COURSE TITLE: History
COURSE NAME: HIST 1301-40705; 40723
INSTRUCTOR’S NAME: Nathan Donohoe
OFFICE LOCATION: ESEE 2302A
OFFICE HOURS: MW 4:50-5:20PM; TTH 3:20-3:50PM
Objectives: Upon completion of this course you should:
Have a better understanding of American History.
Be able to explain in essay form in detail significance historic events.
Be able to describe historic figures and events in detail.
Be able to understand current events and tie them to historic events.
INSTRUCTIONAL METHODS: Lectures/discussions/power points/short
movies/test/quiz. Reading the chapters assigned from the textbook is a requirement.
REQUIRED TEXT: Eric Foner, Give Me Liberty
First three tests: will consist of 20 true and false questions, and 20 multiple choice
questions worth 1 point each, and you will choose 1 essay out of 3, this essay must be 1
full page or more in length, the essay is worth 60 points.
Final exam: will consist of 25 true and false questions and 25 multiple choice questions
worth 1 point each for a total of 50 points, and you will choose 1 essay out of 2, essay
must be 1 full page or more in length, the essay will be worth 50 points. The 50
questions will cover the last part of class, and the essay will be comprehensive. No
makeup on any test. If you miss a test the next test will count as double, except the
The 10 quizzes will be worth 20 points each, consisting of 5 short answer questions. The
10 quizzes will be added together to make two grades. The quizzes will be pop quizzes,
to be given anytime during the semester. No makeup on quizzes.
You will need to purchase 4 Blue or green books, or you can reuse your blue or green
books just make sure you tear out the old test, and 4 scantrons form 882E for the tests,
you will need a number 2 pencil for the scantron part of the test.
1 quiz=20 points
5 quizzes=100 points.
My Rules of Class:
Do NOT get up and throw trash away in the middle of class.
Do NOT leave class without permission, if you leave class you will be counted as absent.
Do NOT talk while class is going on unless called upon.
Do NOT sleep in class, you will be counted absent.
Do NOT go to the bathroom during test, I pick up your test if you do.
If you decide to stop coming to class, please be a responsible adult and drop the
class, I will not drop the class for you after the midterm.
PLEASE TURN ALL CELL PHONES TO SILENT WHILE IN CLASS.
METHOD OF GRADING:
A=90-100, B=89-80, C=79-70, D=69-60, F=59-0
Week 1- 8/27-8/30- Introduction & Chapter 1
Week 2- 9/4-9/6- Chapter 2
Week 3- 9/10-9/13- Chapter 3
Week 4- 9/17-9/20- Chapter 4
Week 5- 9/24-9/27- Test #1, Chapter 5
Week 6- 10/1-10/4- Chapter 6, Chapter 7
Week 7- 10/8-10/11- Chapter 8
Week 8- 10/15-10/18- Test #2, Chapter 9
Week 9-10/22-10/25- Chapter 10
Week 10- 10/29-11/1- Chapter 11
Week 11- 11/5-11/8- Chapter 12, Test #3
Week 12-11/12-11/15- Chapter 13
Week 13-11/19-11/21- Chapter 14
Week 14- 11/26-11/29- Chapter 14
Week 15-12/3-12/6- Chapter 15
Week 16- 12/10-12/13- Finals Week-Date and Time for test will be announced.
Schedule subject to change!!
Southeast Campus Disciplinary Guide
If a student is not on time for class and misses the assignment as a result, a grade of zero
is given for that assignment (the student has failed to earn bonus points for that day, etc.).
If the student continues to be tardy on a regular basis (6 or more times), this may result in
disciplinary action up to and including withdrawal from class
Leaving the Classroom
Leaving class early produces the same disruption as coming to class late. Leaving and
then returning to the classroom is twice as disruptive. Therefore leaving the classroom
while class is in progress should not be permitted (students are responsible for visiting
restrooms between classes). If a student has a doctor’s appointment, or has any other
reason why they would need to leave class early, the student must inform the instructor
ahead of time. It is up to each instructor as to whether such permission to leave the class
early is granted. Any student leaving class before its conclusion without obtaining the
instructor’s approval is disrupting the class. Repeating this behavior (3 or more times)
without regard for the classroom guidelines may again result in disciplinary action up to
and including the student being withdrawn from the course. If there is a medical
necessity that requires a student to leave class, the student must provide documentation of
the condition to the instructor.
Other Classroom Disruptions
Students are not allowed to consume food, snacks, or drinks in the classroom. Any such
items possessed by a student should be kept in a backpack or otherwise kept out of view.
