Summer Session II, 2017

 

History/PoliSci Links

 

Instructions for using turnitin.com

 

MonsterMail Info/FAQ

 

 

Life in College – READ THESE LINKS!

Top Ten things professors do NOT want to hear

Tips for First-Year Students

High School v. College

This class begins on TUESDAY, June 27, 2017

 


History 102 – US History since 1865

COURSE SYLLABUS

Section 7110   M-F    9:00 AM   Academic Programs Building, Rm. 209

 

Course Description

The United States since 1865. This course of study includes units on industrialization, the development of the west, the progressive era, World War I, the depression, World War II, the Cold War and recent American history. Significant economic and social developments are placed in their historical context. 

 

Course Resources

Required Books

Web Sites and Instructions

Schultz, Kevin M. HIST, 4rd Edition (Complete or Volume 2: Since 1865).  Third Edition IS acceptable.

Maier, Pauline. Declaration of Independence and US Constitution.  Please bring this to class regularly!

http://eacfaculty.org/history/(This Web Site)

http://www.turnitin.com/

http://www.remind.com

Remind is a one-way text messaging and email system that allows me to send brief notices to your phone and/or email address of your choice.  You must JOIN in order to receive these messages. I CANNOT enroll you in the system.

To join Remind, visit https://www.remind.com/join/his102a.

Follow this link to view prior messages sent out via Remind.

Follow these instructions for joining and using Turnitin.com

Use this Class ID:            15319634

Use this Password:       Section7110

(note capital S and no space in the password)

 

ADDITIONAL Course Information - Read ALL links very carefully!

v Example Citation and Bibliography Format

v Sample ID (A Helpful Document)

 

Class Updates, Exam Date Announcements and Exam Study Guides will be emailed to you at your EAC MonsterMail email account. Be sure to check your email REGULARLY for important class information. Visit the EAC main web page if you are unfamiliar with MonsterMail.

 

Assignment & Exam Dates

July 5*

SHORT IDENTIFICATION – Jacob Riis  ßClick link for instructions

July 7 or 10

Possible Dates for First Exam (July 7 is most likely)

July 11*

SHORT IDENTIFICATION – Second Battle of the Marne (July-August 1918)  ßClick link for instructions

July 14*

PRIMARY SOURCE PAPER – Source: Hoover Hits Back  ßClick link for primary document and instructions

July 18 or 19

Possible Dates for Second Exam (July 18 is most likely)

July 19*

SHORT IDENTIFICATION – Dwight D. Eisenhower  ßClick link for instructions

July 27

Third Exam (May occur on same day as final exam if class does not finish in time)

July 28

OPPORTUNITY 2 IMPROVE YOUR GRADE - Course Evaluation Confirmation

July 28

Final Exam

*For written papers, the date listed is the TURNITIN.COM due date. All papers must be uploaded prior to 11:59PM.

 

Course Schedule/Lecture Outlines

Each lecture is approximately one week of material during the course of a regular semester.

You will note that my lecture outlines DO NOT necessarily follow the same outline as your text.

 

Lecture

Text from Power Point Presentations  -  These are text files that you can print or copy into a word processor, and use for note-taking.

1

The Rise of Industry

2

The Growth of the City

3

The "Old" West

4

Politics of the Gilded Age

5

American Imperialism

6

The Progressive Era

7

World War I

8

The 1920s

9

The Depression and the New Deal

10

World War II (Part A)   -   (Part B)   -   (Part C)

11

America During the 1950s (Part A)   -   (Part B)

12

The Turbulent ‘60s

13

The Crises of the ‘70s

14

The “Reagan Revolution”

15

Clinton Between the Bushes

 

CLASS REQUIREMENTS AND RULES

 

PART 1 - WORK THAT IS REQUIRED IN THIS CLASS

 

1 – EXAMS (SEE ALSO: “Exam Rules” in the How to Pass This Class section below)

          There are three classroom exams and a cumulative final exam that are each worth 100 points, or approximately 18% of your overall grade.

          Dates for the first and second classroom exams are fluid, and exams will be scheduled as needed, depending upon when the class reaches the end of the material to be covered on that exam.

