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Winter 2015 Syllabus for HIST-D017C-64Z
HIST-D017C-64Z - David Howard-Pitney
United States History From 1900 to the Present
Call Number: 40529
Term: Spring 2014
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 11:40-12:30; T 2:30; W 9:30 & 11:40; Th 9:30 or by 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 April 13.

3) This course section is offered only through the "HistoryClass" online format, so students must purchase access to HistoryClass. This course is NOT taken on Catalyst. All exams and graded work will be taken online in HistoryClass.
Read below in this Syllabus under "Textbook" heading, the instructions on how 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 directly 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 read or purchased on the HistoryClass web site.

3. Obtain Access Card to "HistoryClass," the course's online format. This course is NOT taken on Catalyst.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. (Note: the bookstore textbook is labeled Volume C but your HistoryClass Access Card will list Volume II- this is inconsistent but, don't worry, you will register for the correct class).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 II, 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 HistoryClass, then buying access directly online may cost 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" and follow the simple directions.
2. Scroll down until you find your book and choose the correct volume which is "The American Promise,"Vol. II, 5th ed., then click "Purchase and follow the instructions.

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 due June 19 using the "Martin Luther King Jr., Malcolm X, & the Civil Rights Struggle" book . 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-52X-95, HIST-051X-95 or History 107X-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.

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 10 Learning Curve Assignments, each based on an assigned textbook chapter.

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 April 14; it is due absolutely by May 1.

Learning Curve Assignment 1 (on American Promise Chapter 21) is Due on HistoryClass by Sunday April 13; 11:55 PM.

Learning Curve Assignment 2 (on American Promise Chapter 22) is Due on HistoryClass by Thursday April 17; 11:55 PM.

Quiz 1 (on American Promise Chapter 22) is Due on HistoryClass by Saturday April 19; 11:55 PM.

Learning Curve Assignment 3 (on American Promise Chapter 23) is Due on HistoryClass by Thursday April 24 11:55 PM.

Quiz 2 (on American Promise Chapter 23) is Due on HistoryClass by Saturday April 26; 11:55 PM.

Learning Curve Assignment 4 (on American Promise Chapter 24) is Due on HistoryClass by Thursday May 1; 11:55 PM.

EXAM 1 (both Multiple Choice & Essays sections, on American Promise Chapters 21-24), Due by Friday, May 2; 11:55 PM.

Learning Curve Assignment 5 (on American Promise Chapter 25) is Due on HistoryClass by Thursday May 8; 11:55 PM.

Quiz 3 (on American Promise Chapter 25) is Due by Saturday, May 10; 11:55 PM.

Discussion Board 1 Activity, Due by Wednesday, May 14; 11:55 PM.

Learning Curve Assignment 6 (on American Promise Chapter 26) is Due on HistoryClass by Thursday May 15; 11:55 PM.

Quiz 4 (on American Promise Chapter 26) is Due by Saturday, May 17; 11:55 PM.

Learning Curve Assignment 7 (on American Promise Chapter 27) is Due on HistoryClass by Thursday May 22; 11:55 PM.

EXAM 2, Parts I & II, Due by Friday May 23; 11:55 PM.

Discussion Board 2 Activity, Due by Wednesday, May 28; 11:55 PM.

Learning Curve Assignment 8 (on American Promise Chapter 28) is Due on HistoryClass by Thursday May 29; 11:55 PM.

Quiz 5 (on Chapter 28) is Due by Saturday, May 31; 11:55 PM.

Discussion Board 3 Activity, Due by Wednesday, June 4; 11:55 PM.

Learning Curve Assignment 9 (on American Promise Chapter 29) is Due on HistoryClass by Thursday June 12; 11:55 PM.

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

ESSAY on Martin Luther King & Malcolm X Book, Due by Thursday, June 19; 11:55 PM.

Learning Curve Assignment 10 (on American Promise Chapter 30) is Due on HistoryClass by Sunday June 22; 11:55 PM.


EXAM 3 (NOT a cumulative Final Exam), Due by Friday, June 27; 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