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Dr. Marilyn E. Hegarty (Lyn) SYLLABUS-History 152-AU.'07
TWO LECTURE SECTIONS:
1. Lecture: MWF.@ 9:30 - 10:18 in Jennings Hall - Rm. 100
2. Lecture: MWF @ 12:30 - 1:18 in Knowlton Hall - Rm. 155
Discussion Sections:: Tues. & Thurs
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Office: 164 Dulles Hall-Office Phone: 292-9968 or 292-2674 (leave message)
Office Hours:: ****TBA & by appointment
Course Description: History 152 is an introduction to American civilization from the end of the Reconstruction period to the recent past. We will discuss
the socio-cultural history of the American peoples, as well as the political and economic history of the United States. Themes treated in the course include,
but are not limited to industrialization and its effects on society; immigration; urbanization; Progressivism; the struggle for social justice; World War I;
1920s social changes; the Great Depression, and the New Deal; foreign policy between the World Wars; World War II; the Cold War; minorities and civil
rights; and the basic changes in society from Vietnam to the 1990s.
***NB: All students must be officially enrolled in this course by the end of the second week of the quarter - Friday, Sept. 28, 2007. No requests to add the
course will be approved by the department chair after that time. Enrolling officially and on time is solely the responsibility of each student.
1.TEXT: Nash&Jeffrey, The American People: Creating a Nation and a Society: Vol. II, BRIEF 5th Ed.
2. READER: RETRIEVING THE AMERICAN PAST (RTAP)
IMPORTANT: Retrieving the American Past is a customized reader. The selections chosen for this section are unique, and have been prepared especially
for this class. MAKE SURE YOU PURCHASE THE CORRECT VERSION. Each reader has a sticker on the front cover with the name of the instructor
who compiled the version and the academic quarter in which it will be used. The same information is also printed on the first page. For this sections the
name is Lyn (Marilyn E.) Hegarty Autumn/Fall 2007. The readings in this book will be used extensively in discussion classes and for written assignments
and quizzes. . RTAP is available at SBX only
This course fulfills a GEC requirement
Objectives/Learning Outcomes: By completing the requirements for this Historical survey, students will:
1. Acquire a perspective on history and an understanding of the factors that shape human activity. This knowledge will furnish students insights into the
origins and nature of contemporary issues and a foundation for future comparative understanding of civilizations.
2. Develop critical thinking through the study of diverse interpretations of historical events.
3. Apply critical thinking through historical analysis of primary and secondary sources.
4. Develop communications skills in exams, papers, discussions.
Objectives/Learning: By completing the requirements for a History Major, students will:
1. Acquire a deeper understanding of the factors that shaped human activity as it changed over time in varying geographical and cultural contexts.
2. Broaden knowledge of history by completing at least two courses covering topics before 1750 and at least two courses covering topics after 1750.
3. Develop an international perspective on history by concentrating courses in a primary geographical field and supplementing that focus with at least three
courses outside of the primary geographical area.
4. Enhance the ability to apply critical thinking through historical analysis of primary and secondary sources.
5. Develop the ability to analyze and evaluate diverse interpretations of historical events.
6. Advance their effectiveness in oral communications and in writing historical arguments and documenting evidence to support those arguments.
Important information regarding grades:
1)"C" essays will include: an introductory paragraph that contains your thesis; a body of several paragraphs in which you offer evidence from the readings,
lectures, and discussions to support your thesis; and a conclusion that reiterates your basic argument.
2) "B" essays will include: all of the above requirements for a "C" essay plus more relevant data and analyses than is found in an average essay.
3)"A" essays will include: all of the above requirements for a "B" essay plus more data and some indication of independent or extended thought.
4) As for "D" and "E" essays: usually, these essays do not include a viable thesis and/or they do not include very much information from the course.
5) Since the University does not record D- grades, a student earning a course average below 62 will receive an E in this course.
6) The TAs and I reserve the right to consider improvement when determining final grades.
7) Here are the official university grade breakdowns:
A: 92.6 and above; A-: 89.6-92.5; B+: 87.6-89.5; B: 82.6-87.5; B-: 79.6-82.5; C+: 77.6-79.5; C: 72.6-77.5; C-: 69.6-72.5; D+: 67.6-69.5; D: 62-67.5; E:
Make-up Exams: If you have to miss the in-class portion of an exam or quiz because of illness or a verifiable emergency, you must contact me and your
TA, (before the exam if possible). Make-up exams will be rescheduled as soon as possible.
Attendance Policies: Given the descriptions above with regard to what we expect on your assignments (evidence from the readings, videos, discussions
and lectures), we expect you to attend regularly.
