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Syllabus

Spring 2014 Syllabus for HIST-D017A-64Z
HIST-D017A-64Z - David Howard-Pitney
Hist DO 17A-64Z: US History, Colonial to Early National Era
Call Number: 40528
Term: Spring 2013
4 units
De Anza College Distance Learning Center • LC 107 • Phone: 408-864-8969 • FAX: 408-864-8245 • http://www.deanza.edu/distance/
Description
United States civilzation to early National Era. A survey of the social, cultural, political, economic, and intellectual development of the Colonial Era with emphasis on the era of the American Revolution, the development of the Constitution, and the role of the major ethnic, social, and gender groups in the American experience.
Prerequisites
None
Instructor Information: David Howard-Pitney
Professor of History at De Anza since 1990. PhD & MA, University of Minnesota. Books: "Martin Luther King Jr, Malcolm X, and the Civil Rights Struggle" and "The African-American Jeremiad".

Phone: 408-864-8559
Email: howardpitneydavid@fhda.edu
Office Location: F21-q
Office Hours: M-11:00-noon; T-9:30 AM; W-9:30 AM; Th 10:30 PM, or Appointment
Requirements
ADVISORY: Eligibility for EWRT 1A or ESL 5 strongly advised.

REQUIREMENTS
l) Be prepared to spend 10 or more hours per week to use and study course materials. Read and study the text and other assigned reading and materials as required.

2) Take the required course Online Orientation on the Distance Learning Center website by no later than April 14.

3) This course section is offered ONLY through the "HistoryClass" online format; it IS NOT ON CATALYST. All exams and graded work will be taken online in HistoryClass. Students must purchase access to HistoryClass. Read below in this Syllabus under "Textbook" heading the instructions on the different ways to obtain access to HistoryClass and the assigned books.
Textbook
COURSE MATERIALS
[Bookstore: Phone: 408-864-8455
http://books.fhda.edu]
Purchase the following items at Either the De Anza College Bookstore Or on the HistoryClass web site: http://www.yourhistoryclass.com

1. Roark, et al., "The American Promise," 5th Edition, Volume A (or Vol. I).

2. "The Interesting Narrative of the Life of Olaudah Equiano, Written by Himself." Note, this book is ONLY available at the college bookstore-- it CANNOT be purchased through the HistoryClass web site.

3. Buy Access to and register on "HistoryClass," the course's required online format. All assignments and graded work will be made and done on HistoryClass. There are two ways to buy access to HistoryClass AND two ways to purchase the "American Promise" textbook. You can either purchase an access card, bundled with The American Promise Volume A, through the DeAnza bookstore or you can purchase access to HistoryClass directly online.(HistoryClass includes an electronic version of The American Promise, Volume I, so if you don't purchase a print copy at the bookstore, you will still have access to The American Promise online). If you wish to have a new hard textbook along with HistoryClass, buying the bundle at the bookstore is the most cost effective; if you wish to just use the e-book version of our textbook thru Histoyclass, then buying access directly online would cost the least money.

Click the URL below to get started or follow the directions below. http://www.yourhistoryclass.com

EITHER: 1. Go to yourhistoryclass.com and click on the link to REGISTER YOUR CODE.

2. Scroll down to select HistoryClass for The American Promise, Volume I (Note: the textbook will be labeled Volume A and your HistoryClass Access Card will list Volume I- this is inconsistent but, don't worry, you will register for the correct class) and click on the link to REGISTER YOUR CODE. The registration screen will appear.

3. Click REGISTER your Code. The registration screen will appear.

4. Enter your Activation Code, name, and e-mail address, which will serve as your HistoryClass
username. You won't be able to change your e-mail 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 memorable.

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.


OR: 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 menus.

3. Enter an e-mail address and password. You won't be able to change your e-mail 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 memorable.

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, e-mail address, username, and password.

8. You will also receive a confirmation e-mail.

Go to yourhistoryclass.com to login to your HistoryClass course.
1. Enter your e-mail address and password.
2. Click Login.