 

2 – HOMEWORK ASSIGNMENTS (Click the LINKS ABOVE for Assignment Instructions)

          WRITTEN ASSIGNMENTS - There are four short homework assignments. Follow the specific assignment links in the Due Dates area above for details. Required assignments are worth 25 points each. At three points during the semester, I will also send to each students’ monstermail an Opportunity to improve your grade (AKA, EXTRA CREDIT). Each Opportunity may be submitted for 10 points. Failure to do Opportunities will NOT hurt your grade (because they are EXTRA).

                    SEE ALSO: Section 4, “Turning in (and Late) Assignments” in the How to Pass This Class section below.

 

3 – POTENTIAL “OUTSIDE ASSIGNMENTS”

          Occasionally, usually if classes have to be cancelled, an “outside assignment” may be assigned. Such assignments will be required, and their points inserted into the grading scale. Instructions for these assignments may vary. They will NOT be regarded as “Extra Credit.”

 

4 - COURSE GRADING

Three Exams - 300 Points (100 Points Each)

Final Cumulative Exam - 100 Points

Written Assignments – 100 Points (25 Points Each)

 

Total - 500 Points

Grading Scale

 

450-500 = A (90% - 100%)

400-449 = B (80% - 89%)

350-399 = C (70% - 79%)

300-349 = D (60% - 69%)

0 - 299 = F (0% - 59%)

 

 

PART 2 - HOW TO PASS THIS CLASS

 

1 – READ

          1.A – READ THIS SYLLABUS

          If you fail to read this syllabus and the related web pages, you will fail this class!

 

          1.B – READ YOUR ASSIGNMENTS

          This is a reading class. History is a reading subject. You are NOT required to bring your textbook to class.  Use it as an exam/homework resource.

 

          1.C –READ YOUR EAC MONSTERMAIL REGULARLY

          Class announcements, grades and potentially even syllabus updates will be sent out via email. You are responsible for any information sent to you at your EAC MONSTERMAIL address.

 

2 – ATTEND CLASSES (OR WITHDRAW!)

          COLLEGE IS VOLUNTARY.  If you do not want to be here, DROP THE CLASS!  There are no grades for attendance, although I do record it.  Read the Attendance and Tardiness policy in the General Catalog.

 

          2.A – HOW I TAKE ATTENDANCE

1)    At the beginning of the class period, I take attendance using a seating chart. BE IN YOUR CHOSEN SEAT.

 

2)    If you are not in your seat when I take attendance, you are recorded as absent.

 

3)    If you come in after class begins, you may inform me AFTER CLASS that you were tardy.  YOU MUST INFORM ME!!  I WILL NOT GIVE YOU TARDY CREDIT UNLESS YOU TALK TO ME AFTER CLASS!!!

 

4)    If you LEAVE EARLY without informing me prior to class that you will be leaving early, you will be marked absent.

 

          2.B – POLICY ON COURSE WITHDRAWAL

          Students may withdraw themselves at any time from a summer session course. If you decide you no longer wish to be in the class, YOU must initiate a course withdrawal. It is YOUR responsibility to manage your academic career.

 

          HOWEVER, I also reserve the right to initiate an instructor withdrawal: I may drop you from the class for non-participation/non-attendance.  My general rule of thumb is if you are not participating, AND if you miss three classes in a row, or a total of four classes.

 

3 - STUDY AND BE PREPARED FOR THE EXAMINATIONS

          3.A – IS THIS GOING TO BE ON THE TEST?

It is important for you to know more than just “the right answers.”  I will give you a few hints, however, on how to study for exams:

   WHAT YOU SHOULD LOOK FOR WHEN STUDYING

1)    ANY and ALL non-classroom assignments (including OPPORTUNITY assignments) are VERY LIKELY TO BE ON THE TESTS!

 

2)    ALL Video Presentations (movies) are testable.  Take notes!  Videos USUALLY supplement and reiterate what is taught in lecture.  However, some videos are NOT repetitive of the lectures.  TAKE NOTES!

 

3)    For lecture material, there is one basic rule.  If it is NOT in the PowerPoint presentation (or written on the board), it is NOT on the test.  If it is in the PowerPoint presentation (or written on the board), it is testable, but that does not guarantee it will be there!

