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California State University, Fullerton - History 170B

Dr. Leleua LoupeOffice: H 730K Phone: 657-626-8729
Leleualoupe@hotmail.com Hours: M/W 12-1PM

** I will only respond to e-mails from the above account. I will not respond to e-mails on the campus e-mail.

United States History Survey HST 170B

HST 170B – 4 - 16052            T/Th 1:00 – 2:15                  Meets in room  MH – 463


Course Description

This course is an overview of American history beginning with an introduction to pre-contact America and ending in the Twenty first century. Social, political, economic developments will be emphasized and students will confront subjects that deal with race, class and gender relations throughout American history. We will also examine the historiography of major historical events and issues, historical accuracy and myth making in American Popular history.

Goals and Objectives:
  1. To follow directions, be accountable and responsible for learning the information shared in class including reading assignments, audio and visual resources.
  2. To understand critically the historical development of American institutions and values and their impact on the individual and collective lives of Americans.
  3. Recognize the significance of cultural, intellectual, ethical, economic, and political struggles that have shaped American society over time.
  4. Understand critically the historical development of American institutions and values and their impact on the individual and collective lives of Americans.
  5. Recognize the significance of the interactionof ethnic and other social groups to the historicaldevelopment of American society, institutions, and values within contexts of accommodation and resistance.
  6. Understand critically how government under the Constitution of the United States has shaped American society.
  7. Critically situate changes in American society within the context of global events.
  8. Analyze primary source materials, engage in critical and constructive discussions, and communicate effectively in writing.
Required Texts:
  1. Howard Zinn, A People’s History of the United States; Civil War to Present, V. 2http://www.historyisaweapon.com/zinnapeopleshistory.html
  2. Foner, Eric, Voices of Freedom: A Documentary History, Second Edition, Volume II
  3. Red Eagle, Phillip H. Red Earth: A Vietnam Warrior’s Journey Salt Publishing, 2007
  4. Video Links


Course Requirements:
Exam 1 30%
Final 30%
Participation & Attendance 30% Class Discussion
RedEagle 10%

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What to expect in Lecture:

A combination of lecture, video and discussion.Exam questions will be derived from lectures predominately and several from videos and chapters discussed in class. You may utilize any of the study guides that I provide to better prepare.

Participation and Exam Preparation
I expect you to do the work necessary to master the content of the class of which includes knowledge shared through reading assignments, lectures, discussion and films. I suggest you keep a journal in which, at the very least, you answer the question prompts and identify the key words listed on each power point. If you would like to earn an A in the class do include notes on the films and reading assignments, of which I usually have study guides available that will indicate specific information on which you may be tested.  If you would like me to take a look at your note taking I can make suggestions about how to improve your methods of mastering the material and therefore your performance on the exams. Note that participation is a fourth of your grade. Take notes and be prepared to discuss content for each class period. You may use five pages, front and back, of notes for the exams.

learning and practicing how to read critically and take notes is critical in mastering the material and doing well in this class. Download the Critical Reading, Thinking and Writing Guide for reference. Keep a Journal of your note taking that you can turn into me for the midterm and final exam for review and grading. You may use ten pages of notes for the midterm and final. They must be your notes and cannot be quiz copies or power point copies. Turn in your journal for the final only if you want to improve on a previous grade. Turn it in in a format that you will not need back, I will not return them.
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Make-up Policy:

Unless you have pre-arranged an alternative test with me NO MAKE UP EXAMS will be allowed after exams have been taken by the class unless PRE-ARRANGED with me. Do Not Ask.

Academic Integrity:

All students are expected to do the work for this course with honesty and integrity. To do otherwise is to break one’s implicit contract with the instructors or with one’s fellow and sister students. Accordingly, anyone who cheats on an examination in any way or who submits work that is not wholly his or her own work will fail this course in its entirety.

Classroom Management:

ELECTRONICS ARE PROHIBITED. If I find a student using any kind of electronic device you will be asked to leave for the day, upon a third classroom removal I will ask the Dean to intervene. IF YOU DO NOT ATTEND CLASS and COMPLETE ASSIGNED COURSE WORK, YOU WILL NOT PASS. I will drop students from class for excessive absences.

All quizzes and exams will be based on all materials shared in class.

Common Types of Disruptive Classroom Behavior that you may be penalized for:
Grandstanding: Use the classroom for themselves by monopolizing class discussion, speaking protractedly and bombastically on favorite subjects with no regard to relevancy to the discussion.
• Sleeping in Class: While passively disruptive, it sends a message to the other students about the quality of the class or teaching. It is disrespectful to the instructor and the other students.
• Prolonged Chattering: Small cliques of 2-3 students who engage in private conversations or pass notes to each other.
• Excessive Lateness: Students who not only come in late, but make an entrance speaking to friends, walking in front of the professor, arranging their belongings.
• Noisy Electric Devices: Beepers and pagers going off in class or students talking on the telephone during the class.
• Disputing the Instructor’s Authority or Expertise: Students may be disappointed or frustrated over a grade and may debunk or devalue the instructor’s judgment, authority, and expertise. This may take the form of comments in the class or memos to department chair or dean.

If you display any of the above behavior I may ask you to leave the class for the day, week, or permanently or deduct points or value from your final grade.

Reading and Writing Assignments:

I expect students to complete readings and any related assignments, BEFORE the class for which I list them. Be prepared to discuss each class reading assignment in class. You are responsible for summarizing and analyzing the reading each week in preparation for discussion and exams.  

Grading Exams:

I will respond to e-mails during office hours and grade papers once a week, I require a 2 week turn around time to return papers back to you given my workload. I may respond more frequently and get your papers back to you sooner but you can expect me to be available and respond to your inquiries as explained above.

