Collin College- Central Park Campus Department of History HIST

Collin College- Central Park Campus
Department of History
HIST 1302 2C1 - United States History II May 2014
Course Number: HIST1302
Course Title: United States History II
Instructor’s Name: James R. Reynolds
Office Number: CPC B-342
Office Hours: “By appointment only” arraigned through Blackboard email
Phone Number: 972.548.6550
Email: [email protected] – during the semester use Blackboard email only
Class Information:
Section Number:
Meeting Times:
Meeting Location:
Monday through Thursday 0800 (8:00 AM) to 1000 (10:00
AM) July 14 through July 26 2014;
Monday through Friday 0800 (8:00 AM) to 1000 (10:00 AM)
July 27 through August 09 2014;
Monday and Tuesday 0800 (8:00 AM) to 1000 (10:00 AM)
August 11 and 12.
Central Park (McKinney) Campus, Room B115
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.
Course Credit Hours:
Lecture Hours: 3
Placement Assessment(s): N/A
Prerequisite: Placement in ENGL1301; College-Level Reading.
Concurrent Enrollment:
Note: The instructor reserves the right to make modifications to this syllabus. If such changes are made, they will be
provided to the students through Blackboard using either an “Announcement” or email.
Course Resources:
There are several additional readings required for this course. All are available on the
Blackboard portion of this course and are provided to the student using Adobe Acrobat at no
additional cost.
Course Supplies:
The following textbook is recommended but not required:
America: A Narrative History (Ninth Edition, Volume I) by George Brown Tindall and David E.
Shi. ISBN: 978-0-393-91265-4.
Daily textbook readings are based on the 9th edition.
Any 9th Edition of America: A Narrative History is acceptable including an eBook or a rented
version of the 9th edition of the book.
Students are required to provide adequate note taking supplies (paper, pen or pencil), a Scantron
Form No. 882-E and number 2 pencils for the final exam.
Students must have access to a reliable internet connection. The technical requirements for this
course are the same as those for an online or hybrid course: to find the minimum system
requirements for this course visit
Student Learning Outcomes:
Upon successful completion of this course, students should be able to do the following:
1. Create an argument through the use of historical evidence.
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.
Attendance Policy:
The Collin College catalogue states, “Regular classroom attendance is expected of all students.
Professors determine class attendance requirements; therefore, students should ascertain each
professor’s attendance policy on the first day of the class. Students who receive Department of
Veterans Affairs educational benefits must conform to attendance and academic standards as
established by the college. It is the veteran’s responsibility to understand this policy.”
Students must attend no less than 80% of all class meetings (“Class Information - Meeting
Times” above) during the semester to be eligible for any extra credit or curves that may be
offered or awarded during the semester.
Students who are not present in the class when the roll is taken will be considered absent for the
entire period regardless of when the student actually arrives in the classroom.
During the Summer Semester I take roll twice each day, once during the first hour and again
during the last hour of class: students must be present for both roll calls to be considered present
for the entire period.
If a student misses class it is that student’s responsibility to get the notes from a classmate.
Additional notes will be required to do well in this course: relying only on the text readings and
the Powerpoints WILL NOT ensure a passing grade in this course.
Students are expected to arrive on time for class and through the entire class session without
getting up and returning for water or to visit the restroom.
Students are also expected to be attentive – if you have to rest your head on your desk, your arms
or your books, leave the class as unobtrusively as possible and return fully rested and prepared
Note: The instructor reserves the right to make modifications to this syllabus. If such changes are made, they will be
provided to the students through Blackboard using either an “Announcement” or email.
for the next class period. If you are caught sleeping, you will be asked to leave the classroom
and you will not receive credit for attending that session.
I will end class on time.
Students are responsible for officially withdrawing themselves from the course; failure to do so
will result in a performance grade of "F".
Withdrawal Policy: “See the current Collin Registration Guide for the last day to withdraw. “
Americans with Disabilities Act:
Collin College will adhere to all applicable federal, state and local laws, regulations and
guidelines with respect to providing reasonable accommodations as required to afford equal
opportunity. It is the student’s responsibility to contact the ACCESS office, CPC-D118I or
972.548.6816 (V/TTD: 972.881.5950) to arrange for appropriate accommodations. See the
current Collin Student Handbook for additional information.
