HISTORY 112 , Online, SU '14 - Sections 10678, 10685, and 10686, 6/16-8/8 (8 Weeks)
Syllabus - United States History II (U.S. History Since 1865)
Dr. Brad Reynolds
INTRODUCTION AND WELCOME
Welcome to your summer online U.S. history class called United States History Since 1865 (History 112, Online) with me, Dr. Brad Reynolds. (Please note that if you are viewing this prior to the first day of class then this Web site is subject to change! It does not become official until the first official day of your class so please reread everything here at that time if you are viewing this prior to that date!) Also, if you have not as yet read the "Online Classes Welcome and Orientation Letter Plus Online FAQs" then please scroll to the top of the page you are reading and click on the aforementioned location.
This is a 100 percent online course. You will be sending work to Dr. Reynolds by email and you will be taking some exams at Blackboard. Make sure you register at Blackboard and that you can access your account. You can reach Blackboard at http://bb9.canyons.edu. (If you do not see your class listed, then check back the next day. You class will be listed by the first day of classes or within a few days after you register for the class.)
THE DISCUSSION AREA OF THIS WEB SITE AND THE DISCUSSION BOARD AT BLACKBOARD
If you would like to communicate online with any of the other students in your class about the class material, or perhaps form a study group online, or if you have a general class question for Dr. Reynolds that you wouldn't mind sharing with the other students so they could benefit from the answer too, then you can do a posting at one of two places. One is to the Discussion Area of this Syllabus which you can reach by scrolling to the top of this page, clicking on "more" and then click on the Discussion Area listed under your class. Follow the directions to do your posting. The other way you can communicate with the students in your class, or ask the instructor a general question, is to go into your Blackboard account and click on the Discussion Board. Whichever way you decide to go, you should check the Discussion Area of this Syllabus and the Discussion Board at Blackboard several times each week for any class changes or updates to your class. You can post anything you want related to the class but remember that if you have a question of a personal nature, like something about your grade, you should send an email directly to Dr. Reynolds at firstname.lastname@example.org. And remember that you will be sending your work to Dr. Reynolds by email and not via the Discussion Area or Discussion Board!
Now, since it is important that you can access Blackboard for this class so you can take your multiple choice exams, please do a posting to the Discussion Board at Blackboard before the first Thursday of the class or you might be dropped from the class! (Or you can do a posting to the Discussion Area here if you are sure you can access Blackboard.) Just say "hello" to everyone by doing a posting with your full name and class section number, your major, maybe an interesting fact about yourself, or anything else that you would like to share with the other members of your class. That way Dr. Reynolds will know if you are actively enrolled in the class and, who knows, you might connect with an old friend or make a new one!
This is a 100 percent online class which means we do not have any formal face to face class meetings. All your news articles, history projects, and your review of a Web site on California history and government (which are discussed below) will be submitted by email to email@example.com. All of your multiple choice exams for this class will be taken at Blackboard. If this or any of the other class material is not clear to you then please do not hesitate to contact Dr. Reynolds via email at firstname.lastname@example.org with your questions.
This online course aims to acquaint you with the broad historical trends and the continuing controversies in American history since the end of the Civil War in 1865. It should help you realize that there are many ways to look at and respond to events. In so doing, the hope is that you will better understand the present so you can better shape the future. In order for you to understand and appreciate the course information more, you should stay current with the news of the day by regularly reading a daily newspaper, weekly news magazine, or news web site, and by keeping current with the reading assignments listed below. By the end of this course it is expected that you will know why the United States failed to reconstruct the Union as a truly democratic republic following the Civil War and what the struggle has been for civil rights, why and how the West was settled during the four decades following the Civil War and what impact that had on the U.S. economy and on the people of the West (especially the Native Americans), you will learn why and how the U.S. expanded into various parts of the world in the latter half of the nineteenth century and fought a war with Spain in 1898, why and how the United States became an industrial giant at the turn of the twentieth century and the impact that has had on the American people and government, why and how the U.S. became the world’s leading military power in the early twentieth century and has retained that title, how the U.S. has dealt with rapid economic take-off and then economic depression, why the United States fought two world wars in less than twenty-five years during the first half of the twentieth century, how a hatred for communism dominated American foreign policy for over four decades, how important social changes over the last one hundred years and especially the last fifty years have (and are) creating forces that will either make America still stronger in the new century or will tear it asunder, and how the war on terrorism has affected American policy at home and abroad.
