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Spring 2014 Syllabus for HIST-D017C-64Z
HIST-D017C-64Z - Carlos Mujal
History of the United States from 1900 to Present. An introductory survey of the social, political and diplomatic history of the United States.
Call Number: 40529
Term: Spring 2012
4 units
De Anza College Distance Learning Center • LC 107 • Phone: 408-864-8969 • FAX: 408-864-8245 • http://www.deanza.edu/distance/
Description
American civilization from 1900 to the present. A survey of the United States history (political, economic, intellectual and social development.)
Prerequisites
None
Instructor Information: Carlos Mujal
Phone: 408-864-8991
Email: mujalcarlos@deanza.edu or mujal@sbcglobal.net
Office Location: F-3i
Office Hours: Office hours: Tuesday, 9:30-10:30 AM
Requirements
Eligibility for EWRT 1A or ESL 5 advised.

l. Be prepared to spend the necessary hours per week to use and study course materials. See catalogue and schedule of classes for an exact determination of minimum hours per week based on course load and units. Generally, it is 2 to 3 hours of time commitment for each unit, therefore a 4 unit class will require 8 to 12 hours per week of study time.
2. Complete the Online Orientation and submit the Student Information Form by 12:00 Noon on Friday, April 13, 2012. (On-line Orientation may be found at: http://www.deanza.edu/distance) Students who do not complete the online orientation by the deadline must initiate and follow school policy to drop the class. The instructor reserves the right to drop any student who has not completed the online orientation, including filling out and submitting the Student Information Form at the end, by the deadline stated above. Ultimately, it is the student's responsibility to adhere to the drop deadlines in order to drop the class.
3. The instructor is offering this course section only through the "HistoryClass" online program, so students will need to purchase access to HistoryClass. Read below in this Syllabus under "Textbook" heading for instructions on the two ways to obtain access to HistoryClass and to purchase your book, either at the De Anza Bookstore or on the HistoryClass web site.
4. After you have registered in the HistoryClass website and have the Access Card, do the Course Assignments listed in the HistoryClass website as assigned for this course. (See Assignment Schedule below.)
5. Take and pass the three on-campus examinations and all written assignments listed in the website.

[To prepare for the on-campus exams, it is advised, but not required, to view the three review videotapes which are located in the Library West Computer Lab. These videotapes were made by the instructor to assist students in their review of the materials. The videotapes are catalogued as: dlcHist17Cmujrev1; dlcHist17Cmujrev2; dlcHist17Cmujrev3.]
Objectives
The overriding goals of this course are that you will gain a thorough understanding of this nation's history. Such an understanding will develop an ongoing appreciation of the complex pieces of the body politic, an assessment of the social and cultural effects of historical events on mainstream and marginalized groups and individuals. Critical analysis of the materials under study is essential for the fulfillment of other goals.
l. You will be able to acquire and retain a broad factual knowledge concerning the period under study.
2. You will understand the various interpretations of important issues in American history.
3. You will be able to apply relevant historical models of the past to some present-day issues of significance.
Textbook
[Bookstore: Phone: 408-864-8701]
http://books.deanza.edu
  • Purchase Items 1 and 2 at either the De Anza College Bookstore or on the HistoryClass website.
  • Purchase Item 3 at the De Anza Bookstore.
    l. James L. Roark, et al., The American Promise, A History of the United States, vol. C, 4th edition.
    2. An Access Card to HistoryClass, the course's online component.
    3. Three Scantron Answer Forms (for testing) and a #2 pencil.
  • Media Availability
    Reliable internet access is required to complete and submit required assignments.
    Written Assignments
    Weekly Assignments
    Per chapter, all weekly assignments (written or otherwise) are listed on the HistoryClass website for this course. Go to yourhistoryclass.com with the appropriate email address and password as described in this syllabus under "Course Materials."
  • All weekly assignments combined are worth an overall total of 450 points and include the following:
    1. Chapter Self-Tests (varies per chapter)
    2. Chapter ID Quizzes (varies per chapter)
    3. Chapter Visual Activities (varies per chapter)
    4. Chapter Time-Line Activities (varies per chapter)
  • On-Campus Exams (450 points for each; Total for three exams = 1350 points.)
  • Exam Review
    Please view the three review videotapes prior to each corresponding examination. The review videotapes are catalogued as: dlcHist17Cmujrev1; dlcHist17Cmujrev2; dlcHist17Cmujrev3. They are located in the Library West Computer Lab in the Learning Center West building. The review of these three videotapes is not mandatory, but it is recommended.
    Additional Information
    Two Ways to Get an Access Code to HistoryClass
  • Option One: You can purchase an access code through the De Anza Bookstore, bundled with The American Promise, Volume C textbook.
  • Option Two: You can purchase access online. HistoryClass includes an electronic version of The American Promise, Volume C, so if you don't purchase a print copy, you will still have access to it online.
    How To Register Your Access Code for HistoryClass
    This web page listed below is a captivate video that will help walk you through the process of registering an activation code or purchasing access to HistoryClass.
    http://courses.bfwpub.com/yourhistoryclass/resources/HistoryClass_FDOC.htm