Ø  DO NOT rely solely on the PowerPoint!  Sometimes, I will have a BRIEF MENTION of a topic on the slide, but I will discuss it in detail.  Take notes on the DETAILS! All PowerPoint presentations are available ON THIS WEB SITE!

 

          3.B – EXAM RULES

   IF YOU MISS AN EXAM

1)         If you miss an exam for an OFFICIAL absence (excused by EAC Administration) or an absence excused BY ME (Dr. Lukens), you will have ONE WEEK to make up that exam. If you do not make up the exam within that week, see point 2 below.

Ø  To make up an exam under these circumstances, make an appointment either at the beginning of one of my office hours or during one of my IRA hours (see http://www.eacfaculty.org/history/schedule.htm).

Ø  All make up exams need to be scheduled when I have a free academic hour (50 minutes). Any less than that and you will not have time to complete the exam.

 

2)         All other make-up exams must be arranged with me for the END OF THE SEMESTER. This is meant to discourage you from missing exams!

Ø  You will be contacted via EAC MonsterMail to make arrangements during the last week of the regular semester or final exam week.

 

   EXAM IMPROVEMENT SCORE

1)         If your classroom exam scores improve from the first to the third, I will average your three exam grades and take the difference between that average and your first exam grade and add that difference to your grade.  This will appear as “Exam Improvement Score” on your grade.  This will occur ONLY if your FIRST exam score is your LOWEST score.

 

   REGULAR TESTING PROCEDURES

1)         Students are expected to arrive on time before the examination is to start.  Students arriving more than 10 minutes after the start of the exam will NOT be permitted into the classroom (see “If You Miss An Exam” above).

 

2)         All materials MUST be OFF OF THE TABLE during an examination except the exam paper, the answer sheet and a #2 pencil.

 

3)         You MAY NOT leave your seat until you have completed your examination.  If you leave the classroom during the examination, your exam is considered completed and it will be graded as such.

 

4)         There will be absolutely NO electronic devices allowed during the examination.  Cellular telephones and pagers MUST be TURNED OFF.  If you answer your cell phone during an examination, you will be expelled from the exam (see point 3 immediately above).

 

5)         All hats/caps/head coverings MUST be REMOVED during the examination.

 

6)         All exam periods have a 50-minute time limit, regardless of the length of the class.  All exams are due at the end of the 50-minute session.

 

7)         Tests are the property of the college and shall not be removed from the classroom after the examination.

 

8)         Accommodations for students with disabilities must follow guidelines set forth in EAC Policy #5010.02.

 

 

FINAL EXAM TESTING PROCEDURES

   Procedures for the final examination are the same as above, except the time limit is two hours.

 

4 – THINGS THAT MAY IMPACT YOUR FINAL GRADE

          4.A – DUE DATES

   TURNING IN ASSIGNMENTS

1)         ALL papers/assignments are to be submitted to turnitin.com prior to 11:59PM on the due date.

2)         UNDER NO CIRCUMSTANCES are you to EMAIL your paper to me. If there is a LEGITIMATE problem with turnitn.com, contact me first, and we will work to solve the problem, which will include YOU submitting the paper to turnitin.com AFTER the problem is solved.

 

   LATE PAPERS

3)         Written Assignments will be accepted LATE for HALF CREDIT until 11:59PM on THURSDAY, JULY 27.

 

LATE OPPORTUNITY ASSIGNMENTS

4)         Opportunity Assignments will NOT be accepted LATE. There is no extra time for extra credit – it is already EXTRA. You need to get them in on time.

 

WARNING:

DO NOT PROCRASTINATE.

 

If you encounter problems trying to upload assignments, you will NOT solve them at the last minute!!

 

Further, I have NO CONTROL over TURNITIN.COM’s clock, and if you are even 1 SECOND late by their clock it will NOT allow you to upload your paper! PERIOD!

 

If you WAIT, you may be LATE!

 

DO NOT PROCRASTINATE!

