HIST 111 - United States History 1 - Anthony Galvan
|Course:||United States History 1|
My name is Anthony Galvan and I will be your instructor for this semester. I have my Bachelors degree in Native American Studies and History of Latin America from UC Riverside. I received my Masters Degree in Humanities from Mount St. Mary's University in Los Angeles. Hopefully by the end of this course you will have a better understanding of American History from different perspectives.
You must complete the first assignment by 11:59 PST on the first day of the semester otherwise you will be dropped from the course.
This class will contain lectures, readings, and class discussions to assess the historical significance of various topics. Students will learn the important events and figures in American History from early colonization to the Reconstruction era. The topics that will be covered are colonization, the Revolutionary War, formation of the U.S. Constitution, and the major causes of the Civil War.
What to Expect in this Course
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This class will have 3 quizzes, 1 Book Review, and 5 discussion posts. All work is to be in your own words and not copied off the internet.
Types of Assessments
Quizzes: Each quiz will consist of 20 multiple-choice questions, 10 short response questions, and 1 essay question. A study guide will be provided before each exam as an Announcement.
Book Review: Colonial America: A Short Introduction: (GUIDELINES WILL BE POSTED ON ASSIGNMENTS TAB) Any late book review papers will be deducted 10 points for every calendar day late. Turnitin feature will be enabled.
5 Discussion Posts: You will have a discussion post questions based on a chapter from your textbook America: The Essential Learning Ed. Vol 1. In addition, you will have to respond to another student on the discussion post board giving positive feedback. Remember that there will be two different due dates for the initial post and reply response.
Textbook Information / Link to ZTC Textbook
Textbooks need to be purchased first week of class
America The Essential Learning Ed. Vol 1 by David Shi. ISBN# 9780393643008 *USED FOR DISCUSSION POSTS
Colonial America: A Very Short Introduction by Alan Taylor., ISBN# 9780199766239
*USED FOR BOOK REVIEW*
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Last updated: 09/29/2022 Sub#: 315