SRJC Course Outlines

7/25/2024 12:23:13 AMHIST 17.1 Course Outline as of Fall 2016

Changed Course

Discipline and Nbr:  HIST 17.1Title:  UNITED STATES TO 1877  
Full Title:  History of the United States to 1877
Last Reviewed:11/25/2019

UnitsCourse Hours per Week Nbr of WeeksCourse Hours Total
Maximum3.00Lecture Scheduled3.0017.5 max.Lecture Scheduled52.50
Minimum3.00Lab Scheduled06 min.Lab Scheduled0
 Contact DHR0 Contact DHR0
 Contact Total3.00 Contact Total52.50
 Non-contact DHR0 Non-contact DHR Total0

 Total Out of Class Hours:  105.00Total Student Learning Hours: 157.50 

Title 5 Category:  AA Degree Applicable
Grading:  Grade or P/NP
Repeatability:  00 - Two Repeats if Grade was D, F, NC, or NP
Also Listed As: 
Formerly:  HIST 17A

Catalog Description:
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History of the United States through Reconstruction.


Recommended Preparation:
Eligibility for ENGL 1A or equivalent

Limits on Enrollment:

Schedule of Classes Information
Description: Untitled document
History of the United States through Reconstruction.
(Grade or P/NP)

Recommended:Eligibility for ENGL 1A or equivalent
Limits on Enrollment:
Transfer Credit:CSU;UC.
Repeatability:00 - Two Repeats if Grade was D, F, NC, or NP


Associate Degree:Effective:Fall 1981
Social and Behavioral Sciences
American Institutions
CSU GE:Transfer Area Effective:Inactive:
 CArts and HumanitiesFall 2020
 DSocial Science  
 X1U.S. History  
 DSocial ScienceFall 2010Fall 2020
 X1U.S. History  
 DSocial ScienceFall 1988Fall 2010
 D1Anthropology and Archeology  
 X1U.S. History  
 DSocial ScienceFall 1981Fall 1988
 D1Anthropology and Archeology  
 X1U.S. History  
IGETC:Transfer Area Effective:Inactive:
 4Social and Behavioral ScienceFall 1981
 XAU.S. History  
CSU Transfer:TransferableEffective:Fall 1981Inactive:
UC Transfer:TransferableEffective:Fall 1981Inactive:
 CID Descriptor: HIST 130 United States History to 1877 SRJC Equivalent Course(s): HIST17.1

Certificate/Major Applicable: Major Applicable Course


Student Learning Outcomes:
At the conclusion of this course, the student should be able to:
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1.   Analyze the political, economic, cultural and social developments in U.S. history from pre-colonial times until Reconstruction.
2.   Assess the causes and effects of particular historical events.
3.   Analyze and distinguish between primary and secondary sources as historical evidence.

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Upon completion of this course, students will be able to:
1.  Integrate geographical knowledge with historical study.
2.  Utilize the social, political, and economic historical approaches in assessing the past.
3.  Question their own values and assumptions about American history.
4.  Assess the claim that the heritage and institutions of the United States are to some degree unique and explore the rationale that supports this "uniqueness."
5.  Describe the values, themes, methods and history of the discipline and identify realistic career objectives related to selecting the major.

Topics and Scope
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I.     Native American Societies
      A. North America
      B. Meso America
II.    Europe - before 1492
      A. Patterns of exploration
      B. Rise of kings
III.   Conquest and Colonization
      A. Spanish
      B. French
      C. English
IV.    The Chesapeake
      A. Powhatans
      B. Tobacco
      C. Indentured Servitude
      D. Bacon's Rebellion
V.     New England
      A. Puritans and Pilgrims
      B. Hierarchies and dissent
VI.    Middle Colonies
      A. Mercantilism
      B. Plural Societies
VII.   Slave Trade
      A. African societies
      B. Slave Triangle
      C. Plantation System
VIII.  The Enlightenment and the Great Awakening
      A. Philosophies
      B.  Religious reactions
IX.    Revolutionary Period
      A. Seven Years War
      B. Taxes
      C. Resistance 1763-1776
      D. Articles of Confederation
      E. Constitution
X.     The Federalists
      A. Formation of our government and the birth of parties
      B. Securing the Republic
XI.    Jeffersonian Period
      A. Agrarian Republic
      B. Expansion
XII.   Jacksonian Period
      A. Trail of Tears
      B. Presidential power
XIII.  Industrialization
      A. Cotton gin
      B. Transportation - railroads and canals
      C. Factories at Lowell
      D. Middle Class
      E. Irish immigration
XIV.   Religion and Reform
      A. Temperance
      B. Abolition
      C. Women's rights
XV.    Antebellum South
      A. Planter Class
      B. Slave culture
      C. Slave resistance
XVI.   Sectional conflict
      A. Battle over the West
      B. Election of 1860 and secession
XVII.  Civil War
      A. Southern victories
      B. Emancipation
      C. Northern dominance
XVIII. Reconstruction
      A. 13th, 14th and 15th Amendments
      B. Freedoms extended and denied
      C. Jim Crow

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1.  Weekly reading assignments of approximately 30-50 pages a week. These assignments will be both primary and secondary sources.
2.  1500-3000 words of out-of- class writing will be assigned over the semester. These assignments may be  reaction papers, analytical essays, or research papers. The assignments will critically and  historically interpret primary and  secondary sources.  
3.  An in-class essay midterm and final. Each essay will be roughly 500-1000 words each.
4.  Regular attendance and extensive note taking in class is expected and assumed.
5.  Participation in discussion as directed by instructor.
6.  Objective quizzes and/or exams.
7.  Written homework as directed by the instructor.

Methods of Evaluation/Basis of Grade.
Writing: Assessment tools that demonstrate writing skill and/or require students to select, organize and explain ideas in writing.Writing
30 - 50%
Analytical, expository essays, reviews, research paper including primary and secondary sources.
Problem solving: Assessment tools, other than exams, that demonstrate competence in computational or non-computational problem solving skills.Problem Solving
0 - 0%
Skill Demonstrations: All skill-based and physical demonstrations used for assessment purposes including skill performance exams.Skill Demonstrations
0 - 0%
Exams: All forms of formal testing, other than skill performance exams.Exams
40 - 65%
Essay exams, objective quizzes and/or exams
Other: Includes any assessment tools that do not logically fit into the above categories.Other Category
0 - 10%

Representative Textbooks and Materials:
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Abigail Adams:  A Revolutionary American Woman,  3rd edition.  Akers, Charles.   Pearson Longman:  2007 (classic)
America: A Concise History, Vol 1, 6th ed.  Henretta, James A., et al.   Bedford St. Martins:  2015
The Federalist Papers.  Hamilton, Alexander;  Madison, James;  Signet Classic:  2003. (classic)
Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass, Written by Himself.  Bedford, St. Martins:  2003. (classic)
A People and a Nation, Vol  1, 9th ed.   Norton, Mary Beth, et al.  Houghton Mifflin:  2011 (Classic)
The Unfinished Nation, Vol. I, 4th ed.  Brinkley,  Alan.  McGraw Hill:  2004 (classic)

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