 

 

 

          4.B – PASS/FAIL OPTION (AUDIT)

          Since classes graded Pass/Fail DO NOT transfer to any other college/university, I have a bit of leeway on what constitutes a “Pass.”  I have two levels of Pass/Fail:

1)    If you are taking the class for PERSONAL INTEREST ONLY, and you are NOT planning to use the class to fulfill EAC graduation requirements, you will receive a “P” simply for attending class.  You will not need to participate in graded assignments, examinations, etc.

2)    If you ARE planning to use the class to fulfill EAC graduation requirements, you must participate in graded assignments, examinations, etc., and you must receive at least a 60% grade to receive a “P.” Remember, Pass/Fail grades WILL NOT transfer to a university, even if you receive credit for the class toward EAC graduation.

See me if you wish to exercise either of these two options.

 

          4.C – GRACE AND MERCY (PARTICIPATION GRADE)

                    (Grace = receiving something good that you did not deserve/earn. Mercy = NOT receiving something BAD that you DID deserve/earn)

          After finals, I may practice Grace or Mercy, depending upon where your grade is.  BOTH depend upon you having fully participated in the class.

Ø  GRACE: If you are on the down side of a borderline grade (say you have a D+ for example), I will take attendance, classroom participation, late homework and/or your final exam grade into consideration.

1)    If you have perfect or near perfect ATTENDANCE, I might consider awarding you the higher grade.

2)    If you have been an active participant in class discussions, I might consider awarding you the higher grade.

3)    If you complete the final exam with an 80% or better, I might consider awarding your exam grade as (or at least improving) your final grade (as long as attendance and participation factors have also been met).

4)    I will practice GRACE at my discretion.  It is NOT a guarantee!

Ø  MERCY: Continuing from point #3 of the policy on course withdrawal, above:

1)    After the final exam, I MAY consider entering a “W” as your final grade, but ONLY IF you COMPLETED the semester and are still struggling in the class.  This means that you ATTENDED CLASS, took ALL EXAMS, and did ALL REQUIRED ASSIGNMENTS. You must ASK for this consideration, and if you did NOT participate as required, I will likely DENY your request and enter the grade you earned.

2)    I will practice MERCY at my discretion.  It is NOT a guarantee!

 

          4.D – THE “FAMILY EMERGENCY” OR “PERSONAL CRISIS”

          All rules in life are bendable, and I am not inflexible.  Life happens.  If you have a personal crisis at a time when something is due or there is an exam, or if such a crisis causes excessive absences, speak to me.  BUT KEEP IN MIND that I retain the right to use MY DISCRETION as to accepting your excuse.  You need to understand that I may NOT believe you, or I may NOT believe that your crisis is serious enough to hinder your class participation.

 

 

PART 3 - THE FOLLOWING BEHAVIORS ARE PROHIBITED:

But you know all of this already, right?

 

1 – DO NOT CHEAT OR ASSIST OTHERS IN CHEATING (ACADEMIC DISHONESTY)

          Read Eastern Arizona College’s Policy 6400.12, Academic Integrity and see the General Catalog for the Student Code of Conduct.

          1.A - CHEATING

          Policy 6400.12 states:

Cheating includes the use of crib sheets, “cheat sheets,” or discarded computer programs; aid from other persons; copying from another student’s work; and soliciting and giving or receiving unauthorized aid orally, electronically, or in writing. The student will not consult books, notes, calculators, or other materials of any kind during an examination or assignment without the express permission of the instructor.

Cheating applies to HOMEWORK as much as it does to EXAMS.  You may work together on homework, but you MUST submit your OWN answers.  SHARING ANSWERS IS CHEATING, on exams AND homework/research papers.

 

WARNING:

Do not “lend” or “show” your assignments to others.  If you “lend” or “show” your assignments to a “friend” to “give them ideas” and they copy it, YOU WILL BE HELD RESPONSIBLE, and YOU will fail the assignment!

 

WARNING:

DO NOT leave your assignments where someone else can copy them.   YOU are responsible for securing your assignments.  For example, if you save them on a lab computer and someone else uses them, YOU WILL BE HELD RESPONSIBLE, and YOU will fail the assignment!

 

          1.B - PLAGIARISM

          Plagiarism may not be as commonly understood as is cheating.  Policy 6400.12 states:

Plagiarism means presenting someone else’s ideas or words as one’s own. Plagiarism may involve some degree of intent or may be the result of carelessness or ignorance of acceptable forms for citation. Not knowing how or when to cite a source does not excuse an act of plagiarism.

