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History 112 - US History after 1865 - Laura Carlone-Mooslin

Course:US History after 1865
Professor:Laura Carlone-Mooslin
  • Online
Course Length:
  • 5 Week


The professor in front of the US Capitol

Welcome to History 112: United States History II section # 59054 Summer Session. This course is a 5 week session from 6/21/21-7/24/21. This class is asynchronous, meaning that we do not have required meetings but in the furtherance of student success, I will be providing extra credit live meetings with overview lectures and discussion. The zoom meetings will be Mondays and Wednesdays 1-4 and will be recorded for later viewing. I will also be providing set office hours on Fridays from 12-3, you can contact me for links.


My name is Laura Carlone-Mooslin and I will be your Professor! I am looking forward to meeting all of you at our first optional/extra credit Zoom meeting Monday June 21, at 1;00 PM. I will post a link to the meeting in the 'Announcements' and in an introductory email for those enrolled. The links will also appear in each unit module.


I have done everything possible to help you succeed in this course and I am mindful of the unique and stressful situation we are all facing.

Please do not hesitate to reach out to me about any issues that come up. I cannot help you unless you contact me.


I will be publishing the course in Canvas on or before June 21, the first day of our session. If you have any questions before then, please feel free to email me and I will help in any way I can:

Course Description


Surveys the political, economic, and social history of the United States from Reconstruction to the present.



By the completion of the course, students should be able to assess the causes and ramifications of social, cultural, political, and legal change in the United States and evaluate America's foreign affairs from the late 19th Century to the present.

What to Expect in this Course

This class is asynchronous which means there are not required meetings, but we will have optional/extra credit lectures which will be recorded for later viewing.

The extra credit zoom lectures will be Mondays and Wednesdays from 1-4.


Once enrolled in the course:


Start on the Introductory Module as soon as possible: Begin working on the Introductory Assignments. Start by viewing the items in the introductory module. All pertinent information is provided including your syllabus. Click each module item and read through/complete each.


Unit Modules: All information you need can be found under the MODULES tab on Canvas. The course is organized into Unit Modules. All items must be viewed in order, and some items may have prerequisites, or requirements before allowing you to move forward through the course. The titles for all the Units for the semester are visible, but the specific content will not be until we have reached that point in the course.


Syllabus and Detailed Daily Schedule: Please read the syllabus and Course Map (detailed weekly schedule) carefully as it provides a pathway of success in this course. You will want to know the calendar and due dates of major projects early so you are not surprised later in the course.


Introductory Assignments: Please acquaint yourself with course assignments and due dates. Make sure to get started as soon as possible on the multiple Introductory Assignments, you will only have until the end of the first week to complete them.


Help with Online Learning:


Student Canvas Support: Chat with Canvas Support (

Canvas Support Home (


Drop Policy: You can be dropped from the class for the following reasons:



1. If you are enrolled in the class but do not participate in any online activities during the first week and you do not make any effort to contact me you will be dropped.



2. If you do not log into the Canvas for over 3 days in a row during the course of the semester, I reserve the right to drop you from the class. I can see your total time online as well as your last log-in.




Good luck this semester!

Laura Carlone-Mooslin,

College of the Canyons




Types of Assessments

Assignments and Assessments:


There are required but simple introductory assignments, helping you to acclimate to the course. You will have 4 exams, the lowest grade of the first 3 will be dropped. There are 4 simple but important exam preparation assignments to help you do well on the exams. You will have two one-paragraph assignments for each unit module, and there are roughly two modules a week in a summer session.

Textbook Information

Required Textbook:


America: Past and Present, Volume 2-9th or 10th edition

Author: Robert A. Divine et. al

Publisher: Pearson

ISBN #9780205905478


You do not necessarily have to get this edition or ISBN # but the Author and Volume must match. You must have Volume 2. You can get a combined edition if you find it more cheaply than volume 2 alone.





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)

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Last updated: 08/31/2022 Sub#: 253