HIS 104 American History Survey Throughthe Civil War
S1T 2013 DLA
Toro, Paul R.
BS USAFAMA Norwitch
12:00 - 2:00 M-F San Antonio time
210 732 7479
Robert A. Divine, T. H. Breen, George M. Fredrickson, R. Hal Williams, Ariela J. Gross, H.W. Brands, and Randy Roberts. America: Past & Present, 8th Brief Edition, Combined Volume. (New York: Pearson/Longman, 2011). ISBN: 978-0-205-76041-1.
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McAfee Memorial Library - Online information, links, electronic databases and the Online catalog. Contact the library for further assistance via email or at 800-270-4347.Career Counseling - The Career Development Center (CDC) provides services for all stages of career development. The mission of the CDC is to provide the career planning tools to ensure a lifetime of career success.Park Helpdesk - If you have forgotten your OPEN ID or Password, or need assistance with your PirateMail account, please email email@example.com or call 800-927-3024Resources for Current Students - A great place to look for all kinds of information http://www.park.edu/Current/.Advising - Park University would like to assist you in achieving your educational goals. Please contact your Campus Center for advising or enrollment adjustment information.Online Classroom Technical Support - For technical assistance with the Online classroom, email firstname.lastname@example.org or call the helpdesk at 866-301-PARK (7275). To see the technical requirements for Online courses, please visit the http://parkonline.org website, and click on the "Technical Requirements" link, and click on "BROWSER Test" to see if your system is ready.FAQ's for Online Students - You might find the answer to your questions here.
Instructor Learning Outcomes
Each student is responsible for completing the following assignments:
Weekly Discussions: Your comments in discussion should be written in your own words. To support your comments you may use brief quotations from our textbooks or other scholarly sources; however, you must properly document all borrowed material. If you cite our textbooks, a parenthetical citation with the author's name and page number is sufficient. If you use an outside source, please provide a full citation. If you use a quotation from any source, you must use quotation marks. There are two discussion topics each week, worth 10-points each, for a total of 20 discussion points.
Discussion Grading Rubric: Early in the week, post your main response to the question in each discussion topic. Each week there are at least two topics, you must post one main response and two peer response comments in each topic. Your responses will be graded on the following criteria:
Length of 2 main posts: minimum of 100 words on the initial discussion response: 1 point each main post, (2 points possible each week)
Conventions (grammar/punctuation/spelling/and citation if needed): 1 point overall on each topic, (2 points possible each week).
Content (relevant to the discussion question): 4 points overall in each topic, (8 points possible each week).
Peer Responses: in each topic, post two separate Peer Responses consisting of thoughtful and detailed comments: 2 points each for a total possible of 8 points possible each week
Total Possible on each week's discussion: 20 points overall, (10 points in each topic)
Journals: Students will be required to write four journals (Weeks 2, 3, 5, and 6) based on various topics as indicated. The Journal assignment will be placed in the JOURNAL tab at the top of your eCollege course platform.
Student demonstrated no awareness of the context surrounding the journal question.
Student demonstrated an awareness of the context surrounding the journal question but did not explore it.
Student demonstrated an awareness of the context surrounding the journal question and made minimal comment.
Student demonstrated a high awareness of the context surrounding the journal question.
Analysis conveyed no personal response to the journal question.
Analysis conveyed little evidence of a personal response to the journal question.
Analysis conveyed some evidence of a personal response to the journal question.
Analysis conveyed evidence of a personal response to the journal question.
Student demonstrated that he/she reflected new interpretations of evidence.
Student demonstrated no evidence of command of the English language.
Student demonstrated some evidence of command of the English language.
Student demonstrated a good command of the English language.
Student demonstrated an excellent command of the English language.
Student demonstrated no ability to reflect on own work.
Student demonstrated some ability to reflect on own work but does not provide many examples.
Student demonstrated an ability to reflect on own work but examples provided were minimal.
Student demonstrated an ability to reflect on own work. Provided examples consistently.
Student demonstrated no comprehension of the journal question.
Student demonstrated some basic comprehension of the journal question.
Student comprehended the surface level meaning of the journal question.
Student was able to make inferences and comprehended deeper meaning.
Journal was 149 words or less.
Journal was 150-175 words.
Journal was 175-200 words.
Journal was proper length of 200 words.
Journal had 5 or more spelling and/or grammar errors.
Journal had 3-4 spelling and/or grammar errors.
Journal had 1-2 spelling and/or grammar errors.
Journal had no spelling and/or grammar errors.
Student developed and expressed no argument, opinion, or response to the journal question.
Student developed and expressed only one argument, opinion, and response to the journal question.
Student developed and expressed only two arguments, opinions, and responses to the journal question.
Student developed and expressed three or more arguments, opinions, and responses to the journal question.
Exams: There are two exams in this course: a Midterm and a Proctored Final Exam. There are study guides in the course along with areas in the Instructor's Office for discussion of the material.
Midterm Exam Grading: The 100-point matching and multiple-choice midterm exam covers Weeks 1-4, chapters 1-7. You will have 1 hour and 30 minutes to complete the exam – you must finish it once you have started. You will not be able to save it and return later. It is open-book, open-note.
Proctored Final Exam Grading: The 100-point proctored matching and multiple-choice final exam is the Core Assessment for this course. It is comprehensive, covering materials from Week 1-8, chapters 1-15. This exam is NOT open-book or open-not.
For proctored examinations, photo identification is required at the time of the test. You will also need to check with your proctor to see if they will need for you to bring paper to the exam since this is a short answer and essay exam. Guidelines for selecting an acceptable proctor can be found on the Park University Website.
