HI 370 The American Indian
S2J 2006 IN
Assistant Professor of Philosophy/Adjunct faculty
PH.D University of KansasM.PH University of KansasM.A. University of Iowa
March 13 - May 9, 2006
5:30 - 9:50 PM
Textbook: Albert L. Hurtado and Peter Iverson, EDS:
Major Problems in American Indian History, 2nd ed.
Houghton Mifflin, 2001
Textbooks can be purchased though the MBS bookstore
Course Description: Using Indian and white sources, this course attempts to reconstruct life in selected Indian tribes before the onslaught of the whites and studies the conflict between Native Americans and Euro-American cultures. 3:0:3
Educational Philosophy: -Small group discussions for student analysis and preparation for general discussions.
-Videos detailing specific historical issues.
-In-class written examinations.
-Oral student in-class presentations summarizing and evaluating the focal discussed in research papers.
-Discussion of research being undertaken in student research papers.
-Review of material for examinations.
-One guest lecture on a pertinent issue.
Learning Outcomes: Core Learning Outcomes
Class Assessment: -Two in-class examinations containing short answer questions and an essay. Each examinatiion will cover the material on one-half of the course.
-A research project of 10 pages involving research in American Indian History approved in advance by the instructor.
-A presentation in class based on the above research.
-Regular class discussion based on the reading assignments.
Topic: Examination of American Indian History or Culture
Length: 10 pages
Content: The paper should examine a single period or event
of American Indian history or one aspect of Indian
culture: religious, ethical, social, economic, or demographic.
-Bibliography of 5 or more books or journals in addition to internet sources.
All items must have a listed author, sufficient information to be located,
and be presented in a consistent format. Footnotes, endnotes, or textual
citations are also required.
Grading: Grades will be based on the accumulation of points. Each of the two examinations containing short answer questions and an essay will be worth 100 points. Each examination will cover the material on one-half of the course. Class attendance and participation will be worth 25 points. The research paper and oral presentation will be worth 75 points for a total of 300 points.
A = 270-300 points
B = 240-269 points
C = 210-239 points
D = 180-209 points
F = 179 or below
Late Submission of Course Materials: Late assignments will receive a reduced grade.
Classroom Rules of Conduct: Assignments are due the date listed on the syllabus. Students should contact the instructor in advance if unable to attend class.
Pagers and/or cell phones: Pagers and cell phones are banned during the class period.
Academic Honesty:Academic integrity is the foundation of the academic community. Because each student has the primary responsibility for being academically honest, students are advised to read and understand all sections of this policy relating to standards of conduct and academic life. Park University 2005-2006 Undergraduate Catalog Page 85-87
Plagiarism:Plagiarism involves the use of quotations without quotation marks, the use of quotations without indication of the source, the use of another's idea without acknowledging the source, the submission of a paper, laboratory report, project, or class assignment (any portion of such) prepared by another person, or incorrect paraphrasing. Park University 2005-2006 Undergraduate Catalog Page 85-87
Attendance Policy:Instructors are required to maintain attendance records and to report absences via the online attendance reporting system.
Park University 2005-2006 Undergraduate Catalog Page 89
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