Collin College Academic Policies:
“See the current Collin Student Handbook.”
Academic Ethics (Scholastic Dishonesty):
Every member of the Collin College community is expected to maintain the highest standards of
academic integrity. Collin College may initiate disciplinary proceedings against a student
accused of scholastic dishonesty. Scholastic dishonesty includes, but is not limited to,
statements, acts, or omissions related to applications for enrollment or the award of a degree,
and/or the submission as one’s own work material that is not one’s own. Scholastic dishonesty
may involve, but is not limited to, one or more of the following acts: cheating, plagiarism,
collusion, use of annotated texts or teacher’s editions, use of information about exams posted on
the Internet or electronic medium, and/or falsifying academic records. While specific examples
are listed below, this is not an exhaustive list and scholastic dishonesty may encompass other
conduct, including any conduct through electronic or computerized means:
 Plagiarism is the use of an author’s words or ideas as if they were one’s own without
giving credit to the source, including, but not limited to, failure to acknowledge a direct
 Cheating is the willful giving or receiving of information in an unauthorized manner
during an examination; collaborating with another student during an examination without
authority; using, buying, selling, soliciting, stealing, or otherwise obtaining course
assignments and/or examination questions in advance; copying computer or Internet files;
using someone else’s work for assignments as if it were one’s own; or any other
dishonest means of attempting to fulfill the requirements of a course.
 Collusion is intentionally or unintentionally aiding or attempting to aid another in an act
of scholastic dishonesty, including but not limited to, failing to secure academic work;
providing a paper or project to another student; providing an inappropriate level of
assistance; communicating answers to a classmate about an examination or any other
course assignment; removing tests or answer sheets from a test site; and allowing a
classmate to copy answers.
In cases where an incident report has been filed for alleged violation of scholastic dishonesty,
faculty are requested to delay posting a grade, for the academic work in question, until the Dean
Note: The instructor reserves the right to make modifications to this syllabus. If such changes are made, they will be
provided to the students through Blackboard using either an “Announcement” or email.
of Student’s Office renders an administrative decision of the case. Students found responsible
for scholastic dishonesty offenses will receive an authorized disciplinary penalty from the Dean
of Students Office. The student may also receive an academic penalty in the course where the
scholastic dishonesty took place. The professor will determine the appropriate academic penalty.
Method of Evaluation:
24 Quizzes
3 Exams
1 Paper (Response Piece)
2 Discussion
1 Debate
400 points
300 points
100 points
100 points
100 Points
The student’s final course grade will reflect the total amount of points as calculated above with
the following corresponding letter grades below:
A= 90.00 and higher
B= 80.00-89.99
C= 70-79.99
D= 60-69.99
F= 0-59.99
For more detailed information concerning the specific instructions and expectations for each type
of assignment see the “Methods of Evaluation” in the Course Documents section of Blackboard.
Course Calendar:
Week 01: Monday, 14 July to Saturday 19 July 2014
 Lectures:
 Introduction
1. PPT01 Reconstruction - Setting the Stage
2. PPT02 Corruption Compromise and the End of Reconstruction
3. PPT03 Monopoly and the Robber Barons
4. PPT04 The Gilded Age - Episodes in Labor History 1886 - 1894
5. PPT05 Populism
6. PPT06 The War of 1898
7. PPT07 Theodore Roosevelt and the Progressive Era
8. PPT08 World War I Part 1
 Lecture Quizzes 1 through 4
 Reading Quizzes 1 through 4
 Exam 1 – Covers Power Point Reviews 01 through 07
Week 02: Sunday 20 July to Saturday 26 July 2014
 Lectures:
9. PPT09 World War I Part 2
10. PPT10 Harding and Coolidge
11. PPT11 - The 1920s and the Myth of Isolationism
12. PPT12 - The Great Depression
13. PPT13 - Herbert Hoover & The Great Depression
14. PPT14 - FDR and the New Deal
 Lecture Quizzes 5 through 7
Note: The instructor reserves the right to make modifications to this syllabus. If such changes are made, they will be
provided to the students through Blackboard using either an “Announcement” or email.