    For Option One: Registration with an Activation Code
    1. After purchasing your textbook at the campus bookstore, go to yourhistoryclass.com and click on the link to REGISTER YOUR CODE.
    2. Scroll down to select HistoryClass for The American Promise (Note: the textbook will be labeled Volume C and your HistoryClass Access Card will list Volume III. This is inconsistent, but don't worry, you will register for the correct class.) Click on the link to REGISTER YOUR CODE. The registration screen will appear.
    4. Enter the Activation Code, your name, and email address, which will serve as your HistoryClass username. You won't be able to change your email address after you register, so pick one that will be valid for the duration of the course.
    5. Create a password and password hint. The password must be at least 4 characters long and should be something you will remember.
    6. Register for a specific class by selecting your school location (State/province) from the drop-down menu at the bottom of the screen. Subsequent drop-down menus allow you to choose your institution and course title/instructor.
    7. Finally, click NEXT at the bottom of the screen, confirm your account information, and click CREATE ACCOUNT to complete the registration process.

    For Option 2: Purchase Access from the Site and Register
    1. Go to yourhistoryclass.com and click on the link to PURCHASE ACCESS TODAY
    2. Scroll down to select your version of HistoryClass, select your volume from the drop-down menu, and click on the link to PURCHASE. The purchase screen will appear. Select your institution's state/province, your institution name, and the course title/instructor from the drop-down menu.
    3. Enter an email address and password. You won't be able to change your email address after you register, so pick one that will be valid for the duration of the course. Likewise, the password must be at least 4 characters long and should be something you will remember.
    4. Provide payment information, including your name as it appears on your credit card, your credit card number and expiration date, and billing address.
    5. Click NEXT.
    6. After confirming your information, click on PLACE YOUR ORDER.
    7. Once the system has accepted your payment, a thank you screen will confirm your name, email address, username, and password.
    8. You will also receive a confirmation by email.

    Logging in to HistoryClass
    Go yourhistoryclass.com to login to your HistoryClass course.
    1. Enter your email address and password.
    2. Click Login.
    If you have trouble with a login ID or password, contact technical support: 1-800-936-6899 or via email at techsupport@bfwpub.com.

  • Testing / Grading
    Exam #1: Wednesday, May 2; 8:00-9:00 PM; room Forum 1
    [Exam #1 covers Chapters 21 to 23]
    Exam #2: Wednesday, May 23; 8:00-9:00 PM; room Forum 1
    [Exam #2 covers Chapters 24 to Chapter 27]
    Exam #3: Wednesday, June 27; 8:00 - 9:00 PM; room Forum 1 [Covers Chapter 28 to Chapter 31]

    Testing Materials: Bring a Scantron Answer Form, a photo I.D., and a #2 pencil to each scheduled exam.




    If you are unable to take any of the three exams listed above, you will receive a 0% for the missed exam. There are no Alternate Exams for this course.
    Each On-Campus Exam is worth 450 points. Total for three Exams: 1350 points.

    Grading
    Final Grade:
    Your final grade is based upon the total points and then the percentage you receive out of 1800 points. (1350 exam points + 450 assignment points)

    A (90-100%)
    B (80-89%)
    C (70-79%)
    D (60-69%)
    F (Below 60%)

    Due to the limited meetings of the class, any questions relating to testing, grading, or related issues need to be made by e-mail. I can be reached at mujal@sbcglobal.net and/or at mujalcarlos@deanza.edu.
    Grades
    On the night of the first on-campus exam, the instructor will provide you with a four-digit code as a form of identification. Be sure to remember or make note of this four digit code. The three on-campus exam scores will be emailed to you approximately nine days after the scheduled exam under the four digit code identification. Please make sure that you have provided De Anza Admissions and Records with your correct email address. Your grade will be sent to the email address you have listed in your MyPortal profile.



    Assignments Schedule
    CALENDAR
    [Based on the text: James L. Roark, et al., The American Promise, A History of the United States, Vol. C]


    WEEK 1: April 9 - April 15
    Reading: Ch. 21, Progressivism from Grassroots to the White House
    For Weekly Class Assignments: Go to yourhistoryclass.com with the appropriate email address and password as described earlier in this syllabus under "How to Register Your Access Code". This week's work on yourhistoryclass.com is due on the website by April 15.

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    WEEK 2: April 16 - April 22
    Reading: Ch. 22, World War I: The Progressive Crusade at Home and Abroad
    For Weekly Class Assignments: Go to yourhistoryclass.com with the appropriate email address and password as described earlier in this syllabus under "How to Register Your Access Code". This week's work on yourhistoryclass.com is due on the website by April 22.

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    WEEK 3: April 23 - April 29
    Reading: Ch. 23, From New Era to Great Depression
    For Weekly Class Assignments: Go to yourhistoryclass.com with the appropriate email address and password as described earlier in this syllabus under "How to Register Your Access Code". This week's work on yourhistoryclass.com is due on the website by April 29.

