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HIST 112 - United States History II - Anthony Galvan

Course:United States History II
Professor:Anthony Galvan
  • Online
Course Length:
  • Applies to All Course Lengths


Hello Student,

My name is Anthony Galvan and I will be your instructor for this semester. I have my Bachelors degree in Native American Studies and History of Latin America from UC Riverside. I received my Masters Degree in Humanities from Mount St. Mary's University in Los Angeles. Hopefully by the end of this course you will have a better understanding of American History from different perspectives.

You must complete the first assignment by 11:59 PST on the first day of the semester otherwise you will be dropped from the course.


Course Description

This class will discuss the major issues in American History from Reconstruction through the modern period. The class will go over Reconstruction, the decline of the American Indian, the Industrial Revolution, the rise of progressivism, World War I, the Roaring 20’s, the Great Depression, World War II, the Cold War, the Civil Rights Movement, the Vietnam War, and rise of globalization in the world.

What to Expect in this Course

Log in everyday to Canvas Announcement Tab to check for any announcement or reminder. All of the coursework and discussions will be done on Canvas; we won't have class meetings.  

This class will have 3 quizzes, 10 Chapter Review Questions, and 5 discussion posts. All work is to be in your own words and not copied off the internet

Types of Assessments

Quizzes: Each quiz will consist of 20 multiple-choice questions, 10 short response questions, and 1 essay question. A study guide will be provided before each exam as an Announcement. 

10 Chapter Review Questions: 100 POINTS (GUIDELINES WILL BE POSTED ON ASSIGNMENTS TAB) Any late response questions will be deducted 10 points for every calendar late. Turnitin feature will be enabled.

5 Discussion Posts: You will have discussion post questions based on a chapter from your textbook:  THE AMERICAN YAWP: A MASSIVELY COLLABORATIVE OPEN U.S. HISTORY TEXTBOOK: V0L. 1:  AND THE AMERICAN YAWP: A MASSIVELY COLLABORATIVE OPEN U.S. HISTORY TEXTBOOK: VOL. 2. In addition, you will have to respond to another student on the discussion post board giving positive feedback. Remember that there will be two different due dates for the initial post and reply response. 


Textbook Information / Link to ZTC Textbook

Locke, Joseph, and Ben Wright, eds. THE AMERICAN YAWP: A MASSIVELY COLLABORATIVE OPEN U.S. HISTORY TEXTBOOK: V0L. 1: T0 1877. Stanford, CA: Stanford University Press, 2019. You'll only read Chapter 15 in this volume.

Locke, Joseph, and Ben Wright, eds. THE AMERICAN YAWP: A MASSIVELY COLLABORATIVE OPEN U.S. HISTORY TEXTBOOK: VOL. 2: SINCE 1877. Stanford, CA: Stanford University Press, 2019 You'll read this entire book! Both books are online, and are free!




Other Relevant Course Information

  • Read the syllabus the first week to understand the expectations and the class schedule.
  • Make sure you have a reliable Internet connection and a working computer.
  • If any questions arise during the semester feel free to contact me through email or if possible, arrange a face-to-face meeting through Zoom. 
  • Set a schedule for your study time for this class. Do not procrastinate as this is an accelerated class and does move rather quickly. 
  • Enjoy your learning experience in this class and have fun.
  • Email me the first week of class if you want to add the class.

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Last updated: 05/11/2022 Sub#: 1351