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|
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!
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
Textbook Information / Link to ZTC Textbook
Two textbooks are required for this course. They are available for free at: https://www.americanyawp.com/
- Locke, Joseph, and Ben Wright. The American Yawp. Stanford University Press Edition.
- Locke, Joseph, and Ben Wright. The American Yawp Reader. Stanford University Press Edition.
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.
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Last updated: 06/04/2022 Sub#: 571