Skip to main contentSkip to footer

HIST 112 - US History: Reconstruction to Modern Era - Mark W. Capehart

Course:US History: Reconstruction to Modern Era
Professor:Mark W. Capehart
  • Online
Course Length:
  • 5 Week


I am your professor Mark W. Capehart and  I want to welcome you to History 112. This is an online course that will require both you and me to be active participants in the learning even though we are separated by distance. As someone who has taught students from ages kindergarten through college I know distance learning can be a challenge. But, we can make this an enjoyable class where I can show all of you why I love history.

Course Description

This course will cover the scope of US History from the period known as Reconstruction up through the modern era. In this timespan we will be looking at all aspects of American history including such elements as politics, law, social movements and popular culture. In order to do this I will be presenting a variety of media including video presentations, supplemental reading and working together in groups.. All of which will occur on the Canvas interface. I know all of you learn in different ways and I hope to find as many ways to expose you all the fascinating world of US history

What to Expect in this Course

Now for you to experience this there are some demand I must put upon you. Even though we are online and there is no official “class time” there are still some time constraints upon you. I will be presenting lectures every week. In order to ease the burden these lectures will be short and made available at the earliest possible time. All assignments are due at the end of the week and graded as quickly as possible so you can have almost instant feedback on your progress. Also, the rapid nature of the summer courses requires that assignment be modified and the completion period be shortened so be certain to watch due dates.

Types of Assessments

This course has a number of different types of assignments. You grade will be based on short quizzes, short essays that require presentation of your opinions, essay tests and a short research assignment. Information about all of these is in the syllabus and in the introductory video. 

Textbook Information

On the subject of course material, your textbook is online as well and can be found at the following locations Furthermore all supplemental reading and visual material will be posted as well as links to primary source info will be made available as well. If you have any other questions as good deal of other information can be found on the syllabus.

Other Relevant Course Information

Even though this course is not live I am still available for chats. Feel free to email me with any questions you may have. I will get back to you, barring emergency, that same day and can arrange for live chat via zoom if you wish. Thank you and lets have a good course.


Additional Resources


This course can be accessed on the first day of class via Canvas at Log into Canvas using your CanyonsID single sign-on:

  • CanyonsID Username is your COC student email address (Ex:
  • CanyonsID Password is your COC student email password

Please visit the Get to Know Your Online Classroom page for help logging into Canvas and for tips on using Canvas and Zoom. Canvas Chat Support is also available 24/7 for any Canvas related issues.

Online Education

Check out the Online Education website for more information on a variety of topics that can help you be a successful online student such as: exam proctoring, learning styles, computer skills, and tips for student success. If this is your first online course, feel free to take our online learning readiness assessment to assess your skills.

The Learning Center (TLC)

The TLC provides FREE online tutoring resources to COC students!

Academic Accommodation Center (AAC)

College of the Canyons AAC provides educational services and access for eligible students with documented disabilities who intend to pursue coursework at COC. A variety of programs and services are available which afford eligible students with disabilities the opportunity to participate fully in all aspects of the college programs and activities through appropriate and reasonable accommodations. For more information on their services visit the Academic Accomodation Center website.

Online Counseling

The Counseling Department offers appointments online. You can schedule an appointment by visiting the Online Counseling website. Counselors can help you map out a plan to reach your educational goals as well as advise you on course selection and registration.

Management of Stress and Mental Health

Often the pressure on our students is very strong, involving academic commitments, relationships, outside jobs and family pressure to name a few. The staff and faculty of College of the Canyons are here to see you succeed academically and care about your emotional and physical health. You can learn more about the broad range of confidential student services, including counseling and mental health services available on campus by visiting the Student Health & Wellness Center in the Student Services Building (across from the bookstore). The phone number is 661-362-3259 that you can call 24/7. You can also e mail for an appointment at At the Canyon Country Campus the Health Center will be in the new Student Services Building.

Also, the National Suicide & Crisis Lifeline number is now 988. All students at COC are encouraged to enter that phone number in their cells. You can call it when you, or someone you know, is having thoughts of suicide or is in severe distress.

You can also now use the Crisis Text Line: Just text "Courage" to 741741. Someone will get back to you immediately. Its free, 24/7, and confidential.

Veterans Resource Center

The College of the Canyons Veterans Resource Center is a department within the Student Services Division at the college, created to help veterans and veteran dependents with applying to College of the Canyons, enrolling in classes, and requesting VA Education or Vocational Benefits. For more information please visit the Veterans Resource Center website, email or phone (661) 362-3469.


The Library provides live online and in-person research help, access to a full range of e-resources and physical materials that support the curriculum, individual and group study areas, and much more!

Last updated: 05/18/2023 Sub#: 1402