HISTORY 112, Su '15, 5 Weeks, 7/13-8/15, Sections 16160, 16161, and 16162
United States History II (U.S. History Since 1865) - Syllabus
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 Professor Brad Reynolds. (Please note that if you are viewing this prior to the first day of class then this website 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!) 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 Professor Reynolds by email and you will be taking your exams at Blackboard. Make sure you register at Blackboard and that you can access your account. (If you do not see your class listed, then check back the next day. You class will be listed before the first day of classes or within a few days after you register for the class.)
THE DISCUSSION AREAS
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 Professor 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 placing your cursor over the Discussion Area listed below the name of your class. Click on it and follow the directions to do your posting. The other way you can communicate with the students in your class, or ask the professor a general question, is to go into your Blackboard account and click on the Discussions area on the left of your screen. Whichever way you decide to go, you should check the Discussion Area of this syllabus or the Discussions area at Blackboard several times each week for any class changes or updates to your class. You can post whatever you want related to the class but remember that if you have a personal question, like something about your grade, you should send an email directly to Professor Reynolds at firstname.lastname@example.org. And remember that you will be sending your work directly to Professor Reynolds by email and not via the Discussion Area at your class Syllabus or the Discussions area at Blackboard! 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 Discussions area 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 number and 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 Professor 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! COURSE DESCRIPTION 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 website 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 Professor Reynolds via email at firstname.lastname@example.org with your questions. If that email does not work then you can use email@example.com but please do NOT send the same email to both addresses at the same time. Thanks.
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 website, 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.
You can reach Dr. Reynolds 24/7 at firstname.lastname@example.org. When you send an email you will get a response as soon as possible and always within 48 hours. If you do not hear back from Professor Reynolds within 48 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 NUMBER and 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!
(If you send an email to the canyons.edu address and it does not work, then try email@example.com, but please do NOT send the same email to more than one address at a time! Thanks.)
Professor Bradley Reynolds
Dr. Reynolds holds history degrees from UCLA and USC. He has taught American history for over forty years at three universities (the University of Southern California, California State University - Northridge, and the 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 9780078119491, and A Patriot's History of the United States by Larry Schweikart and Michael Allen (New York: Sentinel, 2014), ISBN 9781595231154. Both books are available at the COC Book Store and various online sites. You can 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. COURSE TOPICS 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 source 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 articles from a current newspaper and/or news magazine and/or news website that include a specific reference to something about the primary material of your class U.S. history) between 1865 and 2000 (this is described in more detail in the "History Articles" 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.
COURSE ASSIGNMENTS To achieve the primary goals of the class, you should read your texts as listed above, and read a mainstream daily or weekly news source to locate articles related to 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. The purpose of this assignment is to show you that there are articles in the news every day that you will better comprehend if you have an understanding of history.
Also remember to complete the ten history projects which are discussed 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 website 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 are listed below in the "Calendar..." section 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 are listed below in the "Calendar..." section 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 are listed below in the "Calendar..." section 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. This multiple choice test, like your others, 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 WEBSITE 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 website review on California history and government worth 10 percent of your class grade
CALENDAR OF IMPORTANT CLASSWORK AND THE DUE DATES July 13: 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 two articles which must be received before midnight this Friday! (Note that your projects and articles can relate to any primary topic, which is U.S. history, covered in your texts between 1865 and 2000 and do not have to relate directly to what you are reading at the moment. Also remember that you need to send all work in separate emails and that you MUST put your name and class number and section number in the subject area of all emails.) Be sure to send all work directly to the email Dr. Reynolds at email@example.com. And don't forget to sign into the Discussions forum at Blackboard or Discussion Area of this website before Thursday!
July 14: Remember that you need to do a hello posting to the Discussions area of Blackboard or the Discussion area of the class website before midnight COC time tomorrow to avoid being possibly dropped from the class. And don't forget to start working on your first two projects and articles which are due this Friday. IMPORTANT - You must put your projects and your 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 email! Yes, it's a bit more work but it will make tracking your work a lot easier for both of us. 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 number and section number in the subject area of the emails you send. July 15: 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 few assigned chapters in each book. You might want to also reread the "Online Students Welcome and Orientation Letter Plus Online FAQs" at Professor Reynolds' website since the Q and A section might have more meaning now. And don't forget to do your welcome posting before midnight COC time to either the Discussion Area at this website or to the Discussions area at Blackboard.
