District Syllabus
American History To 1877

Credit Hours: 3
Contact Hours: 3
Laboratory Fee: None.
Prerequisites: ENC0025 Developmental Writing II And
REA0017 Developmental Reading II
Corequisites: There are no corequisites for this course.
Catalog Description:
A history of the American people from the Colonial period to 1877.
Emphasizes the development and adoption of the constitution, the
major events resulting in the democratization of American society,
the sectional struggle over the nature of America's destiny, and the
Reconstruction Era. Meets A.A. general education Category IV. A 
writing emphasis course.
Required Materials: Books:
  • Mary Beth Norton, etal. A People and A Nation (V1) to 1877 (Distance Learning Class Only), 9th ed., Hughton-Mifflin, 2012. ISBN: 978045916253
  • Davidson, DeLay, Heyrman, Lytle, and Stoff. U.S. A Narrative History (V1), 2nd ed., McGraw Hill, 2012. ISBN: 9780073385662
Supplemental Materials: Additional materials may be assigned by an instructor to supplement the required textbook. -->
Special Requirements: This course may be used to satisfy a part of the A.A. general education writing requirement for graduation. A student will be expected to write formal papers and/or essays, using standard written English and totaling a minimum of ten double-spaced pages. All writing will be evaluated, and the evaluations will be used in determining the student’s final grade. There is a fee for distance learning classes.
Program Learning Outcomes:
Global Learning Outcomes:

I. CRITICAL THINKING: Students evaluate the validity of their 
own and others' ideas through questioning, analyzing, and 
synthesizing results into the learning process.  

II. COMMUNICATION: Students develop effective reading, writing, 
speaking 	and listening skills.

V. CULTURAL LITERACY: Students evaluate issues relevant to cultural
diversity and culturally diverse populations.

Course Learning Outcomes:
The student will have a firm grasp of the major themes, movements,
institutions and experiences in American history from colonization
through the Civil War to Reconstruction.
Methods of Evaluation:
Evaluation of student progress towards achieving the stated learning 
outcomes and performance objectives is the responsibility of the 
instructor, within the policies of the college and the department. 
Detailed explanation is included in the expanded syllabus developed 
by the instructor for each section being taught.
Flexibility: It is the intention of the instructor to accomplish the objectives specified in the course syllabus. However, circumstances may arise which prohibit the fulfilling of this endeavor. Therefore, this syllabus is subject to change. When possible, students will be notified of any change in advance of its occurrence.

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Note: For students with a disability that falls under the Americans with Disability Act or Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act, it is the responsibility of the student to notify Student Resource Center for ADA Services to discuss any special needs or equipment necessary to accomplish the requirements for this course. Upon completion of registration with the Student Resource Center for ADA Services office, specific arrangements can be discussed with the instructor.

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