District Syllabus
American History From 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 experience in the post-Civil War years.
This course will emphasize the growth of American industry and
business and the social and economic reforms connected with that
growth. The course will also emphasize the emergence of the United 
States as a world power during the 20th century and the ramifications 
that rise has had on foreign and domestic policy.  Meets A.A. general 
education Category IV. A writing emphasis course.
Required Materials: Books:
  • Mary Beth Norton, etal. A People and A Nation (v2) fr 1877 (Distance Learning Class Only), 9th ed., Houghton-Mifflin, 2012. ISBN: 978045916260
  • Davidson, DeLay, Heyrman, Lytle and Stoff. U.S. A Narrative History (V2), 2nd ed., McGraw Hill, 2012. ISBN: 9780077420772
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 will evaluate the validity of 
their own and others’ ideas through questioning, analyzing, and 
synthesizing the results into the creative process.

II.  	COMMUNICATION: Students will develop effective reading, 
writing, speaking 	and listening skills to communicate verbally and 
nonverbally on literal and figurative levels. 

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 the aftermath
of the Civil War to the present.
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.  
The instructor's expanded syllabus will explain how the following 
requirements fit into the course:

1. Writing that includes critical essays and that may include 
reader's journals and documented reporrts based on independent 
2.  Oral participation that may range from participation in class 
discussion to formal presentations.
3.  Unit tests, objective and/or essay, and a final exam.
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.

Student Email Accounts: Pensacola State College provides an institutional email account to all credit students. Pirate Mail is the official method of communication, and students must use Pirate Mail when communicating with the College. In cases where companion software is used for a particular class, emails may be exchanged between instructor and student using the companion software.

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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