July 17: Before midnight COC time of this first Friday of your class your first two articles and your first two projects must be received. Don't forget to put all work directly into your emails, send each item in a separate email, and put your full name and your class number and section number in the subject area of each email. July 20: By today, the start of your second week of class, you should have started working on your second two articles and second two projects which must be received this Friday before midnight COC time. Make sure you are also keeping up with your reading so that you are prepared for your first multiple choice exam which will be posted on Thursday.
July 23: Today your first multiple choice exam will be posted to Blackboard before noon COC time. It is a timed exam (you have 60 minutes to complete 100 questions) and you cannot stop the exam 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 exam. If a problem arises while you are taking the exam then you need to send an email to Professor Reynolds (and only Professor Reynolds and NOT the College!) as soon as possible so we can resolve your problem. To help avoid problems you should use Firefox, Safari, or Chrome, and not Explorer, as your browser since they seem to crash less with Blackboard. Also, don't forget that your exam must be completed before midnight COC time. July 24: Today, the second Friday of your class, your second set of two articles and two projects are due via email to email@example.com and must be received before midnight COC time, bringing your total number of completed projects and articles to four each. Remember to put your articles directly into your emails and to include a link to your source. Also remember to put your full name and your class number and section number in the subject area of your emails and to send all work in separate emails.
July 27: Today, at the start of your third week, you need to start working on your third set of two articles and two projects which must be received before midnight COC time this Friday. You should also be reviewing the multiple choice questions in the back of your American History book in preparation for your second multiple choice exam which will be posted on Thursday.
July 30: Today before noon COC time your second multiple choice exam will be posted to Blackboard. Remember, you are strongly encouraged to take the exam early so that if a problem develops you will have a better chance of retaking the test. You are NOT guaranteed of an opportunity to retake the exam and your chance of doing so is greatly diminished if you take the exam at night, so take the exam as early in the day as you can. Also, don't forget that you have two articles and two projects due before midnight tomorrow COC time.
July 31: Today, before midnight COC time, your third set of two projects and two articles must be received (bringing your total number of articles and projects completed to six each). Make sure you put your work directly into your emails, that you send everything in a separate email, and that you put your name and class number and section number in the subject area of all emails you send. Thanks.
August 3: Today, as you start your fourth week of class, you should be working on your fourth set of two articles and two projects, which must be received before midnight this Friday. You should also be preparing for you third multiple choice exam which will post to Blackboard this Thursday.
August 6: Today before noon COC time your third multiple choice exam will post at Blackboard. Remember, you must complete the exam before midnight COC time and you are strongly encouraged to take it as early in the day as you can. Also, don't forget that before midnight tomorrow COC time your fourth set of two articles and two projects must be received. Remember to put your work directly into your emails and to include your full name and class number and section number in the subject area of your emails.
August 7: By today before midnight your fourth set of two articles and two projects must be received via email at firstname.lastname@example.org, bringing your total number of articles and projects completed to eight each. Please remember to put your work directly into your emails, send all work in separate emails, and put your full name and class number section number in the subject area of your emails.
August 10: As you start your last week of class, you should be working on your last set of two articles and two projects which must be received before midnight COC time Friday. You should also be looking for a website to review on CALIFORNIA history and government, and you should be reviewing the multiple choice questions in the American History book to help you prepare for your SLO multiple choice exam which will be posted to Blackboard before noon COC time on Thursday.
August 13: Today your SLO exam will be posted to Blackboard before noon COC time. Remember, it is a timed exam (you have 10 minutes to complete it), so make sure you have reviewed the multiple choice questions in the American History book BEFORE you take the exam. You must complete your exam before midnight COC time.
August 14: This is our last day of class! Before midnight COC time your review of a website covering California history and government must be received (and make sure this website review is clearly marked as your CALIFORNIA website review so it is not confused with a project since your last two projects and last two articles are also due before midnight today).