It is the responsibility of the Committee on Academic Misconduct to investigate or establish procedures for the investigation of all reported cases of
student academic misconduct. The term academic misconduct includes all forms of student academic misconduct wherever committed; illustrated by, but
not limited to, cases of plagiarism and dishonest practices in connection with examinations. Instructors shall report all instances of alleged academic
misconduct to the committee (Faculty Rule 3335-5-487). For additional information, see the Code of Student Conduct
Here is a direct link for discussion of plagiarism: http://cstw.osu.edu/writingCenter/handouts/research_plagiarism.cfm
Here is the direct link to the OSU Writing Center: http://cstw.osu.edu
Students with disabilities that have been certified by the Office for Disability Services will be appropriately accommodated, and should inform the
Instructor and TA as soon as possible of their needs. The Office for Disability Services is located in 150 Pomerene Hall, 1760 Neil Avenue; telephone 292-
3307, TDD 292-0901; http://www.ods.ohio-state.edu/.
There will be several short written assignments; details will be presented during small class meetings. These 2-3 page papers will be graded for structure,
content, interpretation, and the quality and accuracy of your prose. These papers must be typed. Short papers will be written based RTAP and sections in
the Nash Text and will be due on Tuesdays (unless otherwise noted).
There will be several quizzes based on RTAP and The Nash Text and will be taken on Tuesdays (unless otherwise noted).
There will be TWO exams - a MIDTERM EXAM and a ENDTERM EXAM. Part One of the Midterm will include a variety of short answer type
questions, including fill-ins, multiple choice, and mini-essays (IDs), Part Two is a Take-Home ESSAY.
The short part (Part I) of the Endterm exam will follow the same format as the midterm; Part II is a Take-Home ESSAY. Each exam will cover
approximately one-half of the textbook and related readings
GRADING Based on 400 points
MIDTERM PART I 50 pts.
MIDTERM PART II 100 pts.
FINAL-PART I 50 pts.
FINAL-PART II 100 pts.
PAPERS & Quizzes 80 pts.
PARTICIPATION & 20 pts.
LECTURE OUTLINES ARE/WILL BE ON MY WEBSITE - IT WILL MAKE NOTE-TAKING (& Textbook Reading) EASIER & MORE COHERENT
IF YOU PRINT THESE OUTLINES & BRING THEM TO LECTURE CLASSES.
In order to succeed in this class it is necessary to complete all Reading Assignments, including the Textbook. Please also note that it will be particularly
helpful if you look in the index of your textbook to locate those pages that relate to topics in the READER.
Schedule of Reading Assignments-Writing Assignments and Other Assignments
for Lecture and Discussion --- Text=AP & Reader=RTAP
Week One: Sept. 19-21
Wednesday: Lecture: Introduction & Video
Thursday: Discussion Class: Introduction
Friday: AP Chapter 17
Week Two: Sept. 24-28
Lectures: AP Chap. 18 & 19
Discussion - Read RTAP-Modern Labor Movement and related pages AP- QUIZ on
Modern Labor Movement - RTAP - Thursday, 9/27
Week Three: Oct. 1-5
Lecture: AP Chap. 20 & 21
Discussion-RTAP - Read RTAP The Debate over Annexing the Philippines
(read related pgs. AP) SHORT PAPER on RTAP Debate over Annexing Philippines
due on Tuesday 10/2
Week Four: 10/8 -12
Lecture: AP Chap. 22 & 23
Discussion: RTAP First Sexual Revolution (read related pgs. AP)
Quiz-Tues. 10/9- RTAP - First Sexual Revolution
Week Five: 10/15-19
Lecture: AP Chap. 24 & Review for Midterm
Discussion - Review for midterm
MIDTERM TEST - Friday 10/19 IN LECTURE CLASS
Week Six: 10/22-26
Lecture: AP Chap. 25 & 26
Discussion: RTAP Relocation of Japanese Americans, WWII
Quiz -Thursday 10/25 RTAP - Relocation of Japanese Americans, WWII
Week Seven: 10/29-Nov. 2
Lecture: AP Chap. 27 & 28
Discussion: RTAP The Sputnik Crisis & the Space Race [Cold War Era]
Quiz - Tues. 10/28 RTAP Sputnik
Week Eight: Nov. 5-9
Lecture: AP Chap. 28 & 29
Discussion: Civil Rights Movement
Assignment: Paper: due Tues. 11/6 details TBA
Week Nine: 11/12 -16 [Nov. 12 =no classes Mon.]
Lecture: AP Chaps 29& 30
Discussion: Native American Protest & Latino Mobilization
Week Ten: 11/19-21 Thanksgiving=no classes Thurs. Fri]
Lecture: Chap. 30
Discussion: Asian American Struggle for Equality
Assignment: Web search due Tues. details TBA
Week Eleven: 11/26-30
Lecture: Chap. 31 & Test prep
Discussion: Review for Endterm
ENDTERM EXAM: FRIDAY, November 30 in Lecture Class
NB: Should any changes to this syllabus become necessary they will be announced as soon as possible.