HI375 The American Frontier

for S1LL 2007

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HI 375 The American Frontier


S1LL 2007 LR


Coleman, Marshia

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Semester Dates

Jan. 15 - March 11, 2007

Class Days


Class Time

9:00 - 2:00 PM

Credit Hours


*  Limerick.  The Legacy of Conquest.  W. W. Norton, 1988.
*  Miller, Butler and Lewis, Major Problems in the history of the American West, second edition.  Houghton Mifflin, 1997.
*   Etulain.  Does the Frontier Experience Make America Exceptional?  St. Martin, 1999.

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Course Description:
A study of the American frontier from the point of view of those who created it and participated in its development. We will examine the art, music and literature of and about the frontier. We will, throughout the course, note the participation of non-Anglos along American frontiers, and contrast the American frontier with those of other continents. 3:0:3

Educational Philosophy:

Class Assessment:
Assesment will consit of a midterm and final exam, a paper and a presentation.

     Midterm Exam      100 points
     Final Exam            100 points
     Paper                     100 points
     Presentation             50 points

Late Submission of Course Materials:
No work will be taken late.  If you miss a test you will have 5 day to make it up.  All make up tests must be taken in the Park office durning regular business hours.

Classroom Rules of Conduct:

All Park polices will be in place during this course.

Course Topic/Dates/Assignments:
     Topic:  Research of a 19th Century issue involving American frontier economics, European-Native American interaction, demographics, institutions, popular culture, or cultural representations.
     Length:  10 pages content… must include title page and bibliography also

     Content:  The paper should not only research the issue, event or myth, but the paper should evaluate the issue's, event's or idea's importance to the frontier.
     Research Requirements:  The paper should use at least TEN books or journal articles.  Book reviews and Internet material may be used in addition to the TEN texts or journals.  Citations must be included (no anonymous Internet information). Papers and presentations are due Saturday, December 3, 2005.  Papers and presentations will not be accepted late.

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 2006-2007 Undergraduate Catalog Page 87-89

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 2006-2007 Undergraduate Catalog Page 87

Attendance Policy:
Instructors are required to maintain attendance records and to report absences via the online attendance reporting system.

  1. The instructor may excuse absences for valid reasons, but missed work must be made up within the semester/term of enrollment.
  2. Work missed through unexcused absences must also be made up within the semester/term of enrollment, but unexcused absences may carry further penalties.
  3. In the event of two consecutive weeks of unexcused absences in a semester/term of enrollment, the student will be administratively withdrawn, resulting in a grade of "W".
  4. A "Contract for Incomplete" will not be issued to a student who has unexcused or excessive absences recorded for a course.
  5. Students receiving Military Tuition Assistance or Veterans Administration educational benefits must not exceed three unexcused absences in the semester/term of enrollment. Excessive absences will be reported to the appropriate agency and may result in a monetary penalty to the student.
  6. Report of a "F" grade (attendance or academic) resulting from excessive absence for those students who are receiving financial assistance from agencies not mentioned in item 5 above will be reported to the appropriate agency.

Park University 2006-2007 Undergraduate Catalog Page 89-90

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