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California State University, Fullerton - History 180

Dr. Leleua Loupe

Office: H 730K Phone: 657-626-8729

Leleualoupe@hotmail.com Hours: M/W 12-1 PM & by app't

** 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 180 -07-15141 M/W 2:30-3:45 PM Meets in Room H121
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 historical development 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
  2. http://www.historyisaweapon.com/zinnapeopleshistory.html
  3. Loewen, James, Lies My Teacher Told Me: Everything Your American History Text Books Got Wrong
  4. Red Eagle, Phillip H. Red Earth: A Vietnam Warrior’s Journey Salt Publishing, 2007
  5. Video Links
Course Requirements:
Midterm 30%
Final 30%
Participation & attendance 30% Discussion Extra Credit
Phil Redeagle Assign 10%
Critical Thinking Guide  

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Critical Thinking and Reading Guide

I do not use the plus/minus system for the final grade

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.

Common Types of Disruptive Classroom Behavior that you may be penalized for:

  1. 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.
  2. 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
  3. Prolonged Chattering: Small cliques of 2-3 students who engage in private conversations or pass notes to each other.
  4. 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.
  5. Noisy Electric Devices: Beepers and pagers going off in class or students talking on the telephone during the class.
  6. 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.

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.

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 August 25 & 27, 2014

Introduction to Class: Vark.com assignment (Know your learning style)
Theme: Pre-contact America
Lecture: Peopling of America
Video: More Than Bows and Arrows & People of the Water
Video Worksheet: More Than Bows and Arrows Worksheet
Discussion: Loewen, "The True Importance of Christopher Columbus" Study Guide
Zinn, “Indians, Columbus and Human Progress” Study GuidePre-contact America & Spider Woman

Vark.com Quiz discussion

* complete before the second class meeting for the week

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Week 2 September 3, 2014 (Sept. 1 Closed for Labor Day)
QuizTheme: European Contact
Lecture: “Explorers, Conquistadors and Saviors” part I
Video: The Canary Effect/The First Settlement
Discussion: Loewen, "The True Importance of Christopher Columbus" Study Guide
Zinn, “Indians, Columbus and Human Progress” Study Guide
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Week 3 September 8 & 10, 2014
Theme: European Contact
Lecture: “Explorers, Conquistadors and Saviors” Part II
Video: After the Mayflower
Video Worksheet: After the Mayflower Worksheet
Discussion: Loewen, “The Truth About the First Thanksgiving” Study Guides
Loewen, “Red Eyes”
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Week 4 September 15 & 17, 2014
QuizTheme: Colonial American Expansion
Lecture: Colonial America and Racial Slavery
Narrated Powerpoint Part I
Narrated Powerpoint Part II
Video Worksheet: Terrible Transformation Worksheet
Discussion: Zinn, “Drawing the Color Line”
Zinn, "People of Mean and Vile Condition” /Factors Chart
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Week 5 September 22 & 24, 2014

Theme: Revolutionary America
Lecture: Towards Revolution
Video Worksheet: Midwives Tale Worksheet
Video link: Midwives Tale
Discussion: Zinn, “Tyranny is Tyranny” and “A Kind of Revolution”

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Week 6 September 29 & October 1, 2014
QuizTheme: Post Revolution and Expansion
Lecture: The New Republic
Video: We Shall Remain Series - Episode 2 on PBS
Video Worksheet: Tecumseh's Vision Worksheet
Discussion: Zinn, “The Intimately Oppressed”
Zinn, “As Long as the Grass Grows and River Runs"
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Week 7 October 6 & 8, 2014
QuizTheme: Industrial and Market Revolution
Lecture: The Market Revolution
Revolt and Reform
Video: One woman One Vote Part I/History of Sex
Discussion: Zinn, “Robber Barons and Rebels
Loewen, “Gone with the Wind: The Invisibility of Racism in American History Textbooks"
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Week 8 October 13 & 15, 2014 Midterm Exam this week(Wed scantron 882) Bring the completed scantron (#882) to my office on Thursday after class session. We will not meet in class.

Theme: Antebellum South and Gold Rush California
Lecture: Slavery in the South
California Gold Rush
Narrated version
Discussion: Zinn, “We Take Nothing by Conquest Thank God”
Loewen, “The Invisibility of Anti-racism in American History Textbooks”

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Week 9 October 20 & 22, 2014
QuizTheme: The Abandonment of Reconstruction
Lecture: Road to Secession
Video: Birth of a Nation
Africans in the Americas Volume 4/Slavery by Another Name
Video Worksheet: Africans in the Americas v. 4 worksheet
Discussion: Zinn, “Slavery without Submission, Emancipation without Freedom”
“The Other Civil War”
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Week 10 October 27 & 29, 2014
QuizTheme: Post Reconstruction/ American Imperialism abroad
Lecture: Quest For Empire
Video: Savage Acts
Discussion: Zinn, “Empire and the People” & “The Socialist Challenge”
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Week 11 November 3 & 5, 2014

Theme: Wilson and the Great War & Great Depression
Lecture: The Great War at Home and Abroad/ The Great Depression
Video Worksheet: The Great War Clips, Armenian Genocide

Discussion: Zinn, “Self Help in Hard Times”
“War is the Health of the State”

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Week 12 November 10 & 12, 2014
Quiz Theme: World War II at Home and Abroad/The Cold War
“Cold War” containment at Home
Lecture: War at Home & Abroad
Cold War
Video: Zoot Suit Riots/Fidel The Untold Story worksheet/Film link
Discussion: Zinn, A Peoples War? Part I Study Guide
Zinn, “A Peoples War?” Part II
Loewen, “Handicapped by History: The Process of Hero Making”
Loewen, “Land of Opportunity”
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Week 13

November 17 & 19, 2014


QuizTheme: Post WWII and the Rise of Civil Rights
Lecture: US Civil Rights
Video/CD: Citizen King/ Bobby Seale and the Black Panther Party
Discussion: Zinn, “Or Does it Explode?”
Loewen, “Watching Big Brother”
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Week 14 December 1 & 3, 2014
Quiz Theme: Vietnam
Lecture: Vietnam
Video: Winter Soldier Vietnam Part I
Discussion: Zinn, “The Impossible Victory, Vietnam” & “Surprises”
Red Eagle, Phillip H. Red Earth: A Vietnam Warrior's Journey
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Week 15 December 8 & 10, 2014

Lecture: Consolidating Revolution
Video: Crisis in America/Terrorism Theirs and ours worksheet
Crisis in the Congo
Terrorism film link
Discussion: Loewen Ch. 9
Zinn, “Are the 70s Under Control”

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Week 16

Final Examination: Tuesday, December 15, 2015 12-1:50 PM

Worksheets for Redeagle and Ahmed are due the day of the final

Final Exam link, turn it into my office along with the above assignments during the exam period