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Fall 2014 Syllabus for HIST-D017C-62Z
HIST-D017C-62Z - David Howard-Pitney
United States History From 1900 to the Present
Call Number: 1147
Term: Fall 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
American civilization from 1900 to the present. A survey of the United States history (political, economic, intellectual and social development.)
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 8:45-9:45Am; T 12:30-1:30Pm; W 8:45-9:45Am; or Appointment
Requirements
ADVISORY Eligibility for EWRT 1A or ESL 5 is 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 Online Orientation for this section, 62Z, of History 17C on the De Anza College Distance Learning Website by September 29.

3) This course section is offered only through the "HistoryClass" online format, so students must purchase access to HistoryClass. All exams and graded work will be taken online in HistoryClass.
Read below in this Syllabus under "Textbook" heading the instructions on two ways to obtain access to HistoryClass and the textbook.
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:

1. Roark, et al., "The American Promise," 5th Edition, Volume C if in Bookstore, (Vol. II if bought online).

2. Howard-Pitney, "Martin Luther King, Malcolm X, & the Civil Rights Struggle of the 1950s and '60s." Note, this book is ONLY available at the college bookstore-- it CANNOT be purchased on the HistoryClass web site.

3. Obtain Access Card to "HistoryClass," the course's online format. All assignments and graded work work will be done on HistoryClass.

There are two ways to buy access to Historyclass AND two ways to purchase the "American Promise" textbook.

Read the Below Instructions:

You can access HistoryClass for your course in one of two ways:

OPTION 1. With an access card that you buy in your bookstore packaged with The American Promise, 5th ed., Vol. C. The access card in this package contains an activation code that you will be asked to enter.

OPTION 2. As an online purchase directly from Bedford/St. Martin's. 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 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.
In either case, you'll either register your code bought with your hard textbook Or purchase access online, by going to the following URL and screen: http://www.yourhistoryclass.com


More Detailed Directions: OPTION 1. Register a code printed on an access card purchased at your campus Bookstore in a plastic-wrapped package with American Promise, 5th ed., Vol. C. Make sure to save and keep the card. It's part of a package, so don't throw it out by mistake. The card will have directions you need to register the code contained in it. When you go to the URL above, choose "Students Register Your Code", scroll down until you find your book and correct volume, click "Register", and follow the simple directions.


OPTION 2: Purchase access directly from Bedford/St. Martin's.
1. From the URL above, click on "Students Purchase Access Today"
2. Scroll down until you find your book and choose the correct volume, and click "Purchase" (Note: the textbook itself will be labeled Volume C and your HistoryClass Access Card will list Volume II- this is inconsistent but, don't worry, you will register for the correct class).

3. Select the state or province where your institution is located from the drop-down menu. Then, select your institution and then your course (from the drop down menus)**. Click "Next"

4. Complete the registration form, including your first and last name, and email address. Create a username and password for yourself that you easily remember for use throughout the term. Click "Next"

5. Enter your payment information including name as it appears on the credit card, card number, expiration date, and billing address. Click "Next" and confirm all account information. Click "Place Your Order."

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
Internet Access Required
Written Assignments
There is a major Essay based on the "Martin Luther King Jr., Malcolm X, & the Civil Rights Struggle" book due December 6. See HistoryClass web site for complete info.

On each of the 3 course exams, there are 4 short essays of 250 words.

Students will also compose 4 Discussion Board assignments of at least 150 words each.
Extra Credit
One's History 17C 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 courses: HIST-54X-95, HIST-051X-95 or HIST-052X-95. These courses typically meet 4 times; they are not online. Only one class may count for extra-credit. For complete info., see College Schedule of Classes.

HIST-051X-95: Course Title: Rivals for California: Bids, Claims, and Incursions History 51X Units: 2 Room: CHC Days/Times: Lectures: Th 10/17, Th 10/24, 6:30-10:20 PM Field Studies: (a) Monterey, Sat 10/19, 9:00 AM-5:30 PM (b) Fort Ross, Sat 10/26, 8:30 AM-5:30 PM Course Description: Strategic location and economic promise led to rivalry among several nations for possession of California. Manifest Destiny and the Mexican War won it for the United States.
HIST-052X-95: Course Title: Lighthouses of the California Coast History 52X Units: 2 Room: CHC Days/Times: Lectures: Th 11/7, Th 11/14, 6:30 - 10:20 PM Field Studies: (a) San Francisco - Marin, Sat 11/9, 9:00 AM- 5:30 PM (b) Pacific Grove - Big Sur, Sat 11/16, 8:30 AM-5:30 PM Course Description: California's 1000-mile shoreline presented lethal hazards to navigation. Sea traffic after the U.S. Conquest and the Gold Discovery led to early construction of a series of lighthouses at or near the ports of entry.

