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HIST 112 - United States History II: from 1877 to present - Griselda L. Guillen

Course:United States History II: from 1877 to present
Professor:Griselda L. Guillen
  • Online
Course Length:
  • Applies to All Course Lengths


This is a photo of professor Guillen. She has long brown hair and is wearing sunglasses. She is outside on a sunny day.

Welcome! I earned my Bachelor of Arts (B.A.)  in history at the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) in 2009, my Master of Arts (M.A.) in history at California State University, Northridge (CSUN) in 2013, and my preliminary teaching credential in special education at Brandman University in 2019. While completing my M.A. at CSUN, my research centered on the use of children’s literature as propaganda during the First World War, and I presented my research at conferences in Chicago (Illinois), Toronto (Ontario, Canada), Albuquerque (New Mexico), and San Diego (California). I began teaching United States history courses at Antelope Valley College in 2013, and at College of the Canyons in 2014. I also work as an education specialist (i.e., special education teacher) with the Westside Union School District. Special education and history are my passions, and I look forward to teaching you this semester!


Course Description

This course offers a comprehensive analysis of the cultural, economic, political, and social history of the United States from the Reconstruction period to the twenty-first century. Even though this is an online course, we will interact regularly via our discussion posts, which will provide a platform for us to share our knowledge and exchange ideas regarding the historical topics discussed in our class.

What to Expect in this Course

This is an online class that students can access through Canvas. All work will be completed entirely online and asynchronously. Students will participate in class discussions each week, in which they will submit an initial post and responses to two classmates’ initial posts. Students will also complete a four-page research paper, and four multiple-choice exams.

Types of Assessments

Here is a snapshot of the assignments for this course:



% of total grade

Netiquette Journal Entry


Counts as attendance

Discussion Posts & Responses



Research Paper



Four Exams










Textbook Information

Textbook Information 

Two textbooks are required for this course. They are available for free at: 

Other Relevant Course Information

Other relevant course information -- ATTENDANCE DURING WEEK NO.1

Since this is a 100% online course, your attendance will be determined by your submission of your ‘Netiquette Journal’ entry by 11:59PM TUESDAY during the first week of the class. For the Netiquette assignment, students will review “The Core Rules of Netiquette” to reinforce their understanding of proper etiquette when conversing and exchanging their ideas/opinions online with their peers. A short reflection will be completed and submitted as a journal entry, in which students describe the Netiquette rule they feel is most important and why. FAILURE TO COMPLETE THIS ASSIGNMENT BY 11:59PM TUESDAY OF THE FIRST WEEK OF THE CLASS WILL RESULT IN THE STUDENT BEING DROPPED FROM THE 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:

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  • 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.


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Last updated: 06/04/2022 Sub#: 571