HIU104 American History Survey Through the Civil War

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HIU 104 American History Survey Throughthe Civil War


S1I 2010 EMA


Schroback, Nicholas


Adjunct Faculty


B.A. in History, Tufts University

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Charlie Company Office, Level O-2, Near Disbursing

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Semester Dates

Jan 2010 - Jun 2010

Class Days


Class Time


Credit Hours


America : Past and Present : Brief, Comp. Edition: 7TH 07 • Divine

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Course Description:
HIU 104 American History Survey Through the Civil War: GE - Introduction to the social, cultural, political and economic history of the United States from the conquest and colonization of North America to the reunification of the nation at the conclusion of the Civil War. The survey shall comprise and inquiry of period literature. (United States Concentration) Offered as required. 3:0:3

Educational Philosophy:
The instructor's educational philosophy is one of critical analytical thinking based on lectures, readings, dialogues, examinations, and writings.  The Instructor will engage each learner in the process of critical thinking whereby all information is critically examined to allow the learner to conduct a logical analysis in arriving at conclusions about the validity and value of the information.

  Instructor Learning Outcomes

  1. Assess the impact of the contact and the interchange between the New and Old Worlds.
  2. Trace the patterns of settlement and the social, political, and economic developments in colonial North America.
  3. Analyze the factors leading to the American Revolution.  Describe the events of the Revolution and its impact upon the people who lived through it.
  4. Trace the social, political, diplomatic, and economic developments during the Federalist and early Republican periods, 1787-1820.
  5. Trace the social, political, and economic developments of the Age of jackson, 1820-1840.  Account for Jackson's popularity and explain how he symbolizes the democratization of American pollitics.
  6. Account for America's westward surge during the 1840's and assess the impact of western expansion.
  7. Account for the growing sectionalism in the nation.  Explain the outbreak of the Civil War 1861-1865, and trace the major military, political, economic, and social developments of the war.
Class Assessment:

Class Assessment:
The class assessment will consist of a Midterm, Final, Two Quizzes, Historiographical Paper and Class Discussion.



The following grading plan will be used:
Two Quizzes.........................10% each
Historiographical Paper.........20%
Class Discussion...................10%

Late Submission of Course Materials:
Assignments should be turned in on or before the due date on which they are due.  Certain work may be made up in cases of legitimate absence.  The Instructor must be notified (email or in person) prior to the absence for the absence to be considered excused.  Five points will be deducted for papers submitted late and up to five points will be added to papers submitted prior to the due date.  Missed examinations must be made up prior to the next scheduled class period, unless arrangements are made with the Instructor.

Classroom Rules of Conduct:
It is expected that members of the class will threat each other with respect and dignity.  There will be many different views and opinions and no one should be chastised or ridiculed for their contribution to the class.  Students should come to class properly prepared to discuss the scheduled lesson.  No profanity.  Unless the student is making a direct quote, they will conduct their speech as you would in a formal setting.

Course Topic/Dates/Assignments:

1.  Week of Jan 17-23:  NO CLASS ON JAN 18

                                        New World Encounters
                                        Divine, chapters 1, 2 and 3

2.  Week of Jan 24-30:  North America in the Atlantic World, Revolution

                                   Divine, chapters 3, 4 and 5
                                    1st Quiz

3.  Week of Jan 31-Feb 6:  Revolution, Forging  a National Republic: 1763-1783, Defining the Nation

                                     Divine, chapters  6, 7 and 8                                   

                                     Midterm: Feb 5

4.  Week of Feb 7-Feb 13: Defining the Nation

                                       Divine, chapters 9 and 10


5.  Week of Feb 14-Feb 20: Manifest Destiny: America Looks West

                                      Divine, chapters 11, 12 and 13

6.  Week of Feb 21-Feb 27:  The Road to Civil War

                                            Divine, chapters 14 and 15

                                            Second Quiz
7.  Week of Feb 28-Mar 6 : The Civil War
                                       Divine, chapter 15

8.  Week of Mar 7-Mar 15:

                                      Papers due: Mar 12
                                      Final Exam: Mar 15

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  1. The instructor may excuse absences for valid reasons, but missed work must be made up within the semester/term of enrollment.
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  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 "F".
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