STUDENT LEANING OUTCOMES or SLOs
The specific Student Learning Outcomes or SLOs for this class, as listed in the course curriculum outline on file with the college, are that by the end of the semester you should be able to:
Assess the causes and ramifications of social, cultural, political, and legal change in the United States; and
Evaluate America's foreign affairs from the late 19th Century to the present.
STUDENT LEARNING OBJECTIVES
The specific Student Leaning Objectives that students should know by the end of the semester in this class, according to the class outline on file with the Curriculum Committee, are the ability to:
1. Appraise the social and political issues involved in Reconstruction, while comparing and contrasting various Reconstruction formats and evaluating the impact of the 13th, 14th, and 15th Amendments;
2. Analyze the catalysts for western settlement, and the troubles between "the establishment" and Native Americans, while assessing the validity of assimilation venues such as the Dawes Severalty Act and education;
3. Evaluate the ordeals and progress of laborers in America over time, and assess the impact of ethnocentrism on labor legislation;
4. Articulate the agenda of the populist movement and discern the impact of race on farmers' alliances;
5. Assess progressivism's political and social reforms, including the diminished role of machine politicians;
6. Appraise the reasons for, and results of, American involvement in international affairs, from the Spanish-American War through the two world wars, and discern the cultural prejudices that have had an impact on international affairs;
7. Explain the causes of the Great Depression, while comparing and contrasting Hoover's and Roosevelt's governments;
8. Analyze the causes and results of the Cold War;
9. Assess and evaluate the causes and results of the Vietnam conflict;
10. Explain the causes and on-going results of America's African-American civil rights movement;
11. Appraise the cultural and political contributions of underrepresented populations;
12. Discern examples of national policies and practices at the local and state level, and explain the mutual impact of the nation and state upon each other; and
13. Demonstrate a familiarity with selected local and state political leaders and legislative or judicial issues.
The contact information below is good 24/7. When you send an email you will get a response as soon as possible and always within forty-eight hours. If you do not hear back from Dr. Reynolds within forty-eight hours, then please resend your original email to him on the third day and do not assume it was received. Also, please remember to ALWAYS INCLUDE your name, the name of your class, and YOUR CLASS SECTION NUMBER in the subject area of your emails. Please also include a detailed message so we can be resolve you question(s) quickly. Thanks!
Dr. Reynolds is available to you 24/7 at email@example.com. You are also welcome to drop by his office anytime on the Valencia campus of COC in BONH-329. However, since Dr. Reynolds is frequently out of his office due to classroom assignments, committee work, or other college responsibilities, and since you are taking a 100 percent online summer class, it is best that you try to contact Dr. Reynolds via email at firstname.lastname@example.org. If you do drop by his office, feel free to leave a message under his office door if he is not in, but email will likely be the fastest way to get a response.
(OR email@example.com, but please do NOT send the same email to more than one address at a time! Thanks.)
Dr. Bradley Reynolds
Dr. Reynolds holds history degrees from UCLA and USC. He has taught American history for over forty years at three universities (University of Southern California, California State University - Northridge, and University of Vienna) and at two community colleges (College of the Canyons and El Camino College). He enjoys teaching and looks forward to discussing history with you!