 Reading Quizzes 5 through 8
Week 03: Sunday 27 July to Saturday 02 August 2014
 Lectures:
15. PPT15 – World War II Part 1
16. PPT16 – World War II Part 2
17. PPT17 – World War II Part 3
18. PPT18 – Harry Truman the Beginning of the Cold War and the US Presidency
19. PPT19 – The Eisenhower Years
20. PPT20 – The Warren Court and the Civil Rights Movement
21. PPT21 – JFK_The Other Side of Camelot
22. PPT22 – Lyndon Johnson and the Great Society
 Lecture Quizzes 08 through 09
 Reading Quizzes 09 through 10
 Discussions 01
 Exam 2 – Covers Power Point Reviews 09 through 18
 Response Piece 01 – Amendment XVII
Week 04: Sunday 03 August to Saturday 09 August 2014
 Lectures:
23. PPT23 – The Cold War, Vietnam 1946 to 1975
24. PPT24 – The Civil Rights Movement
25. PPT25 – The 1970s Malaise
26. PPT26 – The Reagan Administration
27. PPT27 – From Liberty to Democracy
 Lecture Quizzes 10 & 11
 Reading Quizzes 11 & 12
 Discussion 02
Week 05: Saturday 09 August to Tuesday 12 August 2014
 Lecture Quizzes 12
 Exam 03
 Debate
For a detailed schedule see the Class Schedule available in the Course Documents folder of
I cannot emphasize enough that running into technical issues or personal problems at the last
minute does not warrant an extension of the due date or time. Unless otherwise specifically
indicated all items are due by 11:59PM on the date and day specified in the Course Schedule and
can be done early to prevent issues.
Classroom Policies:
1. Wireless Technology
a) During Normal Class: Please keep all cell phones, pagers, etc. on silent or vibrate.
b) If your cell phone goes off during class, please turn it off.
c) If you must take a phone call during class, please inform me prior to the beginning of
d) No IPODS, MP-3 players, blue tooth or other earphone listening devices (unless needed
for ADA purposes).
Note: The instructor reserves the right to make modifications to this syllabus. If such changes are made, they will be
provided to the students through Blackboard using either an “Announcement” or email.
e) Please ask the instructor for permission to audio-tape the lectures. No video-taping or still
photography of the class is permitted (unless needed for ADA purposes).
f) Due to distractions and misuse during class, NO LAPTOPS or electronic devices are
permitted! Please refer to the Collin Student Handbook, Section 7-2.4 (p. 190) S (page
195) for questions regarding this matter. You need to be taking notes!
g) During exams and quizzes all electronic and wireless devices should be TURNED OFF
and put away.
h) TEXTING (or using ones electronic device without permission) will not be tolerated.
You will be counted as absent for texting during class and asked to leave.
2. Good listening skills, good note taking and participation in class discussions are essential for
this class. This means you can’t or shouldn’t be multi-tasking while in this class. Reading the
newspaper, listening to music, surfing the web, talking to other students, sleeping and/or
studying for other classes during this class is disrespectful to the professor and other students. If
you need to do any of the above, skip the class and get the notes from a trusted classmate.
3. Please remember that according to FERPA (the Federal Educational Rights Privacy Act of
1974, aka, the Buckely Amendment), I cannot discuss your grades with anyone other than you
unless you grant me written permission to do so on each occassion. This law also means that I
can only discuss your grades via email through your cougarmail address or Blackboard email
which are considered to meet the privacy standards of FERPA.
4. Please do not hesitate to consult with the professor concerning any matter related to the
course. Please do not wait until you are in trouble. The Writing Center, Library and Computer
Labs are excellent sources of assistance and tutoring can usually be arranged through the Writing
Center and the Library.
5. Please feel free to email the instructor. The preferred method for communicating with the
instructor is through Blackboard email. If Blackboard is down and you are forced to email me
using another method the only acceptable method is through the use of the student’s Cougarmail.
When emailing me at [email protected] (again use this method ONLY if Blackboard or
Blackboard email in down) please include HIST 1302-MC1 in the subject line. Because of
security concerns, I will not respond to emails without that in the subject line.
