Survey of American History II – HIUS 222

CG • Section 8WK • 11/08/2019 to 04/16/2020 • Modified 09/28/2022

Course Description

A survey of American history from Reconstruction to the present, stressing interpretation and analysis of major eras and trends.

For information regarding prerequisites for this course, please refer to the Academic Course Catalog.

Rationale

This course will give the student an understanding of the history of the United States since the Civil War.

Course Assignment

Textbook readings and lecture presentations

Course Requirements Checklist

After reading the Course Syllabus and Student Expectations, the student will complete the related checklist found in Course Overview.

Discussion

Discussions are collaborative learning experiences that foster a spirit of community and collegiality, but the student must also view these academic assignments with formal requirements. Therefore, the student is required to submit a thread in response to the provided prompt for each discussion. Each thread must be 200–250 words. In addition to the thread, the student must reply to the threads of at least two classmates. Each reply must be 75–150 words and promote discussion past simply agreeing. The first post must be supported using specific examples from the primary sources (from the McGraw-Hill textbook) for the Module: Week. (CLO: A, B, C, D, E, and F; FSLO: CIL 1, 2, 3, 4, and 5)

Peer-Review Discussion

Discussions are collaborative learning experiences that foster a spirit of community and collegiality, but the student must also view these academic assignments with formal requirements. Therefore, the student is required to submit a thread in response to the provided prompt for each discussion. The thread will require the student to attach his/her Family Artifact Assignment and write a 200-250 word abstract along with replies of 75–150 words each to at least two classmates. (CLO: A, B, C, D, E, and F; FSLO: CIL 1, 2, 3, 4, and 5)

Biography Assignments (2)

The student will write two biographies. Each biography will contain a 1-2-page summary of an historical figure found on a database that is available through the Jerry Falwell Library. The student will also create a bibliography with at least nine sources, plus the database citation about the individual (CLO: A, B, C, D; FSLO: CIL 1, 2, 3, and 4)

Family Artifact Assignment

The student will write a 3-page report with a bibliography covering a family artifact/object that is important to American history from 1865-2000. (CLO: A, B, C, D, E; FSLO: CIL 1, 2, 3, 4, and 5).

Quiz: Content (8)

Each content quiz will cover the reading in Brinkley’s The Unfinished Nation as well as the presentations for the module: week in which it is assigned. Each quiz will be open-book/open-notes, contain 25 multiple-choice and true/false questions or 19 multiple-choice and true/false questions and one essay question, and have a time limit of 50 minutes (CLO: A, B, C; FSLO: CIL 1, 2, 3).

Quiz: Primary Sources (7)

Each primary source quiz will cover the required primary sources from McGraw-Hill for the module: week in which it is assigned. Each quiz will be open-website/open-notes, contain 10 multiple-choice and true/false questions, and have a time limit of 15 minutes (CLO: A, B, C; FSLO: CIL 1, 2, 3).