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this is the syllabus for history 106
The United States Since 1877
Tyler Dewayne Moore
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Date Created: 09/09/16
HISTORY 106, Sec 7: The United States Since 1877 The University of Mississippi - Fall 2016 T/Th 4 p.m. to 5:15 p.m. Lamar Room 129 Professor T. DeWayne Moore - Office - Old Athletics 104 – Located to the right (northwest) of the Turner Center Office Hours: T/Th 2 pm to 3:45 pm; or by appointment Course Description This course aims to provide students with a better understanding of the political, social, cultural, and economic developments in the United States from the end of Reconstruction in the mid-1870s to the new millennium. By examining the people, places, and events that shaped history, students witness the nation rise from the ashes of Civil War and develop into the world’s greatest economic and military superpower. The central themes of the course are; the emergence of a strong national government; the transformation of the United States into an international superpower; the significance of labor organizing, civil rights activism, and the concept of black power; as well as the historical impact of American culture across the globe. This course also emphasizes the development of clear and cogent writing skills. Student Learning Objectives Students, in addition to many other benefits, will understand:  The political, social, and economic climate after the Civil War, specifically the response of newly freed African Americans  The rapid industrialization of the nation and the relationship between the titans of industry and the workers who fueled their success, the majority of whom were neither natives or recent immigrants th  How domestic and foreign policy changed during the 20 century  The development of the welfare state, as well as the rapidly transforming role of the federal government in the Progressive and New Deal eras  How the study of history informs our opinions on the role of the federal government  How the cultural products of the American experience made an impact on a global level Required Text TEXTBOOK: Alan Brinkley, The Unfinished Nation: A Concise History of the American People, Volume 2—5th edition or newer. 1 RESPONSE ESSAY READINGS: The reading assignments for response essays will be posted on Blackboard. BLUE BOOK REQUIREMENT: Each student must turn in three BLANK blue books before September 13. DO NOT WRITE ON THEM—LEAVE THEM BLANK. The blue books will be handed back out before each examination. You will not be allowed to take the exams without first turning in three books. Getting in Touch with Your Instructor and TA Feel free to come speak with me before and after class. Feel free to shoot me an email and visit my office. You can always, of course, send questions via email. Assignments, Exams, and Point Values  Examination One: 100 points  Examination Two: 100 points  Final Examination: 120 points  Essay One: 50 points – Oct 6  Essay Two: 50 points – Nov 22  Class Participation: 80 points A perfect score in this course is 500 points. I determine your final grade by simply adding each student’s scores and dividing the sum by 500. THIS CONFIGURATION IS SUBJECT TO CHANGE AND INCLUDE A HOST OF QUIZZES—WHICH MAY BE GIVEN FROM TIME TO TIME TO ENSURE THAT ALL STUDENTS ARE KEEPING UP IN THE BOOK AND TAKING A COPIOUS AMOUNT OF NOTES. I CANNOT STRESS THE IMPORTANCE OF NOT FALLING TOO FAR BEHIND!! Examinations The exams consist of two sections. 1) essay questions and 2) identification terms. I will list a bunch of ID terms on the exam, and students should respond in paragraph form, writing important details that identify the term (who, what, when, where) and, most importantly, explain its significance in this course. The ID section counts 50 points, and the essay section counts 50 points. The final exam will be the same format, but it will include one extra credit comprehensive essay question. Response Essays In the response essays, students answer a question based on the reading of 2 primary and secondary source material, which will be provided through Blackboard. - YOU ARE NOT ALLOWED TO USE ANY OUTSIDE SOURCES. While a significant portion of your grade depends on the content of your essay, I also examine the structure of your work, the proper use of introductions, conclusions, and thesis statements, as well as grammar. I will discuss the response essays in class before the first due date. Grading Scale Percentage Earned Grade Earned 93% - 100% A 90% - 92% A- 88% - 89% B+ 83% - 87% B 80% - 82% B- 78% - 79% C+ 73% - 77% C 70% - 72% C- 60% - 69% D Below 60% F If ever there is a need to round, I will always round according to mathematical principles. Attendance University policy requires the taking of attendance at the beginning of every class period. The ONLY absences I will excuse will be medical absences with legitimate doctors’ excuses, school-approved absences for organizations or athletic (with the proper paperwork from the dean, athletic office, etc.), and funerals with accompanying obituaries or those that have been approved by the Office of the Dean of Students. Please check the M Book for more information. That said, the in-class lectures provide crucial information needed to do well on the exams, which are not drawn solely from the textbook. Accumulating a high number of absences, therefore, is not a good idea. 3 Participation and Attendance Grade The participation grade is worth 80 points, and it should be easiest points to receive in the course. I allow each student THREE penalty-free absences, but each absence after that will cost them twenty participation points. If a student accumulates