If you have trouble with a log-in ID or password, contact technical support: 1-800-936-6899 or via e-mail at techsupport@bfwpub.com.


Media Availability
Media Availability
Internet Access Required
Written Assignments
Written Assignments
There is an Essay of approximately 1,000 words, based on the book "The Interesting Narrative of the Life of Olaudah Equiano, Written, by Himself" Due on June 20 (see HistoryClass Essay Assignment for details). On each exam, there is an essay section of approximately 500 words. There are several Discussion Board postings of about 250 words each.
Extra Credit
One's History 17A course grade will be raised by 1/3 of a letter grade for getting a C, by 2/3 of a grade for a B, and one full letter grade for receiving an A, in any one of the following 2-unit, CSU-transferable courses.

1) HIST Course Description
HIST-052X-95: Four in a Landscape: Great Leadership in Sonoma. Instructor: Chatham Forbes Units: 2 Room: CHC Dates/Times: Lectures: Th 5/23, Th 6/6, 6:30 -10:10 PM Field Studies: Sat 5/25,9:00 AM - 5:30 PM - Sonoma-Glen Ellen Sat 6/8, 9:00 AM - 5:30 PM - Santa Rosa- Sebastopol Course Description: The lives and interactions of two early personalities, woven together with the lives and interactions of two later men of great prominence, form a central narrative of Sonoma's colorful history. The stories of these influential leaders are critical to an understanding of the society and economy of this county.

2) HIST-054X-95 Point Lobos to Silverado: The Stevensons in California. Instructor: Chatham Forbes Units: 2 Room: CHC Dates/Times: Lecture: Th 4/25, Th 5/2, 6:30-10:10 PM Field Studies: Sat 4/27, 9:00 AM - 5:30 PM, Carmel-Monterey Sat 5/11, 9:00 AM - 5:30 PM, St. Helena
Course Description: Robert Louis Stevenson traveled by boat and train to California in 1879 to woo and marry Fanny Osbourne. His written notes along the way and in California became a valued published record of the society and unspoiled landscape of the San Francisco Bay Region in the late Victorian age. Biographers further enriched this resource.

These courses meet 3 to 4 times; they are not offered online. Only one class may count for extra-credit for Hist 17A. For more info. including meeting dates & times, see College Schedule of Classes.
Final Grade
You may access your final grades through the Star System [408-777-9394 or 650-917-0509], and on the Internet through the College's Portal system [https://myportal.fhda.edu].
Additional Information


Additional Information
Please see HistoryClass web site for additional course information.

Note to Students with Disabilities: If you have a disability-related need for reasonable academic accommodations or services in this course, provide (name of Instructor) with a Test Accommodation Verification Form (also known as a TAV form) from Disability Support Services (DSS) or the Educational Diagnostic Center (EDC). Students are expected to give five days notice of the need for accommodations. Students with disabilities can obtain a TAV form from their DSS counselor (864-8753 DSS main number) or EDC advisor (864-8839 EDC main number).
Testing / Grading
There will be 1 Sample Quiz/Exam Questions (on American Promise Chapter 1) for 10 points.

There will be 10 "Learning Curve" assignments on individual textbook chapters, worth 10 points each for 100 points total.

There will be 5 QUIZZES (each on an American Promise chapter) worth 20 points each, for a total of 100 Quiz points.

There will be 3 EXAMS, worth 60 points each, for a total of 180 Exam points. Each Exam will cover only the reading and other course materials assigned for its portion and will not cover material previously covered by an exam; no Exam, including the Final exam is cumulative.



There is an ESSAY for 60 points based on the "The Interesting Narrative of the Life of Olaudah Equiano" book.

There will be 4 Discussion Board Activities, worth a total 35 points.

