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HIST 111 - United States History 1 - Anthony Galvan

Course:United States History 1
Professor:Anthony Galvan
  • Online
Course Length:
  • Applies to All Course Lengths


Hello Student,

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.


Course Description

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

Log in everyday to Canvas Announcement Tab to check for any announcement or reminder.

This class will have 3 quizzes, 1 Chapter Review Assignment, 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. 

Chapter Review Questions: (GUIDELINES WILL BE POSTED ON ASSIGNMENTS TAB) Any late Chapter Review Quetions 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 The American YAWP. 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

Locke, Joseph, and Ben Wright, eds. THE AMERICAN YAWP: A MASSIVELY COLLABORATIVE OPEN U.S. HISTORY TEXTBOOK: V0L. 1: T0 1877. Stanford, CA: Stanford University Press, 2019.

This textbook can be accessed online.

Other Relevant Course Information

  • Read the syllabus the first week to understand the expectations and the class schedule.
  • Make sure you have a reliable Internet connection and working computer.
  • If any questions arise during the semester feel free to contact me through email or if possible arrange a face-to-face meeting through Zoom. 
  • Set a schedule for your study time for this class.
  • Enjoy your learning experience in this class and have fun.
  • Email me the first week of class if you want to add the class.

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Last updated: 06/17/2024 Sub#: 315