Your progress in this course can be tracked through Blackboard. Blackboard is accessible
1. using your browser to go directly to the Blackboard login page at
a. Enter that part of your Courgarmail account that precedes the @ sign;
b. Your password should be the last six (6) numbers of your College Wide ID (CWID).
c. Select HIST-1302-MC1 United States History II
2. the “MY COURSES” tab of CougarWeb.
a. Log in to CougarWeb.
b. Click on the “MY COURSES” tab on the main CougarWeb page.
c. Click on “Click here to” under “My Courses”.
d. Click on “American History II.”
Note: The instructor reserves the right to make modifications to this syllabus. If such changes are made, they will be
provided to the students through Blackboard using either an “Announcement” or email.
Technical Support:
Technical support for Blackboard is available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, and 365 days a
year. You may contact technical support toll-free by calling 972-377-1777.
Student Information: Students can obtain their CougarWeb ID's from
using their CWID and PIN#. It is imperative that students know their PIN# to keep login issues
at a minimum.
If YOU Need Help: First, contact the professor just prior to or immediately after class or use
Blackboard email to inform the instructor of the problem to set up an appointment for assistance.
Professors are here to help and talk with you about the course. I urge you to take advantage of
this opportunity. Taking the time to get to know your professor can have a positive impact on
your experience in the course.
Collin College provides free tutoring for all students! The provided tutoring can be either group
or online. If you are interested in free tutoring, please see Sonia Castillo in D117 and fill out a
Tutor Request Form. You can also do it online at
You can receive assistance on your Writing Assignment by making an appointment with the
Writing Center in A104. They can help you get started and they can really help if you bring a
rough draft. If you make an appointment and work with the Writing Center for your paper, you
will receive 5 bonus points. The Writing Center also provides a series of workshops. And don’t
forget the Library; the librarians are ready, willing and able to help you in locating resources.
Final Considerations:
Communication between the student and the instructor is essential to the success of both the
student and to the instructor. Students should log on to Blackboard at least once a day to check
email and announcements.
I will not reply to emails sent from an email service other than those provided by the college,
either Blackboard email or Cougarmail. If you use yahoo, gmail, hotmail, etc. Students, during
the semester, are required and expected to use Blackboard email to communicate with the
instructor. I check Blackboard numerous time during the day and on weekends but I do not
always check other school emails except early in the morning and anything sent later in the day
has a good chance of remaining unseen until the next day or the following Monday morning.
I do not check course emails between 2200 (10:00 PM) and 0700 (7:00 AM). If you have
problems with an assignment after 2200 (10:00 PM) there is a good chance I will not see the
email until after 0700 (7:00 AM) the following morning and I will not reset the quiz and I will
not provide extra time for the student to complete the assignment, whatever the assignment may
be, in cases such as this. All assignments are available for completion and submission the entire
week – get your work done early so you do not miss an assignment because problems.
A student who needs a quiz or exam reset and who sends an email requesting that the assignment
be reset should check back frequently to see if the assignment has been reset. I try to send an
email confirming that the quiz has been reset but students should also check the quiz itself to see
if it has been reset. If I reset a quiz and the student does not get the quiz completed by the due
Note: The instructor reserves the right to make modifications to this syllabus. If such changes are made, they will be
provided to the students through Blackboard using either an “Announcement” or email.
date and time – regardless of the time I received or the student sent the email – I will not reset or
provide extended time for the student to take that quiz or exam.
Do not wait until after 2200 (10:00 PM) on the due date or after the availability period for an
assignment has passed to notify the instructor of problems or difficulties. Once the availability
period has expired, or if the notification is sent after I have stopped checking my email on
evening of the assignment due date, or if I fail to see the email until after the availability period
is complete, I will not reset the quiz or allow extra time for the student to complete the
assignment. All quizzes and exams are available for a minimum of three days so get you work
done early in case you run in to problems.
I have never made a grading decision change without first consulting my students and explaining
1) why I want or need to make the change; 2) how that change will benefit the students (I will
never make a change that will harm the class); and 3) the exact specifications of the change.
However, the instructor does reserve the right to make modifications to this grading system. If
such changes are made, they will be provided to the students through Blackboard.
Note: The instructor reserves the right to make modifications to this syllabus. If such changes are
made, they will be provided to the students through Blackboard using either an “Announcement”
or email.
Note: The instructor reserves the right to make modifications to this syllabus. If such changes are made, they will be
provided to the students through Blackboard using either an “Announcement” or email.
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