilize the participation assignments explained above to survey you about certain aspects of the course; those contributions on your part will naturally be anonymous. Always feel free to offer suggestions and criticisms either to me in person or by sending me a note (anonymously if you wish) or e-mail. I believe that students have valuable ideas to offer, and the sooner you speak up the sooner I can take you input into account. Disclaimer This syllabus is not a legal contract. The professor and Cedar Valley College reserve the right to alter the course content, including schedule, in the interest of promoting their educational mission. Any such changes will be announced in advance and during class 11 whenever possible. If a student is absent, it is his/her responsibility to get any announcements from another student. All course materials created by the professor remain the intellectual property of J. Brotherton, and any use of these materials other than for educational purposes by students currently registered in this class may be a violation of copyright laws. Tutoring Services All tutoring is available on a "drop in" basis; however, if you would like to make an appointment for a specific time, please call 972-860-2974. We encourage you to make an appointment for all written assignments. During each visit to the center, you will use your student ID# to sign in and out on our computer at the front desk. More information is available at: Services/TutoringServices/default.aspx INSTITUTIONAL POLICIES: Academic Advising Academic Advising is a collaborative educational process whereby students and their advisors are partners in meeting the students' academic, personal, and career goals. This partnership is a process that is built over the student’s entire educational career at Cedar Valley College. We encourage you to meet with an advisor early during registration so you will have plenty of time to plan a schedule that works for you. Academic Advisors are located in building “L”, and can be reached at (972) 860-0806. Educational planning is available to all students. First time in college students must meet with academic advisors prior to enrolling in classes; however, continuing students may choose to see faculty advisors, faculty counselors, and/or program coordinators after classes begin. All parties have clear responsibilities for ensuring a successful partnership. For more information, you may access: tServices/AcademicAdvising/Pictures/AdvisingSyllabus.pdf Welcome Center 12 The Cedar Valley College Welcome Center staff are available Monday-Thursday, 8:30am-7pm, Friday 8:30am-5pm to answer any general questions you may have. The main CVC telephone line for general information is (972) 860-0816. Academic Honesty Academic honesty is expected, and integrity is valued in the Dallas County Community Colleges. Scholastic dishonesty is a violation of the Code of Student Conduct. Scholastic dishonesty includes, but is not limited to, cheating on a test, plagiarism, and collusion. See Also Student Code of Conduct. For the purposes of this class, in addition to the definition in the Student Code of Conduct, plagiarism will include the following: 1) Any sentence or passage submitted by a student that contains five or more copied sequential words without citation from any source. 2) The usage of any material that you have submitted for any other class, including any earlier version of this class. (That is, if you have taken my class before, are taking it again, and you submit the same item from the earlier class, you have committed plagiarism.) Items on which students have violated the academic honesty policy will receive a zero (0) and will not be eligible to be revised, re-submitted, or retaken. ADA Statement If you are a student with a disability and/or special needs who requires accommodations, please contact the college Disability Services Office at 972-860-8119. Emergency Alert Sign up for DCCCD Emergency Alerts to receive a textmessage, e-mail and/or phone call when there is an unscheduled evacuation or closure of a DCCCD campus or office because of weather closures, utility outages, police or other emergencies. Subscribing is free, but standard text message charges from your cell phone provider will apply. Please refer to: aspx Financial Aid 13 Students who are receiving any form of financial aid should check with the Financial Aid Office prior to withdrawing from classes. Withdrawals may affect your eligibility to receive further aid and could cause you to be in a position of repayment for the current semester. Students who fail to attend or participate after the drop date are also subject to this policy. Health Center Basic first aid for minor cuts, scrapes, insect stings, and heat, etc. • • • • • • • • • • Over-the-counter medications for headaches, fever, seasonal allergies, and colds Over-the-counter medications for mild allergic reactions Emergency sanitary pads Blood Pressure check Coordination with outside health agencies such as Carter Blood Care; Dallas County Health Dept. (HIV/STD testing--free, twice a semester); UT Southwestern mobile mammography; Immunizations once a month for children

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