THE TEXTS AND WHERE TO PURCHASE THEM
The two texts for this course are: Bradley Reynolds, American History, An Overview Since 1865, Eighth Edition (New York: McGraw-Hill, 2012), ISBN is 0078119499, and A Patriot's History of the United States by Larry Schweikart and Michael Allen (New York: Sentinel, 2007), ISBN 978-1-59523-023-4. Both books are available at the COC Book Store and various online sites. You can also order the books from the COC Book Store by calling 1-661-362-3355 or by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org. The Patriot's History is additionally available as an ebook at amazon.com and other sites.
The American History book was written specifically for your class. It includes outlines of material you should learn and a chronology of major events. A Patriot's History will give you more insight to the material so it is expected that you will read both books. They are the only books you should read and reference for the essay exams.
For a list of course topics, please look at the Table of Contents in your course texts.
COURSE READING ASSIGNMENTS
Your class reading assignments are to complete in the American History book Chapters 1-9 for your first exam, Chapters 10-17 for your second test, and the remainder of the book to answer your final exam. In A Patriot's History you should read Chapters 9-14 for test one, Chapters 15-18 for test two, and Chapters 19-22 for test three.
Besides reading your texts, you should read a current daily news source or weekly news magazine on a regular basis. You may be surprised at how much material in this class has a direct relationship to events today. So stay current with the news to enjoy the class material more and to help fulfill one of your class assignments which is to turn in ten current newspaper, magazine, or news Web site articles that specifically mention the primary material of your class (U.S. history) between 1865 and 2000 (this is described in further detail in the "Course Policies" section below).
The primary goals of this class are that your will complete the class readings, assignments, and exams as scheduled and that by doing so you will gain an understanding of how important it is to know United States history to better comprehend the present and help you shape the future.
To achieve the primary goals of the class, you should read your texts as listed above, and read a daily or weekly news source to locate articles that specifically mention the primary content of this class, U.S. history between 1865 and 2000, so you can complete your ten news articles assignment as discussed below in the "Course Policies" section. The purpose of this assignment is to show you that there are things in the news everyday that you will better comprehend if you have an understanding of history.
Also remember to complete the ten history projects which are discussed in the "Course Policies" section below. The purpose of this assignment is to show you that there are many ways to learn and appreciate history.
Last, you need to complete your three multiple choice tests, your Student Learning Outcome (SLO) test, and your review of a Web site on CALIFORNIA history and government, all of which are discussed below in more detail.
COURSE POLICIES AND GRADING
The grades in this class break down as follows:
You will take 3 MULTIPLE CHOICE EXAMS worth 20 percent each or 60 percent of your class grade. Their due dates and what the tests entail are discussed in more detail below under "Multiple Choice Exams."
Another 10 percent of your class grade will come from your 10 HISTORY PROJECTS. Their due dates and what the projects entail are discussed in more detail below under "History Projects."
Another 10 percent of your class grade will come from your 10 NEWS ARTICLES. Their due dates and how to do the articles are discussed in more detail below under "History Articles."
You will also take in this class 1 STUDENT LEARNING OUTCOME (SLO) EXAM worth 10 percent of your class grade. This 10 question comprehensive multiple choice exam, for which you will have ten minutes to complete, will review the most important information you should have learned from reading your texts. It will be available at Blackboard on the date listed below in the Calendar section. The test will be graded on a 90-80-70 percentile scale. For more details about it, please see below under "SLO Exam."
Last, you are expected to complete 1 REVIEW A WEB SITE ON CALIFORNIA HISTORY AND GOVERNMENT worth 10 percent of our class grade. It must be received via email by the day and time listed below in the Calendar section or you will get an F for the assignment plus one lower class grade, so make sure you do this assignment! See below for more on how to complete it.
