History 101: United States History to 1877
COURSE: History 101 - UNITED STATES HISTORY TO 1877
INSTRUCTOR: Saul Panski
SECTION NUMBER: # 9106
OFFICE PHONE: (310) 900-1600, Ext. 2560
INTRODUCTION TO HYBRID COURSES:
A hybrid course is one in which some instruction takes place in a classroom setting and some in an online setting. This course will include a weekly lecture on the Compton campus (Mondays, 8:00 a.m. -9:25 a.m. in Room E-32) but all assignments and examinations will be submitted/administered online. To complete the course requirements will therefore require that you have access to a computer and that you utilize the Etudes course management system used by El Camino College.
History 101 is a Credit/Degree applicable course and the grade is based on points earned from the following
Video Summaries 22% of grade 130 points
These summaries should be submitted online via the Etudes “Assignments, Tests, and Surveys” link. If you have a problem accessing Etudes when assignments are due, you can send summaries to me as attachments at my regular email address at email@example.com Each video summary should be distinguished by clear, separate headings. Do NOT combine summaries that are part of the same assignment.
Online Class discussion: 27% of grade 155 points
You will be asked to post online, via the Etudes “Discussion and Private Message” link, an introductory comment telling the class a little bit about yourself . This will indicate to me that you have successfully accessed and understand how to use Etudes. Students who fail to do so will be dropped from the class as "no shows" on Friday, February 18, 2011. The introduction will be worth 5 points.
Subsequently you are to post two comments for each discussion topic, the first responding to the listed questions and the second to student comments. Participation for each discussion topic will be worth up to 10 points . There will be discussion questions posted for each chapter of the textbook.
Class participation in face to face class sections 17% of grade 100 points
Midterm exam 17% of grade 100 points Chapters 1-8 of the textbook and Video Lessons 1-13
MIDTERM EXAMINATION April 7-8, 2011
Final Examination 17% of grade 100 points Chapters 9-15 of the textbook and Video Lessons 14-26
FINAL EXAMINATION June 8-9, 2011
The Midterm and Final Examinations will be timed. Students will have three and a half hours to complete the exams online. They will focus on the KEY TERMS found in the Etudes “Modules” links and will consist of matching, true-false, and fill -in -the -blank questions. Most will be linked directly to your textbook readings. However, there will also be some questions linked to the video lessons.
EXAMINATIONS & GRADING:
Total possible points= 585 points
475 -585 points= A
325- 374 points=D
February 14 Chapter 1 Video 1
Chapter 2 Videos 2,3,4
Feb 28 Chapter 3 Videos 5,6
March 7 Chapters 4 Video 7
March 14 Chapter 5 Videos ,8,9
March 21 Chapters 6 Videos 10,11
March 28 Chapter 7 Video12
April 4 Chapter 8 Video 13
MIDTERM EXAMINATION: APRIL 7-8, 2011
April 18 Chapter 9 Video Lesson 14,15
April 25 Chapter 10 Video Lesson 16,17
May 2 Chapter 11 Video Lesson 18
May 9 Chapter 12 Video Lesson 19
May 16 Chapter 13 Video Lesson 20,21
May 23 Chapter 14 Video Lesson 22,23,24
June 6 Chapter 15 Video Lesson 25,26
FINAL EXAMINATION: June 8-9, 2011
Textbook: (Mandatory) Print or E-Book
Print The Unfinished Nation: A Concise History of the American People, Volume 1, 6th Edition by Alan Brinkley. Publisher: McGraw-Hill Higher Education Print ISBN 978-0-07-728635-4. 2010 The book is available at the Bookstore on the Compton campus.
You can also order online from the ECC bookstore at http://elcamino.collegestoreonline.com
E-Book You may wish to consider purchasing an e-book version of the text from an organization called Coursesmart (www.coursesmart.com) E-text ISBN 978-0-07-731957-1
DVD Video lessons : (Mandatory) The Unfinished Nation: Part 1: “Early Colonization to Reconstruction (to 1877)” ISBN 978-1-58370033-1 Intelecom 2004
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