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.
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".
Office Location: F21-q
Office Hours: In Summer, by Appointment only. Call or email me to arrange an on-campus meeting.
ADVISORY Eligibility for EWRT 1A or ESL 5 is advised.
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 15.
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 two ways to obtain access to HistoryClass and the "American Promise" textbook.
[Bookstore: Phone: 408-864-8455
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," 4th 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 on the HistoryClass web site.
3. An Access Card to "HistoryClass," the course's online format. All assignments and graded work 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.
There are two ways for you to get access to HistoryClass: 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 online. (HistoryClass includes an electronic version of The American Promise, Volume A, so if you don't purchase a print copy at the bookstore, you will still have access to The American Promise online).
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. Click the URL below to get started or follow the directions below.
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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
Internet Access Required
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 21 (see HistoryClass 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.
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 1-or-2 unit courses. HIST-051X-95: Topics in California Political and Diplomatic History:1968-Turmoil & Turning Point; HIST-053X-95:History of the Napa-Sonoma Wine Communities; HIST-054w-95:Local History through Oral History (Community History); HIST-107X-95:San Francisco, American Beginnings, 1846-1856.
These courses meet 3 to 4 times; they are not online. Only one class may count for extra-credit. For more info. including meeting dates & times, see College Schedule of Classes.
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].
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 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.
There is only one make-up allowed on any exams, quizzes, essays or other graded assignments. 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.
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, essentially "on a curve."
All graded work is is performed online on HistoryClass. See HistoryClass weekly Assignments Center tab for more info.
Sample Quiz/Exam on American Promise Chapter 1. I strongly recommended taking it by April 16; it is due absolutely by May 3.
Quiz 1 (on American Promise Chapter 2) is Due on HistoryClass by Thursday, April 19; 11:55 PM.
Quiz 2 (on American Promise Chapter 3) is Due by Thursday, April 26; 11:55 PM.
EXAM 1 (both Multiple Choice & Essays sections, on American Promise Chapters 1-4), Due by Friday, May 4; 11:55 PM.
Quiz 3 (on American Promise Chapter 5) is Due by Thursday, May 3; 11:55 PM.
Discussion Board 1 Activity, Due by May 16; 11:55 PM.
Quiz 4 (on American Promise Chapter 6) is Due by Thursday, May 17; 11:55 PM.
EXAM 2, Parts I & II, Due by May 25; 11:55 PM.
Discussion Board 2 Activity, Due by Wednesday, May 30; 11:55 PM.
Quiz 5 (on Chapter 8) is Due by Thursday, May 31; 11:55 PM.
Discussion Board 3 Activity, Due by Wednesday, June 6; 11:55 PM.
Discussion Board 4 Activity, Due by Wednesday, June 13; 11:55 PM.
ESSAY on Equiano's "Interesting Narative" Book, Due by Thursday, June 21; 11:55 PM.
EXAM 3 (NOT a cumulative Final Exam), Due by Friday, May 29; 11:55 PM.
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
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.