REVIEW OF IMPORTANT CLASS DATES
July 13: Class Begins!
July 15: Sign into the Discussion Area of this website or at Discussions area of Blackboard before midnight COC time!
July 17: Your first two projects and two articles must be received before midnight COC time.
July 23: Your first multiple choice exam will be available today before noon COC time at Blackboard and must be completed before midnight.
July 24: Your second set of two projects and two articles must be received before midnight COC time.
July 30: Your second multiple choice exam will be available at Blackboard before noon COC time and must be completed before midnight COC time.
July 31: Your third set of two projects and two articles must be received before midnight COC time.
August 6: Your third multiple choice exam is available at Blackboard before noon COC time and must be completed before midnight COC time.
August 7: Your fourth set of two projects and two articles must be received before midnight COC time.
August 13: Your SLO exam will be available at Blackboard before noon COC time and must be completed before midnight COC time.
August 14: This is the last day of class! Your last set of two projects and two articles must be received before midnight COC time, as must your review of a website covering California history and government.
Congratlations! You Finished the class!
MORE ON THE MULTIPLE CHOICE QUESTIONS AND WHAT TO READ FOR THE EXAMS
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 before noon on the day the exam is posted. Check the "Calendar..." section above for the exam dates. Note that the multiple choice tests are timed (you will have 60 minutes for each of your three multiple choice exams, and each exam has 100 questions except for the SLO exam which has ten questions) so be prepared before you go to take each exam, just as you would in a face to face class, and learn the multiple choice questions and answers before you go to take the test! 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. Don't panic - the reason you have 60 minutes to complete the exam is to compensate for the occasional slow speed of Blackboard! 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 your tests in case of problems. You should also know that the test sometimes freezes as well which is why you are STRONGLY ADVISED to take the multiple choice exams as early as you can on the day they post so that if you have any technical problems they can be resolved before the deadline of when your test is due. You will likely NOT be able to resolve any technical problems that occur late on the day the exam posts and you are NOT guaranteed the option of retaking the exam if you have a problem. So take note of when the exams will be available and take your exam as early as you can. You should also consider using Firefox, or Chrome, or Safari 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 10 questions test 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 on the day it posts 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 a F for the exam plus one lower class grade, so don't forget to take this test!
THE HISTORY 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, which is U.S. history. So look for articles that specifically reference the primary material you are studying between 1865 and 2000. Also note that the articles must come from a current mainstream news source (meaning a something published within the term dates of your class) like a daily mainstream newspaper or news website or a weekly newspaper or weekly news magazine. (Do NOT use a history or military newspaper or magazine or a history website, do not get your articles from a newspaper blog or magazine blog, and do not use "This Day in History" or use sites like the New York Times "Topics" or an obituary site since doing so defeats the purpose of your assignment which is to show you that there are history articles related to the content of your course in regular news sources all the time). When you find what is required, put all your work 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 the page number, the date, and the name of the 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 from 1865 to 2000.
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. You can answer the questions on the worksheets, or write an essay based on the worksheet questions, or you can make up your own questions if they state how your project relates to the primary history of your class, what one needs to know about the primary history of your class to understand the project, and what you learned about the primary history of your class by doing the project. 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, 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 a project you should cut and paste your work into an email to Professor Reynolds. If any of this is unclear, be sure to contact Professor 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 any time 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 WEBSITE REVIEW
Last, but not least, don't forget to do your review of a website on California history and government! This can be on any website 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 website worksheet under "Projects" at www.bradleyreynolds.weeby.com as your template if you like, but make sure you clearly label your California website review as such, so it does not get confused with a website project, and make sure you include in your review specific examples of what you learned about California government and history from your website. This assignment is 10 percent of your class grade. If the website review is done correctly then you will get an "A." If the website review is only partially correct then you will get a "C," and if you do the website review incorrectly then you will get an "F." If you do not complete the review of a website on California history and government then 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 website assignment is in addition to your projects, so you can still do two website 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 else’s work, or if you plagiarize, you will receive a zero for all your projects or articles or California website 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 Professor 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!