REVIEW OF THE CLASS GRADING
3 Multiple Choice Tests worth 20 percent each or 60 percent of your class grade
10 history projects worth 10 percent of your class grade
10 history articles worth 10 percent of your class grade
1 SLO exam worth 10 percent of your class grade
1 Web site review on California history and government worth 10 percent of your class grade
CALENDAR OF IMPORTANT CLASSWORK AND THE DUE DATES
June 16: On this first official day of your class, you should read the course syllabus carefully and, if you have not yet done so, read the "Online Classes Welcome and Orientation Letter Plus Online FAQs" located at www.bradleyreynolds.weebly.com. You should also start reading your assigned texts and start working on your first two projects and your first two articles which are due at the end of next week. (Note that your projects and articles can relate to any primary topic covered in your texts between 1865 and 2000 and do not have to relate directly to what you are reading at the moment.) If you have any questions about the class material you should email Dr. Reynolds this week at email@example.com. And don't forget to sign into the Discussion Board at Blackboard or Discussion Area of this Web site before the end of Wednesday this week!
June 17: Remember that you need to do a hello posting to the Discussion Board or Discussion Area before midnight tomorrow to avoid being dropped from the class. And don't forget to start working on your first two projects and articles. You must cut and paste your projects and articles (and all your other work) directly into the emails you send to firstname.lastname@example.org. You must also send each item in a separate mail! Yes, it's a bit more work but it will make tracking your work a lot easier. Remember too that you can turn in your projects and articles early and that you are encouraged to do so at least 72 hours prior to when they are due so that you have time to redo something if necessary. And please don't forget to put your full name and you class section number in the subject area of the emails you send.
June 18: By this first Wednesday of class, you should have reviewed both of the books assigned to your class and you should have read the first assigned chapter in each book. You might want to also reread the "Online Students Welcome and Orientation Letter Plus Online FAQs" at Dr. Reynolds' Web site since the Q and A section might have more meaning now. And don't forget to do your welcome posting before midnight to either the Discussion Area at this Web site or to the Discussion Board at Blackboard to avoid being dropped from the class. Remember too that your first two projects and two articles are due next week so you should start working on them this week.
June 23: By today, the start of your second week of class, you should have read the first few assigned chapters of each assigned text and started working on your first two articles first two projects which are due this Friday by 11:59 p.m. COC time.
June 27: Today, the second Friday of your class, your first two articles and two projects are due via email to email@example.com no later than 11:59 p.m. COC time. Remember to cut and paste your articles and projects directly into your emails and to include a link to your source. Also remember to put your full name and your class section number in the subject area of your emails and to send all work in separate emails.
June 30: Today, at the start of your third week, you need to start working on your second set of two articles and two projects which are due next week. You should also be reviewing the multiple choice questions in the back of your American History book in preparation for your first multiple choice exam which will be posted on Thursday.
July 3: Today your first multiple choice exam will be posted to Blackboard. It is a timed exam (you have 60 minutes to complete 100 questions) and you cannot stop it once you begin so make sure you have reviewed the multiple choice questions in the back of your American History text before you take the test. While you have until tomorrow to take the test, you are STRONGLY encouraged to take the exam today in case of a problem. If you take the exam on Friday and a problem arises then you are NOT likely to have the chance of retaking the exam. You are also encouraged to use Firefox as your browser since it seems to crash less with Blackboard then does Explorer, but the choice is yours. (If you do not have Firefox on your computer you can download it for free at firefox.com.)
July 4: Today, by 11:59 p.m. COC time, you first multiple choice exam must be completed at Blackboard. You should also be working on your second set of two articles and two projects which are due next Friday.
July 7: Today, as you start your fourth week of class, you should be working on your second set of two articles and two projects which must be completed by 11:59 p.m. COC time this Friday! You should also start preparing for your second multiple choice exam which is next week.
July 11: Today your second set of two articles and two projects are due before 1t 11:59 COC time (bringing your total number of projects and articles completed to four each). Be sure to cut and paste your work directly into your emails and to include your full name and class section number in the subject area of your emails.
July 14: Today, as you start your fifth week of class, you should be preparing for your second multiple choice exam which is scheduled for Friday. You should also be working this week on your fourth set of two articles and two projects which are due at the end of next week.
