Professor: Joyce S. Goldberg
Semester: Spring 2013
Location: University Hall 115
Office: University Hall 330
Open Office Hours: Tues./Thurs. 3:30-5:30 p.m.
Appt. Off. Hrs: Tues/Thurs. 8:00-10:00 a.m.
(Students are strongly encouraged to take advantage of office hours)
Hist. Dept. website: http://www.uta.edu/history/
(click on faculty, my name, this course number)
(Volume ONE, THIRD EDITIONB-not the Seagull edition)
Textbook StudySpace: www.wwnorton.com/foner
(Click on the correct book cover)
BRING THE TEXTBOOK, PAPER, AND A WRITING IMPLEMENT TO EVERY CLASS
COURSE DESCRIPTION AND OBJECTIVES
This course surveys
STUDENT COMPETENCIES AND LEARNING OUTCOMES
a) Students will analyze historical arguments based on historical evidence. They will learn to differentiate between primary and secondary sources, between fact and interpretation.
b) Students will discover the relationship between history and memory. They will identify some of the cultural debates that have influenced Ahistorical remembrance.@
COURSE REQUIREMENTS AND GRADING PROCEDURES
TO PASS THIS COURSE STUDENTS ARE REQUIRED TO TAKE ALL EXAMS. STUDENTS WHO DO NOT, WILL AUTOMATICALLY FAIL THE COURSE. TAKING ALL EXAMS, HOWEVER, DOES NOT GUARANTEE A PASSING GRADE.
There will be five (5) multiple-choice EXAMS (requiring scantrons, pencils, and pens), each consisting of thirty (30) multiple choice questions and one short essay. The sixth (6th) exam will consist of fifty (50) multiple choice questions and one long essay. All questions come from some combination of the textbook, online documents, lecture/discussion, and movies/video clips.
Makeup exams will be administered ONLY on TUESDAY, MAY 2nd from 3:30-5:30 p.m. (Room TBA) None will be multiple choice (identification and short essays). I do not permit exam re-takes, offer extra-credit opportunities, or grant incompletes. Students are solely responsible for withdrawing from this course. I will never report nor discuss grades by email. Lectures are NOT available online. Films may be, but it is solely the responsibility of the student to locate them.
Final course grades will be determined by the following scale.
360-400 points = A
319-359 points = B
278-318 points = C
235-277 points = D
below 235 points = F
The rubric I use for grading essays is:
1) relevanceB-how well the essay answers the specific question asked
2) comprehensivenessB-how much relevant material is include
3) analysisB-how well ideas are developed
4) documentationB-how well evidence is presented to support ideas
5) logicB-do conclusions follow logically from premises
7) clarityB-how well the author communicates
UTA supports a variety of programs including tutoring to help you achieve academic success through the Office of Student Success Programs. Do not hesitate to ask for help. ASK FOR HELP EARLY!
INSTRUCTOR=S PERSONAL ADVISORY
Six hours of
1) REGULAR ATTENDANCE
2) COMPLETION OF READING ASSIGNMENTS BEFORE CLASS
3) NOTE-TAKING FROM
4) REWRITING AND REGULAR REVIEWING OF NOTES
5) STUDY GROUPS
6) USE OF THE TEXTBOOK WEBSITE
7) SERIOUS PREPARATION BEFORE EACH EXAM
All students in this course are expected to adhere to the UTA Honor Code:
I pledge, on my honor, to uphold UT
I promise that I will submit only work that I personally create or contribute to group collaborations, and I will appropriately reference any work from other sources. I will follow the highest standards of integrity and uphold the spirit of the Honor Code.
Any student caught in an act of scholastic dishonesty (cheating, plagiarism,
submitting another person=s
work as one=s
own) or conspiring to commit such an act will be disciplined in accordance
with UTA regulations and procedures.
(See Student Handbook)
STUDENTS WITH DISABILITIES
I am fully committed to the Americans with Disabilities Act and will assure that disabled students are appropriately accommodated in my class. If you require an accommodation based on a disability, the law requires you to inform your instructor and provide documentation through the Office for Students with Disabilities. (See Student Handbook)
While I prefer an atmosphere of informality and good humor, common courtesies and adult behavior are expected. Rudeness and incivility are unacceptable.
1) Students should attend all classes, although no records will be kept. You will be neither penalized nor rewarded for attendance, but you are responsible for all work transacted every class.
2) You are expected to arrive on time, having completed the day=s assignments, and remain for the duration of the class. Students who arrive late or who know they must leave early are required to (and only these may) sit in the last rows of the classroom. Students have rights, but none have the right to disturb, distract, or intentionally annoy other students.
3) ALL electronic devices must be silenced and put away, out of sight. Texting, newspaper reading, doing other homework, sleeping, or other inappropriate or disruptive behaviors will not be tolerated. No recording devices, computers, or other electronic devices may be used without my explicit consent.
4) Eating and drinking in moderation are permitted, but please use common sense to avoid distracting others.
READING ASSIGNMENTS AND DISCUSSION TOPICS
(due the date listed)
IN CASE OF INCLEMENT WEATHER OR SCHOOL CLOSURES FOR WHATEVER REASON, YOU ARE EXPECTED TO REMAIN CURRENT WITH THE SYLLABUS ASSIGNMENTS, INCLUDING ALL EXAM DATES.
Introduction to historical interpretation
idea of an "
EF: preface (from AAmericans have always had a divided attitude....@ to Acknowledgments)
EF: pp. 1-3; 6-10; 12-20; 23-27; 34-37 40-48
EF: pp. 40-48; 54-59
Colonization: who came and why?
EF: pp. 59-69
Puritanism and changes in the wilderness
(Read from First)
EXAM #1 (bring scantron, pencil, and pen)
Christian, Utopian, Closed Corporate Community
EF: pp. 94-113
From Puritan to Yankee
EF: pp. 113-130; 136-154
Mercantilism and the colonies
EF: pp. 150-168
An emerging "American" mind
EF: pp. 168-174; pp. 178-181; pp. 184-205
From Yankees to revolutionaries
EF: pp. 195-205; A2-A3
EXAM #2 (bring scantron, pencil, and pen)
The ordeal of achieving independence
EF: pp. 205-214-A3
The diplomacy of the American Revolution
EF: pp. 220-238
The World Turned Upside Down
EF: pp. 238-252
EF: pp. 311-318
A second war with Britain
EF: pp. 319-324
The Market Revolution
EF: pp. 330-366
EF: pp. 372-391
EXAM #4 (bring scantron, pencil, and pen)
EF: pp. 391-406
Freedom and slavery
Manifest Destiny and
EF: pp. 496-507
EXAM #5 (bring scantron, pencil, and pen)
The dilemmas of territorial growth
EF: pp. 507-513
Republicanism and the worsening conflict
EF: pp. 513-528
An irrepressible crisis?
EF: pp. 528-532; 538-548
Civil War--End or beginning?
EF: pp. 548--556
Songs of the war
Civil War/Total War?
EF: pp. 556-580
Photos of the Civil War
THURSDAY, MAY 2ND: MAKEUP DAY
(bring only a pen)
EXAM #6: TUESDAY, MAY 7TH
(Bring scantron, pencil, and pen)