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Winter 2015 Syllabus for HIST-D017C-61Z
HIST-D017C-61Z - David Howard-Pitney
United States History From 1900 to the Present
Call Number: 00547
Term: Summer 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 15 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, 61Z, of History 17C on the De Anza College Distance Learning Website by July 3.

3) This course section is offered only on the "HistoryClass" online format, so students must purchase access to HistoryClass. IMPORTANT: This course is NOT taken on Catalyst; instead, all graded assignments and work are performed solely on 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 the De Anza College Bookstore:

1. Roark, et al., “The American Promise,“ 5th Edition, Volume C (in the plastic wrapped package with HistoryClass Access Code).

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 and CANNOT be read or purchased on the HistoryClass web site.

3. Obtain Access Card to "HistoryClass," the course's online electronic course management system. IMPORTANT: This course is NOT taken on Catalyst; instead, all graded assignments and work are performed solely on HistoryClass.

To access HistoryClass: An Access card for HistoryClass is packaged in plastic wrap with The American Promise, 5th ed., Vol. C. (Note: the bookstore textbook is Volume C but your HistoryClass Access Card will list Volume II-- this is inconsistent but don't worry, you will be registering for the correct course management system). The access card in this package contains an activation code that you will be asked to enter at the following URL screen: http://www.yourhistoryclass.com .

More Detailed Directions for HistoryClass:
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 wrapped 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 above URL, choose "Students Register Your Code", scroll down until you find your book and correct volume (“The American Promise, “ 5th Edition, Volume II), click "Register", and follow the simple directions. Make sure that the HistoryClass course you are registering for is for "The American Promise," Vol. II, 5th ed., and that the course of mine you are registering for is the CURRENT academic quarter, not a previous one.

If you have trouble, contact HistoryClass’s technical support at 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 July 21. See HistoryClass web site for complete info.

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

Students will also compose Discussion Board assignments of at least 150 words each.
Extra Credit
None in Summer
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 8 LEARNING CURVE Assignments (each on an American Promise chapter) worth 10 points each, for a total of 80 Quiz points.

There will be 3 QUIZZES (each on an American Promise chapter) worth 20 points each, for a total of 60 Quiz points.

There will be 2 EXAMS, worth 60 points each, for a total of 120 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 2 Discussion Board Activities, worth a total 30 points.
Alternate Exams
Quizzes, Exams, and all other graded asignments 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, NOT on Catalyst. See HistoryClass's Weekly Assignments for complete information.


Learning Curve Assignment 1 (on American Promise Chapter 22) is Due on HistoryClass by July 5; 11:55 PM.

Quiz 1 (on American Promise Chapter 23) is Due on HistoryClass by July 6; 11:55 PM.

Learning Curve Assignment 2 (on American Promise Chapter 23) is Due on HistoryClass by July 9; 11:55 PM.

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

Quiz 2 (on American Promise Chapter 24) is Due on HistoryClass by July 12.

Learning Curve Assignment 4 (on American Promise Chapter 25) is Due on HistoryClass by July 16; 11:55 PM.

EXAM 1 (both Multiple Choice & Essays sections, on American Promise Chapters 22-25), Due by July 19; 11:55 PM.

Learning Curve Assignment 5 (on American Promise Chapter 26) is Due on HistoryClass by July 22; 11:55 PM.

Learning Curve Assignment 6 (on American Promise Chapter 27) is Due on HistoryClass by July 24; 11:55 PM.

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

Discussion Board 1 Activity, Due by July 26; 11:55 PM.

Learning Curve Assignment 7 (on American Promise Chapter 28) is Due on HistoryClass by July 31; 11:55 PM.

ESSAY on Martin Luther King & Malcolm X Book, is Due on HistoryClass by August 2;11:55 PM.

Discussion Board 2 Activity, Due on HistoryClass by Aug. 5;11:55PM.

Learning Curve Assignment 8 (on American Promise Chapter 29) is Due on HistoryClass by August 7;11:55 PM.

EXAM 2(NOT a cumulative Final Exam), Parts I & II (on Chapters 26-29 & Instructor Videos),
Due by August 9; 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