July 17: Today your second multiple choice exam will be posted at Blackboard. Keep in mind what was said above about taking the test on Thursday instead of Friday!
July 18: By today at 11:59 p.m. COC time your second multiple choice exam must be completed at Blackboard. You should also be working on your third set of two articles and two projects which are due by next Friday. Don't forget to cut and paste your work directly into your emails, send all work in separate emails, and put your full name and class section number in the subject area of your emails.
July 21: As you start your sixth week of class, you should be working on your third set of two articles and two projects (bringing your total number of articles and projects to six each), and you should be preparing for your third multiple choice exam next week.
July 25: Today before midnight COC time your third set of two articles and two projects are due to firstname.lastname@example.org (bringing your total number of projects and articles submitted to six each). Don't forget to cut and paste your work directly into your emails, send all work in separate emails, and put your full name and class section number in the subject area of your emails.
July 28: As you start your seventh week of class, you should be preparing for your third multiple choice exam which will be posted to Blackboard on Thursday. You should also be working on two more projects and articles which are due by this Friday as well.
July 31: Today your third multiple choice exam will be posted to Blackboard. Again, you are encouraged to take it today and Friday. Also remember that you have two more articles and two more projects due before midnight tomorrow!
August 1: Today before midnight COC time you must complete your third multiple choice exam at Blackboard. Also your fourth set of two articles and two projects are before midnight bringing your total number of articles and projects completed to eight each.
August 4: As you begin you last week of class you should be completing your last two articles and last two projects which are due Friday before midnight, as is your review of a Web site on CALIFORNIA history and government. You should also be looking over all the multiple choice questions in your American History book in preparation for your SLO exam which will be available at Blackboard on Thursday.
August 7: Today your SLO exam will be posted to Blackboard. Remember, it is a timed exam (you have 10 minutes to complete it), so make sure you have reviewed all the multiple choice questions in the American History book before you take this test. You must complete your exam by Friday at 11:59 p.m. COC time, by which time your review of a Web site on CALIFORNIA history and government is also due, as are your last two projects and last two articles.
August 8: By today before 11:59 p.m. COC time you must complete your SLO exam at Blackboard, you must submit your last two articles and last two projects, and you must submit your review of a Web site covering California history and government (and make sure this Web site review is clearly marked as your CALIFORNIA Web site review so it is not confused with a project since your last two projects and last two articles are also due by midnight today).
Congratulations - you have completed the course!
REVIEW OF IMPORTANT CLASS DATES
June 16: Class Begins!
June 18: Sign into the Discussion Board before midnight COC time!
June 27: Your first two projects and two articles are due before midnight COC time.
July 3: Your first multiple choice exam is available at Blackboard.
July 4: You must complete your first multiple choice exam before midnight COC time.
July 11: Your second set of two projects and two articles are due before midnight COC time.
July 17: Your second multiple choice exam will be posted to Blackboard.
July 18: Your second multiple choice exam must be completed at Blackboard.
July 25: Your third set of two projects and two articles are due before midnight COC time.
July 31: Your third multiple choice exam will be posted to Blackboard.
August 1: You must complete your third multiple choice exam at Blackboard. You must turn in your fourth set of two projects and two articles (bringing your total to eight each).
August 7: Your SLO exam will be posted to Blackboard.
August 8: Your last set of two projects and two articles are due before midnight COC time. You must also complete your SLO exam before midnight COC time. In addition, your review of a Web site covering California history and government is due today.