Cell phones, iPods, headphones, or any other electronic or communication device (other
than those authorized by the instructor, such as calculators) must be turned off (do not
place phones on vibrate) and kept out of sight. Students must not use or handle such
devices during the class period. Use of these devices constitutes a disruption of class,
and is subject to the same rules of disciplinary action
Students talking to other students in the classroom, unless directed to do so by the
instructor for certain assignments, is distractive and cannot be permitted.
Any student packing up their notebooks and other items before class is over is noisy and
effectively ends the class early. Once one student does this, other students will also start
preparing to leave. Any student doing so is disrupting the class and must not be allowed
to do so.
Reading books or magazines, etc. that are not materials required for class, or working on
homework from other classes, are activities that can be performed elsewhere (library,
cafeteria). Students should not be allowed to do these things but instead should be
prepared to concentrate and give full attention to the class they are attending.
All of the above prohibited classroom behavior under “Other Classroom Disruptions”
constitute a disruption of the learning environment and may result in disciplinary action
by the Dean of Student Development and Educational Services up to and including
withdrawal of the student from class.
Handling of Classroom Disruptions
Instructors will explain and provide a Disciplinary Guide outlining the expected
classroom behavior to classes at the beginning of the semester (ideally this would be
repeated 2 or 3 times over a period of days until the class becomes familiar with it). At
the first classroom disruption by a student the instructor will repeat the guidelines for
behavior to the student and advise the student to refer to the Disciplinary Guide and
indicate that compliance is expected. If the behavior continues despite the instructor’s
efforts, at the third instance of disruption the matter will be referred to the Dean of
Student Development and Educational Services where the student will be advised that
any further disruptions or failing to comply with the expected behavior of the classroom
may result in disciplinary action up to and including being administratively withdrawn
from the class.
Loitering in the Halls between Classes
Students regularly disrupt ongoing classes on the first floor by standing around in the
halls talking and laughing loudly. This also occurs when instructors let classes out early,
after which the students who are leaving one classroom walk by another classroom while
talking and laughing without regard to the fact that other classes are still in progress. At
times when students do not have a class, they should not be loitering in the academic
wing. The academic wing should only be used for traveling to and from classes, labs,
and resource centers.
Plagiarism is a serious academic offense. If you plagiarize you will receive a grade of
zero for each offense. If you plagiarize more than twice, you will be referred for
discipline to your Academic Dean and the Vice President of Student Development
Services. Go to www.plagiarism.org or your Student Handbook online for more
information on this subject. All faculties have access to a plagiarism website,
TURNITIN.com, and can type in a sentence or two, or scan your paper into the website
and receive information on the original source of plagiarized work. Please do not engage
in plagiarism, it is the most serious form of academic dishonesty, and can result in grave
Regular and punctual class attendance is expected at Tarrant County College. Student absences
will be recorded from the first day the class meets. In case of absence, it is the student's
responsibility to contact the instructor. Students absent on official school business are entitled
to make up coursework missed. In all other cases, the instructor will judge whether the student
will be permitted to make up work and will decide on the time and nature of the makeup.
However, the student is expressly responsible for any work missed regardless of the cause of the
absence. The student must discuss such work with the instructor and should do so immediately
on returning to school. Communication between the student and instructor is most important,
and it is the student's responsibility to initiate such communication. If students do not appear at
the prearranged time or meet the prescribed deadline for makeup work, they forfeit their rights
for further makeup of that work. Students who stop attending class for any reason should
contact the instructor and the Registrar‘s office to officially withdraw from the class. Failure to
officially withdraw may result in a failing grade for the course.
Class attendance and participation are essential to student success. Effective with the Spring
2012 term, the following attendance guidelines will apply:
A student in an on-campus course missing a cumulative of 15 percent of the class
meetings and not keeping up with the course assignments may be dropped at the
discretion of the instructor.
A student in an online course is required to successfully complete the online course
orientation and actively participate in the course as described in the Instructor’s Course
Requirements (ICRs). A student not meeting these requirements may be dropped at the
discretion of the instructor.
Term # of Meetings 15% of Student dropped after
class meetings X days
16 week-1 day a week 16 2.4 3
16 week-2 days a week 32 4.8 5
16 week-3 days a week 48 7.2 8
13 week-1 day a week 13 1.95 2
5-week MWF 15 2.25 3
5-week TTH 10 1.5 2
8-week MTWH 32 4.8 5
8-week MW or TTH 16 2.4 3
8-week MWF 24 3.6 4
4-week 16 2.4 3
3-week 15 2.25 3
*Online Dev Ed 32 4.8 5