Emergency Policy:

go to http://ehs.fullerton.edu/EmergencyInfo/

Disabled Student Policy:

go to http://www.fullerton.edu/DSS/

Class Schedule:

Week 1 Aug 26-28, 2014
Practice QuizIntroduction to Class
Theme: Post Civil War - The Failure of reconstruction in the South
Lecture: Reconstruction
Video/audio: Soldiers WIthout Swords:Black Media/ Slavery by another Name
Birth of A Nation
Video Worksheet: Africans in the Americas V.4 / Slavery by Another name ( take notes)
Discussion: Zinn "Slavery without Submission, Emancipation without Freedom"
Foner, Ch15 "What is Freedom?" Vark.com quiz discussion
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Week 2 Sept 2-4, 2014
Practice Quiz Theme: Anti-colonial Movements of Native America
Lecture: Westward Expansion post Reconstruction
Video: Wounded Knee/Black Indians/Chinese in the Americas
Discussion: Zinn, The Other Civil War
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Week 3 Sept 9-11, 2014
Practice quiz Theme: Capitalism and Inequity in the Guilded Age
Lecture: Emergence as an Economic Power
Rise of the Railroads
Video: Black Indians/black media
Discussion: Zinn, “Robber Barons and Rebels”
Foner, Ch 16 "Americas Gilded Age, 1870 - 1890"
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Week 4 Sept 16-18, 2014
Practice Quiz Theme: Struggle Against Labor Exploitation and Inequity
Lecture: Rebellion & Reform: Labor and Suffrage
Video: One Woman One Vote / Margaret Sanger
Discussion: Foner Ch 17, "Freedom's Boundaries at Home and Abroad, 1890 - 1900" # 105-109
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Week 5 Sept 23-25, 2014
Practice Quiz Theme: American Imperialism
Lecture: Quest For Empire
Video: Savage Acts "Wars, Fairs and Empire"
Discussion: Zinn, "Empire and the People,"
Foner Ch 17, "Freedom's Boundaries at Home and Abroad, 1890 - 1900" # 110, 111
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Week 6 Sept 30 - Oct. 2, 2014
Practice Quiz Theme: Progressive Era
Lecture: Progressive Era
Video: One woman One Vote Part II / Margaret Sanger
Discussion: Zinn, "Socialist Challenge"
Foner Ch 18, "The Progressive Era, 1900 - 1916"
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Week 7 Oct 7-9, 2014
Practice Quiz Theme: The Great War
Lecture: The Great War, Domestic and Foreign Perspectives
Video: WWI War Clips
Discussion: Zinn, “War is the Health of the State”
Foner Ch 19, "Safe for Democracy"
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Week 8 October 14-16, 2012
Exam 1
Week 9 Oct 21-23, 2014
Quiz Theme:The Great Depression
Lecture: The Great Depression
Video: Just the Facts Series, Roaring 20s Anarchism in America
Discussion: Zinn, “Self Help in Hard Times”
http://www.theatlantic.com/features/archive/2014/05/the-case-for-reparations/361631/ Foner Ch 20, “From Business Culture to Great Depression: The Twenties, 1920 -1932"
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Week 10 Oct 28-30, 2014
Quiz Theme: World War II
Lecture: World War Two at Home and Abroad
Video: Zoot Suit
Discussion: Zinn, A Peoples War Part I
Foner Ch 21, "The New Deal, 1932 - 1940"
Foner Ch 22, "Fighting for our Freedom Wold War Two, 1941 - 1945"
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Week 11 Nov 4-6, 2014

Theme: Cold War
Lecture: Cold War
Video Worksheet:  Fidel the Untold Story
video: Fidel
Zinn, A Peoples War?; Part II; Zinn, “Or Does it Explode”
Foner Ch 23:The United States and the Cold War, 1945 to 1953; Foner Ch 24, “An Affluent Society, 1953 – 1960"

Week 12 Nov 11- 13, 2014
QuizTheme: Cold War
Lecture: Cold War
Video Worksheet:  Fidel the Untold Story
video: Fidel
Zinn, A Peoples War?; Part II; Zinn, “Or Does it Explode”
Foner Ch 23:The United States and the Cold War, 1945 to 1953; Foner Ch 24, “An Affluent Society, 1953 – 1960"

Week 13


Nov 18-24, 2014

Peoples Revolutions at home and abroad
Lecture:African American Civil Rights
Video: The 1960s/ Citizen King (recommended for review)
Winter Soldier Vietnam Part I
Winter Soldier Vietnam Part II
Discussion: Zinn,;The Impossible Victory Vietnam & Surprises;
Foner Ch 25, The Sixties, 1960 to 1968;
Break Nov 25-27, 2014
Fall Recess

Due December 2: Red Eagle, Phillip H. Red Earth: A Vietnam Warrior's Journey
Week 14 Dec 2-4, 2014
QuizTheme: Conservative Backlash
Lecture: The Reagan Revolution
Video: “Crisis in America” Letter to the President” & Chris Hedges
Discussion: Zinn, “The Seventies: Under Control?”
Zinn, “Carter-Reagan-Bush: The Bi-partisan Consensus,”
Foner Ch 26, “The Triumph of Conservatism, 1969 – 1988,”
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Week 15 Dec 9-11, 2014
Theme: Consolidating the Revolution
The Clinton Presidency
Lecture: Consolidating the Revolution
Video/Audio Worksheet: Egbal. “Terrorism, Thiers and Ours”
Discussion: Zinn, “The Clinton Presidency”
Zinn, "The 2000 Election and War on Terror”
Foner Ch 27, “Globalization and its Discontents”
Foner Ch 28, “September 11 and the Next American Century”

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Week 16 Final Examination: Tuesday, December 16, 2014 12-1:50PM


Final Grades due January 3, 2015