HIST-054X-95: Significant Californians Noteworthy and Notorious Women in California's History Instructor: Mary Jo Ignoffo ignoffomaryjo@deanza.edu Class meetings Mondays October 21 and Nov 4, 2013, CHC, 4pm-7:50pm Field study Friday Oct 25 and Saturday Nov 2, 2013 This class will investigate the life stories and legacies of some forthright nineteenth and twentieth-century California women. Many women's stories are absent from history books, and this class will explore the reasons that some remain under-reported. Among the women we will discuss in detail are Gold Rush-era abolitionist Mary Ellen Pleasant, novelist Gertrude Atherton, philanthropist Sarah Winchester, architect Julia Morgan, and civil rights leader Dolores Huerta.

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
Please see HistoryClass web site for complete information.
Testing / Grading
There will be 1 Sample Quiz/Exam (on American Promise Chapter 21) for 10 points.

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 Martin Luther King & Malcolm X book.

There will be 4 Discussion Board Activities, worth a total 35 points.
Alternate Exams
Quizzes and exams are available for taking on HistoryClass up until their due dates but not afterward. Only one graded assignment will be allowed to be made up after it is due, so I strongly advise students NOT to delay taking a quiz or exam until just before its due.
Grading
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
Grades will be based on students' total points sums. Course letter grades will be assigned by students' performances relative to one another.
Assignments Schedule
All graded work is performed online on HistoryClass. See HistoryClass's Weekly Assignments for complete information.

Sample Quiz/Exam on American Promise Chapter 21. I strongly recommended taking it by Sept. 29; it is due absolutely by October 17.

Learning Curve Assignment 1 (on American Promise Chapter 21) is Due on HistoryClass by Sunday Sept. 29; 11:55 PM.

Learning Curve Assignment 2 (on American Promise Chapter 22) is Due on HistoryClass by Thursday October 3; 11:55 PM.

Quiz 1 (on American Promise Chapter 22) is Due on HistoryClass by Sunday October 5; 11:55 PM.

Learning Curve Assignment 3 (on American Promise Chapter 23) is Due on HistoryClass by Thursday October 10; 11:55 PM.

Quiz 2 (on American Promise Chapter 23) is Due on HistoryClass by Sunday October 12; 11:55 PM.

Learning Curve Assignment 4 (on American Promise Chapter 24) is Due on HistoryClass by Thursday October 17; 11:55 PM.

EXAM 1 (both Multiple Choice & Essays sections, on American Promise Chapters 21-24), Due by Friday, October 18; 11:55 PM.

Learning Curve Assignment 5 (on American Promise Chapter 25) is Due on HistoryClass by Thursday October 24; 11:55 PM.

Quiz 3 (on American Promise Chapter 25) is Due by Saturday, October 26; 11:55 PM.

Discussion Board 1 Activity, Due by Wednesday, October 30; 11:55 PM.

Learning Curve Assignment 6 (on American Promise Chapter 26) is Due on HistoryClass by Thursday October 31; 11:55 PM.

Quiz 4 (on American Promise Chapter 26) is Due by Saturday, November 2; 11:55 PM.

Learning Curve Assignment 7 (on American Promise Chapter 27) is Due on HistoryClass by Thursday November 7; 11:55 PM.

EXAM 2, Parts I & II, Due by Friday November 8; 11:55 PM.

Discussion Board 2 Activity, Due by Wednesday, November 13; 11:55 PM.

Learning Curve Assignment 8 (on American Promise Chapter 28) is Due on HistoryClass by Thursday November 14; 11:55 PM.

Quiz 5 (on Chapter 28) is Due by Saturday, November 16; 11:55 PM.

Discussion Board 3 Activity, Due by Wednesday, November 20; 11:55 PM.

Learning Curve Assignment 9 (on American Promise Chapter 29) is Due on HistoryClass by Thursday November 21; 11:55 PM.

Discussion Board 4 Activity, Due by Wednesday, November 27; 11:55 PM.

Learning Curve Assignment 10 (on American Promise Chapter 30) is Due on HistoryClass by Sunday December 1; 11:55 PM.


ESSAY on Martin Luther King & Malcolm X Book, Due by Fridayday, December 6; 11:55 PM.

EXAM 3 (NOT a cumulative Final Exam), Due by Friday, December 13; 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