MORE ON THE MULTIPLE CHOICE QUESTIONS
The multiple choice questions will come for the most part from the questions at the end of each chapter of the American History text, so if you study the questions in Chapters 1-9 for your first multiple choice test you should not have too many surprises. And if you study the multiples at the end of Chapters 10-17 for test two you should not have too many surprises. And if you study the remaining chapters for your third multiple choice test then you should do well on it too! The multiple choice tests will be available at Blackboard the morning before they are due. Check the Calendar section above for the dates. Note that the multiple choice tests are timed (you will have 60 minutes for each of your multiple choice exams, and each exam has 100 questions, with the exception of the SLO exam) so be prepared before you go to take each exam, just as you would in a face to face class! Also, just so you are not caught by surprise and then panic, I have been told that on occasion the tests at Blackboard move slowly. However, that's why you have 60 minutes to complete the exam! Most students in face to face classes finish the 100 question multiple choice test in 45 minutes or less, so extra time has been built into the tests in case of problems. Nevertheless, you are also STRONGLY ADVISED to take the multiple choice exams on the day before each is due (meaning on the Thursday when the exams are posted) so that if you have any technical problems they can be resolved before the deadline of when you test must be completed. You will likely NOT be able to resolve any technical problems that occur on the day the exam is due, and you cannot take the exam past the due date and time. So take note of when the exams will be available and take your exam on the first day if you can. You should also consider using Firefox as your browser instead of Explorer since the COC techies believe that it's more reliable with Blackboard. (If you do not have Firefox on your computer, you can download it for free at firefox.com). Whatever, keep in mind that your failure to do an exam will result in zero, which means an F for that test plus one lower class grade, and the multiple choice tests cannot be taken late under any circumstances. So make sure you have a good computer connection and that you have adequately prepared for the test before you go to take it.
THE STUDENT LEARNING OUTCOME OR SLO TEST
On the next to last day of your class, the Student Learning Outcome or SLO test exam will be posted at Blackboard. This is a test has 10 questions and you will have 10 minutes to complete it. The questions cover the entire class and some of the questions come from the multiples in your American History text, so review those and that should help. Remember, this test must be completed before midnight of the last day of class and you cannot take it late! The test is 10 percent of your class grade. Your failure to take the test will result in a zero for the test which is an F for the test plus one lower class grade, so don't forget to take this test!
As mentioned above, the techies have indicated that students who use Firefox rather than Explorer as their browser when taking the exams at Blackboard are less likely to have their tests crash, so you might want to enter Blackboard using Firefox. If you do not already have Firefox on your computer, you can download it for free at firefox.com.
THE HISTORY NEWS ARTICLES
Besides your exam grades, 10 percent of your class grade will come from the ten history news articles assignment. The purpose of this assignment is to show you that there are articles in mainstream news sources all the time which specifically mention the primary content of your class. So look for articles that specifically reference the primary material you are studying (which is U.S. history) between 1865 and 2000. Also note that the articles must come from a current mainstream news source (meaning something published within the term dates of your class) like a daily newspaper or news Web site or a weekly newspaper or weekly news magazine. (Do NOT use a history or military newspaper or magazine, or a history Web site, do not get your articles from a newspaper blog or magazine blog, do not use "This Day in History" blurbs, and do not use sites like the New York Times "Topics" since they defeat the purpose of this assignment which is to show you there are articles in the news all the time that specifically mention the primary history you are studying in this class, which is U.S. history between 1865 and 2000). When you find what is required, put it into the body of an email with an active link to the source (or scan or photo it and send it as an attachment if you are using a hard copy of something but make sure you also include a page number, the date, and the name of our source). Then write a paragraph about what the article says and another on how it specifically mentions something from the primary content of your class, which is U.S. history since 1865 to 2000, and what one would need to know about U.S. history to fully understand the historical reference. Make sure you submit your articles by their due dates mentioned in the Calendar section if you plan to complete this assignment, and remember that you can turn articles in early (and you should try to do so at least 72 hours before they are due so you will have time to redo an article if needed)! If you turn in all the articles by their due dates you will receive an "A" for this part of your class grade. Eight articles will earn you a "B," seven a "C" and six a "D." If you turn in less than six articles then you will get an F for this assignment, but that's better than a zero which is what you will get if you turn in nothing. (A zero is an F for the assignment plus one lower class grade!) So turn in something! And make sure you keep a copy of what you submit until you are told by Dr. Reynolds that your article was graded and recorded! Then keep the accepted email until you get your final class grade!
