HIST 112 - US History: Reconstruction to Modern Era - Mark W. Capehart
|Course:||US History: Reconstruction to Modern Era|
|Professor:||Mark W. Capehart|
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.
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 / Link to ZTC Textbook
On the subject of course material, your textbook is online as well and can be found at the following locations http://openstax.org/details/books/us-history. 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.
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Last updated: 06/09/2022 Sub#: 1402