History 111-56651 - United States History I - Aaron Silverman
|Course:||United States History I|
My name is Dr. Aaron Silverman, and I look forward to being your instructor for History 111 during Fall 2021 at College of the Canyons. I can be reached at my COC email, firstname.lastname@example.org. Access to the Canvas online course is through the following URL, https://coc.instructure.com/. Follow the instructions to log in, and email me if you have any difficulties. Students must complete the syllabus quiz by 11:59 pm on the first Wednesday of the course, or they will be dropped from my roster.
This class examines the major themes and the contours of the first half of the United States History survey. Spanning from the pre-colonial period to the end of Reconstruction, is designed provide students with an introduction to the major political, economic, social, and cultural developments in what became the United States. The principal themes of the class will be the effect of contact among peoples of three different continents, the rise of American nationalism, socio-economic change, and the problem of freedom in the Antebellum republic.
What to Expect in this Course
The online course I teach differs from traditional on campus courses in a number of ways. First, there are no face-to-face meetings. Second, there are no formal instructor delivered lectures. Third, classroom discussions among and between students are conducted in a largely asynchronous environment. While these are noticeable differences, the academic rigor expected is similar a traditionally formatted course. I expect that students will keep pace with the readings, provide thoughtful analysis about the readings and their related discussion topics, and devote significant time each week to this class. Online academic endeavors are no different than what is expected of students who take History courses in the traditional classroom setting at the Valencia or Canyon Country campuses.
Types of Assessments
Quizzes, Essays, Presentation, and Discussions
Textbook Information / Link to ZTC Textbook
The American Promise, Value Edition, Volume 1, to 1877, 8th Edition
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Last updated: 03/22/2022 Sub#: 341