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History 201 – U.S. History Part I
Professor Joshua Ockman
The Most important thing I’ll mention
today…
• The Class Website is at:
– http://jockman.x10.mx
• Lecture outlines, Reviews, Corrections, etc. will all
be posted there.
• All material for this class will be under “Darbonne
Woods”
What does this class cover?
• American History, up to at least the Civil War,
as well as certain events in Europe that effect
or influence the U.S.
How will the material be covered?
• Lecture – lots and lots of lecture
• If you want the class to be more interesting,
you must participate
• Questions, comments, opinions, and
discussion are all welcome – as long as it stays
on topic
How will we divide it up? (Tentative)
• Test 1:
– Colonization to The American Revolution
• Test 2:
– Creation of a New Nation to About 1840, Industrial
Revolution
• Test 3:
– Cultural & Scientific Movements, The MexicanAmerican War to the Civil War (possibly through
Reconstruction)
• Test 4:
– Cumulative Final
Speaking of Tests…
• 4 Exams
– Three 100 Point Exams
– One 125 Point Final
• Multiple Choice
• True/False
• Bonus Essay
Review Day
• The class period before an exam is Review day
• We will discuss the primary events, people,
and ideas that will appear on the exam.
• This is the day for questions
• NO questions about test material will
answered on test day.
Then there’s the Quizzes..
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5-10 Quizzes
5-10 Questions a piece
Take home
Open notebook
Accepted by E-mail only
Worth 25 Points
And the Presentation
• Chose a movie from the Time period of the class
• Discuss the Historical Accuracy or Inaccuracy of
the Film
• Movie Approved by October 1st
• 5-10 minutes long
• Some kind of Visual Aid (PowerPoint, Poster
board, etc.)
• May present as a group
– (no more than four presenters per group)
Adding it all up
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Quizzes……………………………..25
Presentation..……………………50
Exam 1………………………….…100
Exam 2………………………….…100
Exam 3………………………….…100
Final Exam…………………….…125
Total Points:………………….…500
Contacting your Professor
• E-Mail Addresses:
– For Questions: [email protected]
– For Assignments: [email protected]
• E-mail Etiquette
– All E-mails MUST be in this format:
• Subject line: [School Name] [Class Name] [Class Hour]
[Current Year] [Your Name]
– Example: Darbonne American History First Hour 2014 John
Smith
• E-mails that ignore this will go unanswered
Extra Credit is available
• Bonus – Short Term Paper:
– 25 Pts (You may write two papers for a total of 50
pts)
– 7 Pages based on an approved historical topic
– All topics must pertain to the time period covered
in this class (Nothing can be after AD 1700)
Classroom Policies
• Wikipedia is not an acceptable resource for any project in this class. You
will receive no credit for any assignment that you use Wikipedia.
• Plagiarism – If I discover a paper has been copied (especially from a
website) it will be tossed out without a grade.
• Cheating – Anyone caught cheating on an exam receives an automatic
zero
• Cell Phones – There are only two reasons a cell phone should be seen
during my lecture
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You have placed it on my desk to record the lecture
You are taking a picture of the current PowerPoint on the screen.
Besides these two exceptions, phones should disappear until I finish speaking
If I see a phone out during a test – that phone is banned from class until the semester
ends
Questions?
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