Simply put, plagiarism includes copying from a web site or a past student’s paper, even if you “re-write” the paper in your own words.  Submitting a paper written entirely by another person is plagiarism.  Having a “Co-Author” also falls under plagiarism, as all work in this class is INDEPENDENT work.

          1.C - SANCTIONS

          UNDER COLLEGE POLICY, all instances of academic dishonesty are reported to the Dean of Instruction.

          Academic dishonesty will result in a ZERO grade on the assignment in question. If I deem the offense serious enough, I reserve the right to withdraw you from the class.  Students caught violating the academic integrity policy twice will immediately receive a failing grade for the semester.

 

2 – DO NOT BEHAVE IN A MANNER INAPPROPRIATE TO THIS LEVEL OF EDUCATION

          Again, see the General Catalog for the Student Code of Conduct. You are expected to abide by all rules regarding behavior, as well as my rules listed below.

1)    You are an adult.  You are expected to behave as such.

2)    If you cannot behave as an adult, you will simply be asked to LEAVE CLASS.  There is no principal’s office or detention hall in college.  There is no being “kept after class.”  If poor behavior is severe enough, you MAY BE DROPPED from the class (yes, college instructors do have the right and the authority to do that).

3)    Simply put:  if you haven’t already, it is time for you to grow up.

 

3 – DO NOT ENGAGE IN IDLE CHITCHAT

Chitchat is disruptive and annoying to both the instructor and other students.  This applies during lectures AND videos.  Particularly disruptive students will be DISMISSED from class.  Again, there is no principal’s office or detention hall in college.  There is no being “kept after class.”  You will simply be asked to LEAVE CLASS.  Repeat offenders MAY BE DROPPED from the class.

 

4 – DO NOT SLEEP IN CLASS

College is voluntary.  You are here of your own free will.  If you need a nap, DO NOT sleep here.  GO HOME.  HOWEVER, you ARE responsible for any material that you may miss, and I will NOT cover it again.  As long as you are in class, you are expected to participate, pay attention, take notes, etc.

 

5 – DO NOT PLAY WITH YOUR ELECTRONICS IN CLASS

Turn your electronic devices OFF during class.  If you answer your cell phone or pager in class, you had better be hopping on the next fire truck that goes by.  ONLY emergency services personnel should be carrying active cell phones & pagers in class.  Also, it does not matter if your audio device (iPod/MP3/CD player) is “off” you need to REMOVE YOUR HEADPHONES. Just like sleeping – if what you have on your iPod is more important to you than the class, GO HOME and listen to your music.

 

6 – DO NOT COME TO CLASS LATE

If the schedule indicates that a class begins at 9:00AM, BE IN YOUR SEAT at 9:00AM.  Entering the classroom after the class has begun is disruptive and annoying to both the instructor and to students who are prepared to begin on time.

 

7 – DO NOT EVEN OPEN THE DOOR TO CLASS IF YOU ARE MORE THAN 10 MINUTES LATE

If you are extremely tardy, (more than ten minutes) DO NOT enter the classroom.  Entering a classroom THAT LATE is COMPLETELY UNACCEPTABLE BEHAVIOR no matter what the reason.  If you have a valid reason for being that late, then you have a valid reason to be ABSENT.  See me after that class to discuss your circumstances.  I reserve the right to LOCK THE DOOR after the first ten minutes of class.

 

You may also apply this ten-minute philosophy in reverse.  If I do not arrive within ten minutes and Eastern Arizona College has not informed you to wait, you may depart.

 

8 – DO NOT LEAVE EARLY WITHOUT INFORMING ME IN ADVANCE

Leaving early is also disruptive, but I understand that sometimes people want to be in class but need to leave early.  I do not have a problem with this as long as you 1) inform me of the situation at the beginning of class, and 2) quietly exit the class when you leave. A student leaving early is FAR LESS disruptive to the flow of the class when I know in advance that somebody is going to walk out.  LEAVING EARLY WITHOUT INFORMING ME will result in you being marked ABSENT for the day.