Please see HistoryClass web site for fuller information on all the graded assignments.
Alternate Exams
There is only ONE make-up allowed for the quarter on any exam, quiz, essay or other graded assignment. Quizzes and exams are available for taking up until their due dates but not afterward. I strongly advise students NOT to delay taking a quiz or exam until just before its due.
Grades
Final course letter grades will be assigned on the basis of students total points and overall performance relative to one another (ie, "on a curve").


Grades will be based on students' total points sums. Course letter grades will be assigned by students' performances relative to one another, or essentially "on a curve."
Assignments Schedule
ALL GRADED WORK IS DONE ONLINE On HISTORYCLASS. See HistoryClass weekly Assignments Center tab for more info. WARNING: NO GRADED WORK IS DONE ON CATALYST!

Sample Quiz/Exam on American Promise Chapter 1. I strongly recommended taking it by April 15, but it is absolutely due by May 2.

Learning Curve Assignment 1 (on American Promise Chapter 1) is Due on HistoryClass by Sunday April 14; 11:55 PM.

Learning Curve Assignment 2 (on American Promise Chapter 2) is Due on HistoryClass by Thursday April 18; 11:55 PM.

Quiz 1 (on American Promise Chapter 2) is Due on HistoryClass by Saturday April 20; 11:55 PM.

Learning Curve Assignment 3 (on American Promise Chapter 3) is Due on HistoryClass by Thursday April 25; 11:55 PM.

Quiz 2 (on American Promise Chapter 3) is Due by Saturday April 27; 11:55 PM.

Learning Curve Assignment 4 is Due on HistoryClass by Thursday May 2; 11:55 PM.

EXAM 1 (both Multiple Choice & Essays sections, on American Promise Chapters 1-4), Due by Friday, May 3; 11:55 PM.

Learning Curve Assignment 5 is Due on HistoryClass by Thursday May 9; 11:55 PM.

Quiz 3 (on American Promise Chapter 5) is Due by Saturday, May 11; 11:55 PM.

Discussion Board 1 Activity, Due by Wednesday, May 15; 11:55 PM.

Learning Curve Assignment 6 is Due on HistoryClass by Thursday May 16; 11:55 PM.

Quiz 4 (on American Promise Chapter 6) is Due by Saturday, May 18; 11:55 PM.

Learning Curve Assignment 7 is Due on HistoryClass by Thursday May 23; 11:55 PM.

EXAM 2 (covering American Promise Chap's 5-7), Parts I & II, Due by Friday May 24; 11:55 PM.

Discussion Board 2, Due by Wednesday, May 29; 11:55 PM.

Learning Curve Assignment 8 is Due on HistoryClass by Thursday May 30; 11:55 PM.

Quiz 5 (on Chapter 8) is Due by Saturday, June 1; 11:55 PM.

Discussion Board 3 Activity, Due by Wednesday, June 5; 11:55 PM.

Learning Curve Assignment 9 is Due on HistoryClass by Thursday June 6; 11:55 PM.

Discussion Board 4 Activity, Due by Wednesday, June 12; 11:55 PM.

Learning Curve Assignment 10 is Due on HistoryClass by Thursday June 15; 11:55 PM.

ESSAY on Equiano's "Interesting Narrative" Book, Due by Thursday, June 20; 11:55 PM.

EXAM 3 (NOT a cumulative Final Exam-On Chaps 8-10), Due by Friday, June 28; 11:55 PM.
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.
De Anza College Bookstore Contact Information
Phone: 408-864-8455
http://books.deanza.edu/
Videostream Information
This course utilizes streaming video which can be accessed via the Catalyst system. Please view the Catalyst website at https://catalyst.deanza.edu/ to login. Please note that you will be unable to login until the first day of class. Be sure you are using your correct username and password - do not use your social security number or international "99" number. If you need help logging in or finding your student ID, please view the short instructional video at: https://catalyst.deanza.edu/?pg=mod1. Additional instructions and assistance can be found on the Catalyst website.

Due to licensing restrictions video programs are not available for downloading.


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