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    WEEK 4: April 30-May 6
    Reading: Ch. 24, The New Deal Experiment
    For Weekly Class Assignments: Go to yourhistoryclass.com with the appropriate email address and password as described earlier in this syllabus under "How to Register Your Access Code". This week's work on yourhistoryclass.com is due on the website by May 6.
    Exam #1: May 2, 2011 (Wednesday); 8:00 - 9:00 PM in Room Forum 1
    [Covers Chapter 21 to Chapter 23]

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    WEEK 5: May 7-May 13
    Reading: Ch. 25, The United States and the Second World War
    For Weekly Class Assignments: Go to yourhistoryclass.com with the appropriate email address and password as described earlier in this syllabus under "How to Register Your Access Code". This week's work on yourhistoryclass.com is due on the website by May 13.
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    WEEK 6: May 14 - May 20
    Reading: Ch. 26, Cold War Politics in the Truman Years
    Reading: Ch. 27, Politics and Culture of Abundance
    For Weekly Class Assignments: Go to yourhistoryclass.com with the appropriate email address and password as described earlier in this syllabus under "How to Register Your Access Code". This week's work on yourhistoryclass.com is due on the website by May 20.

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    WEEK 7: May 21-May 27
    Reading: Ch. 28, Reform, Rebellion, and Reaction
    For Weekly Class Assignments: Go to yourhistoryclass.com with the appropriate email address and password as described earlier in this syllabus under "How to Register Your Access Code". This week's work on yourhistoryclass.com is due on the website by May 27.

    Exam #2: May 23, 2011 (Wednesday); 8:00 - 9:00 PM in Room Forum 1
    [Covers Chapter 24 to Chapter 27]

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    WEEK 8: May 28-June 3
    Reading: Ch. 29, Vietnam and the Limits of Power
    For Weekly Class Assignments: Go to yourhistoryclass.com with the appropriate email address and password as described earlier in this syllabus under "How to Register Your Access Code". This week's work on yourhistoryclass.com is due on the website by June 3.

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    WEEK 9: June 4-June 10
    Reading: Ch. 30, America Moves to the
    Right
    For Weekly Class Assignments: Go to yourhistoryclass.com with the appropriate email address and password as described earlier in this syllabus under "How to Register Your Access Code". This week's work on yourhistoryclass.com is due on the website by June 10 .
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    WEEK 10: June 11-June 17
    Reading: Ch. 31, The End of the Cold War and the Challenges of Globalization
    For Weekly Class Assignments: Go to yourhistoryclass.com with the appropriate email address and password as described earlier in this syllabus under "How to Register Your Access Code". This week's work on yourhistoryclass.com is due on the website by June 17.
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    WEEK 11: June 18-June 24

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    WEEK 12: June 25-June 27

    Exam #3: June 27, 2011 (Wednesday); 8:00 - 9:00 PM in Room Forum 1
    [Covers Chapter 28 through Chapter 31]


    Cheating
    Policy on Copying and Cheating:Students who submit the work of others as their own or cheat on exams or other assignments will receive a failing grade in the course and will be reported to college authorities.
    Library West Computer Lab(LWCL)

    The Library West Computer Lab offers support services for Distance Learning students including: open computer lab with Internet access, stations for viewing videotapes and videotape checkout.

    A photo I.D. card is required to check out materials or use computers in the Library West Computer Lab, use computers in other campus computer labs.

    To check out videotapes from the OML a Distance Learning Center I.D. Card is also required

    The Distance Learning I.D. cards are available from the Distance Learning Center.

    LWCL Location
    Basement floor of the Learning Center West building, Room 1, on the De Anza College campus.

    http://www.deanza.edu/library/librarywestcomputer.html
    (408) 864-8850

    De Anza College Bookstore Contact Information
    Phone: 408-864-8455
    http://books.deanza.edu/
    LIBRARY SERVICES
    De Anza College Library Services are available for all students and faculty, both on and off campus. Please consult the library website for a complete description of the library services and hours:

    De Anza College Library: http://www.deanza.edu/library/

    Services of particular interest to off campus students include:
    • Access to the Library Catalog which includes books, DVDs, and course reserves. Here is a link to the library catalog:
      Library Catalog: http://library.deanza.edu/uhtbin/webcat
    • Article Databases and Research Databases The library subscribes to several electronic databases which provide access to thousands of full-text journals, newspapers, and magazine articles. Research databases include: LEXIS NEXIS Academic, Encyclopedia Britannica Online and a Practice Test Database which contains Nursing Exams, TOEFL Preparation, College Entrance Exams, and many more.
    To use the article or research databases from an off campus computer, log in with your 14 digit library number or eight digit student id number. These instructions are repeated on the first page of the library website along with descriptions of all the online resources provided.


    Distance Learning
    Building: MLC 250
    Email: distance@deanza.edu
    Phone: 408.864.8969
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    Last Updated: 9/5/13