ten absences, they automatically fail the course. TO DO WELL IN THIS COURSE, YOU NEED TO DO THE FOLLOWING: - 1. Before we begin lecture each week, each student needs to have read the chapter, or chapters, in the book associated with that week (see the gameplan below). - 2. Sit down, tune in, and take plenty of notes during lecture and discussion (either writing on paper or typing on your computer ) - 3. Be courteous to your fellow students and respect that people spend their hard-earned money to finish their coursework and earn their degree. Every time you talk during lecture and obscure someone’s hearing—every time your phone rings; every time your phone vibrates against the desk, every time you show up late and slam the door—you essentially rob them of a portion of that money. It is not a good idea to dig down too deep in people’s pockets—DO NOT STEAL THE MONEY OF STUDENTS IN THIS COURSE. Cheerfully, I reserve the right to lower participation grades, in some instances, due to disruptions in class, lack of preparedness, or lack of attentiveness. - Class Etiquette Turn off cellular telephones, blackberries, iPods, iPads, Androids, and any other form of technological equipment you might be carrying with you before class begins. Headphones must also be taken off once class begins. The noises from these devices can only disrupt the proceedings. Forgetting once can be forgiven, but consistent problems will constitute a serious breach of class etiquette. If you answer the phone, use one of those electronic devices, or listen to some form of electronic device during class, this will constitute an even greater breach of class etiquette. Such behavior problems, along with other disruptive behavior such as sleeping or talking, will result in the possible loss of participation points. You will essentially lose points from your total score for poor behavior. Make Up Exam Policy Under no circumstances will makeup exams be given without an excused absence. If you do have to take a makeup exam, the exam will be considerably harder than the original. You will also have to take this exam during a time assigned during the final two weeks of class. If you cannot attend this session, you will not be able to make up the exam. No exceptions. Missing an exam is a very bad idea. Cheating and Plagiarism 4 Cheating and plagiarism will be reported to the proper administrative office (see M Book on probation and expulsion procedures) and the cheater/plagiarizer could potentially receive a zero for the particular assignment as well as the entire course. The infraction could also result in notification of the dean for further action. I have no tolerance for cheating, and you should know that it is against school policy. Plagiarism, however, is against the law (Plagiarism is the uncited use of someone else’s writing. You may not copy sentences or paragraphs from another source and use them as your own in your writing. All of your words must be your own. Refer to the M Book for a more thorough definition). Please take the plagiarism quiz offered to you at Believe that you can be a serious writer, who speaks from a strong, informed position and offers clearly written sentences that are germane to the topic. Do not write vague, meaningless sentences. Do not make generalizations and broad-sweeping claims without any evidence whatsoever. Learn the significance of each element of the material, know how they influence each other—nothing occurs in a vacuum— and write with confidence. Special Accommodations If you have a learning disability or special need for fairly completing the course as described in the syllabus, the Americans with Disabilities Act protects you. You must register with the University’s Services for Students with Disabilities office. Once you do, I will try to accommodate you in any way I can, as long as your needs do not require fundamental alterations to the curriculum. Please take notice of the proper exits from the classroom in case of emergency. THE GAME PLAN DATE TOPIC READING August 23 (T): INTRODUCTION & SYLLABUS August 25 (TH) The “New South” Ch. 16 &17 August 30 (T) Settling of the West 5 Sept 1 (TH) The New Industrial Society Ch. 18 SEP 2­LAST DAY TO DROP  Sept 2 (F) TO GET BACK SOME $$$ Sept 6 (T) Labor and its Discontent Ch. 19&20 Sept 8 (TH) The Rise of the City Sept. 13 (T) THREE BLUE BOOKS DUE (Sept. 13) Sept. 15 (TH) The Age of Imperialism Sept 20 (T) The Progressive Era Ch. 21 Sept 22 (TH) Sept 27 (T) EXAM ONE Chs. 16-21 Sept 29 (TH) America and the Great War Ch. 22 Oct 4 (T) OCTOBER 3 (M): Last Day to Withdraw from Classes—No Refund October 10 (M): Mid-Term Grades Due Oct 6 (TH) ESSAY ONE DUE (Oct 6) Ch. 23 Oct 11 (T) “Return to Normalcy”’ in the Roaring 20s Oct 13 (TH) Oct 18 (T) The Great Depression Ch. 24 Oct 20 (TH) The New Deal Ch. 24 Oct 25 (T) Oct 27 (TH) The Global Crisis Nov 1 (T) America in a World at War Ch. 25 6 Nov 3 (TH) EXAM TWO Chs. 22-25 Nov 8 (T) The Cold War Nov 10 (TH) The Affluent Society Ch. 26&27 Nov 15 (T) The Civil Rights Movement Ch. 28 Nov 17 (TH) ESSAY TWO DUE (Nov 22) Nov 22 (T) Ch. 29 Vietnam and the Counterculture Nov 29 (T) The Black Arts Movement, Black Power, Dec 1 (TH) Tricky Dick, the Peanut Farmer, and the Ch. 30 New Right DEC 7 (W) FINAL EXAM – 4:00 pm to 7:00 pm After taking the final exam, the students who heed the aforementioned keys to success in this course will perhaps have cramps in their hand, but will lack anxiety and all feelings of nervousness. In addition to walking away with the confidence of knowing and understanding the significance of American history, they will also have peace of mind concerning their grade in the course. 7


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