THE HISTORY PROJECTS
Another class assignment is to complete your ten history projects. The purpose of this assignment is to show that there are many ways to learn about the history you are studying. To find some suggestions of the history projects that you can do, go to www.bradleyreynolds.weebly.com and click on "Projects." There you will also find the worksheets for your projects. Things you can do include attending a lecture on something related to the primary content of this class, writing a book review on a book related to the primary content of this class, visiting a museum or library to see an exhibit related to the primary content of this class (if you do this make sure you keep the receipt so you can send a copy of it with your review), critiquing a historical cartoon or poster or photograph of something related to the primary content of this class, interviewing someone who knows about information related to the primary content of this class, or even analyzing a song or video game about topics related to the primary content of this class. Whatever you decide to do, remember that you are expected to do ten projects (at least five different ones, meaning you can do any type of project two times), you must follow the directions for each project as stated on each worksheet (although your reviews can be 1 to 3 pages and do not have to be 2 pages as stated on each worksheet), and you may not do more than two of the same projects (so, for example, you cannot do three movie reviews). Also, please make sure that the work you reference for your project is from within the term dates of your class (so, for example, if you do a museum review or a film review or a lecture review, make sure it comes from something you did within the dates of your class term) and make sure that what you select relates to a primary topic of your class between 1865 and 2000. Once you have completed your project you should cut and paste your work into an email to Dr. Reynolds. If any of this is unclear, be sure to contact Dr. Reynolds via email for a further explanation. If you complete all ten history projects by their due dates, which are mentioned in the Calendar section above, then you will get an "A" for this part of your class grade. Eight completed projects by the proper due dates will earn you a "B," seven projects will earn you a "C," and six projects a "D." If you turn in less than six projects then you will get an F for this assignment, but that's better than a zero which is what you will get if you turn in nothing. (A zero is an F for the assignment plus one lower class grade!) So turn in something! As with the news articles, you can turn in your ten history projects either individually or in total anytime prior to their due dates to receive full credit, but you should try to turn them in sooner than later and preferably at least 72 hours before they are due so if something is rejected or lost you will have time to redo it. And make sure you keep a copy of each project until you know it has been approved by Dr. Reynolds! Then keep the accepted email until you get your final class grade!
THE CALIFORNIA HISTORY AND GOVERNMENT WEB SITE REVIEW
Last, but not least, don't forget to do your review of a Web site on California history and government! This can be on any Web site that mentions something about the history and government of California during some period covered in your class material, meaning anytime between 1865 and 2000. You can use the Web site worksheet under "Projects" at www.bradleyreynolds.weeby.com as your template if you like, but make sure you clearly label your California Web site review as such so it does not get confused with a Web site project. This assignment is 10 percent of your class grade. If you do not complete it you will get a zero for this assignment, which means an F for the assignment plus one lower class grade, so make sure you do this review. And note that this Web site assignment is in addition to your projects, so you can still do two Web site projects.
CHEATING, COPYING AND PLAGIARISM
Unfortunately, a note needs to be made here about cheating, copying, and plagiarism. If you are caught cheating because you copied someone elses work, or if you plagiarize, you will receive a zero for all your projects or articles or California Web site review (which means an F plus one lower class grade) and you may be subject to further disciplinary action including suspension or expulsion. So make sure you obey the rules! If you have any questions about any of this make sure you ask Dr. Reynolds.
IF YOU DECIDE TO DROP THIS CLASS
If you decide to drop this class it is your responsibility to do so before the drop date. If you remain in the class you should plan to complete all the class assignments by their due dates.
WELCOME TO THE CLASS!
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