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ACTC US history (dual-credit)

Syllabus 2015-16

ACTC – US HISTORY (History 108)

Teacher: John M. Brown / Greenup County High School / Fall 2015

Curriculum Map / Schedule:

UNIT 1: DISCOVERY 2 weeks

Pre-Columbian Civilization

Age of Discovery

UNIT 2: SETTLEMENT & COLONIZATON 2 weeks

Native Americans

Early American Settlement & Colonies

UNIT 3: REVOLUTION & INDEPENDENCE 4 weeks

French & Indian War

Origins of the Revolution

American Revolution

Confederation & Constitution

MID-TERM (college) / first 9-weeks (high school)

UNIT 4: EARLY NATIONAL PERIOD 3 weeks

Federalist Era

Jeffersonian Era

War of 1812

UNIT 5: ANTEBELLUM 3 weeks

Jacksonian America

Culture & Reform

Manifest Destiny

UNIT 6: CIVIL WAR 3 weeks

Slavery & Abolitionism

Political & Economic Developments

Civil War

Official Course Description:

HIS108 traces the nation’s development through the Civil War. The course is designed to meet the demands for a general understanding of American history. Course fulfills the requirements for the elementary teacher’s certificate. Components: Lecture

Class is difficult if student lacks reading and writing skills. Use resources offered by the college.

     

Students with Disabilities: Ashland Community College is committed to ensuring that

all students with disabilities have an equal opportunity in the pursuit of their educational

objectives. If you have a disability and need accommodations, contact the Disabled

Student Services Coordinator at 606 326-2051 or in Room 215A. You should also

inform your instructor of your special needs.

GRADING: will be based on assignments given throughout the semester:

QUIZZES Based on material in class

ANALYSES You are required to write a book analysis over each assigned reading. The book analyses must be two-three pages in length, typed and double-spaced. The analyses and their preparation are discussed extensively in class. Your grade is determined by how successfully you can show what the author has done in the book, the author's methodology, as well as the significance of the information. Each assignment is graded like an English paper. These papers will be graded for their spelling, grammar, structure and content.

MIDTERM There will be one Midterm Paper. The Paper is a two-page essay on an historical period PAPER covered in class. The requirements, content and approach will be covered in class. It is thus essential that you come to class, listen and take good notes.

EXAMS There will be unit exams covering each unit.

FINAL Every student will be required to write a final essay on another historical period

ESSAY of United States history. This paper is similar to the Midterm but double in length.

Note: there will be one of the above used as a “common assessment” and will be turned into Ashland Community and Technical College.

****** You must complete all assignments in order to pass this class.

Academic Honesty Statement

Humanities Division

Ashland Community & Technical College

August 31, 1999

The information given below has been taken from Volume VI (Student Affairs Policy Sources), pages 33 and 34 of the KCTCS Faculty Source Book (1999). Sanctions for academic offenses may range from lowering a grade on a paper or assignment to permanent expulsion from the Community College. Refer to the latest edition of the Code of Student Conduct for further details.

ARTICLE III

ACADEMIC OFFENSES

3.1 PLAGIARISM

All academic work, written or otherwise, submitted by a student to an instructor or other academic supervisor, is expected to be the result of the student’s own thought, research, or self-expression. Any case in which a student feels unsure about a question of plagiarism involving the student’s work, the student is obliged to consult the instructor on the matter before submitting it.

When a student submits work purporting to be the student’s own, but which in any way borrows ideas, organization, wording or anything else from another source without appropriate acknowledgement of the fact, the student is guilty of plagiarism.

Plagiarism includes reproducing someone else’s work, whether it be a published article, chapter of a book, a paper from a friend or some file, or whatever. Plagiarism also includes the practice of employing or allowing another person to alter or revise the work which a student submits as the student’s own, whoever that other person may be. Students may discuss assignments among themselves or with an instructor or tutor, but when the actual work is done, it must be done by the student and the student alone.

When a student’s assignment involves research in outside sources of information, the student must carefully acknowledge exactly what, where, and how the student has employed them. If the student uses words of someone else, the student must put quotation marks around the passage in question and add an appropriate indication of the origin. Making simple changes while leaving the organization, content, and phraseology intact is plagiaristic. However, nothing in these Rules shall apply to those ideas which are so generally and freely circulated as to be part of the public domain. Any question of definition shall be referred to the Community College Appeals Board.

3.2 CHEATING

Cheating is defined by its general usage. It includes, but is not limited to, wrongfully giving, taking, or presenting any information or material by a student with the intent of aiding the student or another on any academic work. Any question of definition shall be referred to the Community College Appeals Board.

NOTE: Students guilty of plagiarism in any form will receive a zero for the assignment in question.

Course Competencies/Learner Outcomes

Upon successful completion of this course the student can:

  1. Utilize basic formal elements, techniques, concepts and vocabulary of United States History
  2. Demonstrate how social, cultural, and economic contexts influence United States History
  3. Evaluate the significance of human expression and experience in shaping United States History
  4. Distinguish between various kinds of evidence by identifying reliable sources and valid arguments

5. Evaluate enduring and contemporary issues of human experience

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