* It will be the responsibility of the student to arrange for a proctor, by the 6th week of the term, who is accepted and approved by the course instructor.
* Approval of proctors is the discretion of the Online instructor.
* A proctor request form will be made available to you during the first week of class so that you can send your requested proctor to your instructor for approval.
* Final Exams cannot be taken before Monday of Week 8. Request for a waiver from this time restriction must be submitted directly to Dr. Tim Westcott, Chair of the Department of Culture and Society at: email@example.com. Requests must be made at least seven working days prior the commencement of Week 8.
Proctored Final Examination Policies:
-- Examinations must account for no less than 20% and no more than 30% of students’ final grade.
-- Examinations are to be completed in a 2-hour testing session.
Failure to Take a Final Examination:
-- Failure to take a proctored final examination will result in an automatic “F” for the course. As the final examination is a required course component, the grade of “F” must be recorded regardless of the student’s grade before the examination (or what the student’s grade would be if points from the final exam were deducted).
A. = exceptional and an uncommon achievement.
B. = is above the average performance of a 1st or 2nd year college student and is earned by exceeding the standard.
C. = is the average expected of a 1st or 2nd year student and is earned by meeting the standard.
D. = is below average and marginally meets the course standard.
F. = is obviously failing to meet the course standard.
Course Grading Scale:
A = 560.0-504.0 points
B = 503.9-447.9 points
C = 447.8-391.8 points
D = 391.7-335.7 points
F = 335.6 points or below
Late Submission of Course Materials:
All work is due on the due date. If you will miss work and need to submit late (for TDY or emergency), make arrangements with the instructor ahead of time. Late work will be penalized 10 percent per day late unless prior arrangements have been made.
Classroom Rules of Conduct:
The fundamental objective of this course is to learn. That means we must all work together and learn from each other. In order to accomplish this, we must treat each other with respect. Everyone will have the opportunity and freedom to express their ideas. Be sure to review the Park Student Code of Conduct.
New World Encounters
Read Chapter 1
Perform Discussion Threads
View Lecture 1 (PPT)
17th & 18th Century America
Read Chapters 2, 3 and 4
View Lectures 2, 3 and 4 (PPT)
Complete Journal assignment
American Revolution, & Republican Culture
Read Chapters 5 and 6
View Lectures 5 and 6 (PPT)
Democracy in Distress, 1788-1800
Read Chapter 7
View Lecture 7 (PPT)
Complete the Mid-Term Examination
Jeffersonianism, Nationalism and Andrew Jackson
Read Chapters 8, 9 and 10
View Lectures 8, 9 and 10 (PPT)
Slavery and Perfectionism
Read Chapters 11 and 12
View Lectures 11 and 12 (PPT)
Expansionism and Sectionalism
Read Chapters 13 and 14
View Lectures 13 and 14 (PPT)
Secession & the Civil War
Read Chapter 15
View Lecture 15 (PPT)
Complete Proctored Final Examination
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 students and faculty members are encouraged to take advantage of the University resources available for learning about academic honesty (www.park.edu/current or http://www.park.edu/faculty/).from Park University 2011-2012 Undergraduate Catalog Page 95-96
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. from Park University 2011-2012 Undergraduate Catalog Page 95
Attendance Policy:Instructors are required to maintain attendance records and to report absences via the online attendance reporting system.
Park University 2011-2012 Undergraduate Catalog Page 98
Disability Guidelines:Park University is committed to meeting the needs of all students that meet the criteria for special assistance. These guidelines are designed to supply directions to students concerning the information necessary to accomplish this goal. It is Park University's policy to comply fully with federal and state law, including Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 and the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990, regarding students with disabilities. In the case of any inconsistency between these guidelines and federal and/or state law, the provisions of the law will apply. Additional information concerning Park University's policies and procedures related to disability can be found on the Park University web page: http://www.park.edu/disability .
Online Course Policies:
Policy #1: Submission of Work:
A class week is defined as the period of time between Monday 12:01 am MST and Sunday at 11:59 PM MST. The first week begins the first day of the term/semester. Assignments scheduled for completion during a class week should be completed and successfully submitted by the posted due date.
Create a back up file of every piece of work you submit for grading. This will ensure that a computer glitch or a glitch in cyberspace won't erase your efforts.
When files are sent attached to an email, the files should be in either Microsoft Word, RTF, ASCII, txt, or PDF file formats.
Policy #2: Ground Rules for Online Communication & Participation
General email: Students should use email for private messages to the instructor and other students. When sending email other than assignments, you must identify yourself fully by name and class in all email sent to your instructor and/or other members of our class.
Online threaded discussions: are public messages and all writings in this area will be viewable by the entire class or assigned group members.
Online Instructor Response Policy: Online Instructors will check email frequently and will respond to course-related questions within 24-48 hours.
Observation of "Netiquette": All your Online communications need to be composed with fairness, honesty and tact. Spelling and grammar are very important in an Online course. What you put into an Online course reflects on your level of professionalism. Here are a couple of Online references that discuss writing Online http://goto.intwg.com/ and netiquette http://www.albion.com/netiquette/corerules.html.
Please check the Announcements area before you ask general course "housekeeping" questions (i.e. how do I submit assignment 3?). If you don't see your question there, then please contact your instructor.
Policy #3: What to do if you experience technical problems or have questions about the Online classroom.
If you experience computer difficulties (need help downloading a browser or plug-in, you need help logging into the course, or if you experience any errors or problems while in your Online course, click on the button in your Online Classroom, then click on the helpdesk menu item, and then fill out the form or call the helpdesk for assistance.
If the issue is preventing you from submitting or completing any coursework, contact your instructor immediately.
Last Updated:12/15/2012 10:24:15 AM