HISTORY 2111 -
UNITED STATES HISTORY I
CLASSROOM: (D) 1240
HOURS BY APPOINTMENT
Secretary: Ms. Angela Lefebvre
Dept Head: Dr. James Engstrom
Provide the student
with a survey of the intellectual, social, cultural,
political, economic and diplomatic history of the United
States, 1492-1865, with an emphasis on the evolution of
American institutions and values.
REQUIRED READING MATERIALS
Roark, James L.,
et al, The American Promise: A History of The
Volume I: To 1877,
Value Fourth Edition, Bedford/St. Martin’s ,Boston, 2009.
will also be required to obtain and read, Brands, H.W.,
The First American: The Life and Times of Benjamin
Anchor Books, New York, 2000. A
of the book may be obtained at any library or bookstore. An
inexpensive used copy may also be obtained from Internet
bookselling sites such as www.Amazon.com. The student
will also be required to read selected documents and
articles which are available on the Internet from links
provided on the above-referenced class website.
The Student will be
required to sit for three mid-term tests (45% of final
grade), a course assessment exam (5% of final grade) and a
comprehensive final examination (40% of final grade). The
lowest mid-term test grade will be dropped. The examination
schedule is stated below. Examinations will test the
student’s mastery and understanding of the text material,
supplemental reading and classroom lectures. Examinations
may consist of essay, matching, short answer, true-false,
multiple choice questions or any combination of the above.
will be expected to sit for the mid-term tests, the course
assessment exam and the final examination on the scheduled
dates stated below. A make-up test will only be granted
after presentation of satisfactory documentary proof of
medical or personal emergency. No student will be allowed
to sit for more than one makeup examination. Make-up
tests for missed mid-term tests will be held on
Saturday, May 1, 2010,
at a time and at a location be announced. Make-up
examinations may consist of essay questions only.
Permission to take a makeup examination must be obtained by
the student at least 7 days in advance of the aforesaid date.
It is the student’s sole responsibility to obtain permission
and to make arrangements to take a make-up exam.
Thursday, March 25
Three: Tuesday, April 27
Assessment Exam & Final Exam: Section 262:
Thursday, May 6, 5:30-7:30 p.m.
The student will be
required to produce a written essay on a topic that will be
provided by the instructor. The essay shall be no less than
three and no more than five pages in length and shall adhere
to the format that will be provided by the instructor. The
essay shall constitute 10% of the student’s final grade.
The completed essay shall be due on or before Tuesday, April
13. An essay submitted after the end of class on the
aforesaid due date will receive an automatic letter grade
reduction. No essay will be accepted after the end of class
on Thursday, April 15.
The student’s ability to obtain a passing score on
scheduled examinations will be seriously compromised if he
or she does not attend class on a regular basis. Class
attendance will be recorded.
Georgia Perimeter College has
instituted a plan to address the operations of the college
in the event of an H1N1 (swine flu) pandemic. In compliance
with Centers for Disease Control recommendations, students
should NOT attend class or any public gatherings while ill
with influenza. Students with flu symptoms should not come
to campus and should remain at home during recovery. The
illness and self-isolation period will usually be about a
week. It is very important that individuals avoid spreading
the flu to others. Ill students should inform their
instructor within 24 hours of their initial absence by
submitting the GPC Illness Notification Form and provide the
instructor with an anticipated return date.
The GPC Illness Notification Form can be found at:
Until further notice, all reading
assignments, writing assignments, tests and examinations
stated in the class syllabus shall be due and/or shall be
administered on the date stated in this syllabus.
Reasonable accommodation will be made for students who are
unable to sit for scheduled tests or complete assignments
due to H1N1 infection or other illness, provided that the
GPC Illness Notification Form is properly and timely
submitted. In the event the instructor is
unable to attend a particular class due to flu symptoms or
other illness, every effort will be made to have the class
administered by a substitute instructor. In the event a
substitute instructor is unavailable, notice of the class
being suspended will be posted on the first page of the
class website, outside the door of the classroom and/or by
email. Make sure that your current email address is
recorded in Georgia Perimeter College’s Student Information
Cheating is against
Georgia Perimeter College policy. Cheating includes any
attempt to defraud, deceive or mislead the instructor in
arriving at an honest grade assessment. Plagiarism is a
form of cheating that involves presenting as one’s own the
ideas or work of another. Violation of the cheating policy
may result in the student receiving a lowered grade on a
portion of the course or a grade of ”F” on the assignment
in question. A grade assigned to a student because of an
alleged violation of the cheating policy may be appealed by
the student through the appeals process of the college.
See the Student Conduct Code for details. It is recommended
that you become familiar with this code.
The use of
cell phones or other recording and/or communications devices
while class is in session is prohibited.
All cell phones and other communications devices shall be
turned off while class is in session. Audio and/or video
recording of class sessions without the expressed written
permission of the instructor is prohibited. The use of a
laptop computer is allowed provided that it is not used for
instant messaging, texting, twittering or other
communications and is not a distraction to other students.
The use of a laptop computer in class shall be a
privilege that may be revoked at any time at the discretion
of the instructor.
WITH DISABILITIES ACT STATEMENT
If you are a student
who is disabled as defined under the Americans with
Disabilities Act and requires assistance or support
services, please seek assistance through the Center for
Disability Services. A CDS counselor will coordinate those
No person shall, on the
grounds of race, color, sex, religion, creed, national
origin, age or disability, be excluded from employment or
participation in, be denied the benefits of, or otherwise be
subjected to discrimination under any program or activity
conducted by Georgia Perimeter College.
AFFIRMATIVE ACTION STATEMENT
College adheres to affirmative action policies to promote
diversity and equal opportunity for all faculty and
The University System of Georgia requires that all
students enrolled in undergraduate degree programs in
University System institutions (including Georgia Perimeter
College) successfully complete all parts of a competency
examination in reading and English composition. This
competency examination is commonly referred to as “the
Regents’ Test”, and it is free of charge. A student has two
attempts to pass this test before accumulating 45 hours of
collegiate credit. Please sign up for the Regents’ Test
when you enroll in English 1102. Do this in time to have
two attempts before accumulating 45 credit hours!
ADDITIONAL POLICIES AND STATEMENT
The Student Conduct
Code and all other official
policy statements contained in the 2009-2010 Georgia
Perimeter College General Catalog and Schedule of Classes,
Spring 2010, are incorporated herein by reference.