History 111 - SPRING 2010
Dr. Gayle Olson-Raymer
Founder's Hall 165; Phone: 826-4788
Office Hours: Tuesdays and Thursdays, 1-3:30, and by appointment
**** Please note: I have the right to revise the syllabus at any time during the course of Semester****
Changes to this outline were made on April 12, 2010 and are in green type.
The course website is available at http://users.humboldt.edu/ogayle/hist111/index.html and the course syllabus at http://users.humboldt.edu/ogayle/hist111/outline2010.html. Any announcements about changes in the syllabus or new extra credit opportunities will be posted on the announcements section of the syllabus at http://users.humboldt.edu/ogayle/hist111/announcements.html. Please check the announcements from time to time. For those of you who wish to have an extended discussion about the syllabus and the course requirements, you may attend the extra credit evening meeting on Wednesday, January 27 in Founders Hall 125 from 5-7pm (see "Extra Credit" below for details.)
This course syllabus is divided into two parts: Course Requirements which explains everything required for passing this class, and Course Outline which provides a day-to-day description of each class discussion topic, the required reading for each class, a link to the overheads for each class, and extra credit possibilities linked to the topic of each class. Please consult this course syllabus online for all questions regarding course requirements and assignment due dates - as well as for any changes in the syllabus and/or assignments.
Teaching Assistants. This semester we are fortunate to have Adam Crug as our teaching assistant for the 9:30 am class and Nicole Sinclair for the 11:00am class. Both are veteran T.A.s – they know a great deal about the content of History 111 and they have been a T.A. for me in the past. Adam and Nicole will be available to you in the following capacities: to hold regular office hours (to be announced), to help you better various class presentations and lectures, and to help you with anything related to the course. You may reach Adam via email at firstname.lastname@example.org and Nicole at email@example.com.
Furlough Days: Due to the ongoing budgetary crisis in the CSU system, we will have two furlough days this semester when we will not be meeting: Thursday, April 8th and Tuesday, April 20th.
HISTORY 111 COURSE REQUIREMENTS - Spring 2010
Required Reading. You will be required to read three books as well as several articles on the Internet. Because one of the main objectives for this class to critically examine the historical materials presented in class discussions and required in the reading, it is essential that you complete the required reading prior to coming to class.
Required Books: A copy of each of the three required books is available at the Library's Reserve Book desk.Requirements. There are three required assessment tools for this course: unit exams, reading analysis quiz, and research teach-in. For a list of all assignments and due dates for the entire semester, click here.
Required Internet Readings: You will be required to read several internet articles - each of which is listed below in the course syllabus.
- Eric Foner, Give Me Liberty, Volume 2. New York. 1st Edition. (W.W. Norton, 2006.
- Howard Zinn and Anthony Arnove, Voices of a People's History. (New York: Seventh Story Press, 2004)
- Dalton Trumbo, Johnny Got His Gun
1. Unit Exams You will take three exams this semester - one at the end of each of the three course units. Each of the three exams will be worth 60 points. Exams will take place on ___________________. There will be no make-ups. Each exam will consist of the following three components:
- Written take home component. A week before the scheduled exam, you will receive 2 essay questions. You must answer each question in essay format, include specific examples from both the class discussions and the required reading, and turn in your typewritten essays on the day of the exam. Each essay will be worth 15 points.
- Historic language component.
- You will be responsible for understanding the language used when studying history throughout the semester. For each unit of study, you must have a clear understanding of 20 historical terms (for a total of 60 words throughout the semeter). If you click here, you will find the list of historical terms for each of the three exams. For the first 20 minutes on the scheduled day of the exam, you will come to class prepared to take a true/false exam on four of the selected terms that demonstrates you know the defintion of each word and understand how the word relates to the historical period under study. The historic language exam will be worth 20 points. Please bring a piece of lined paper and a pen to class on the day of the exam.
- The Unit II historic language exam will not be counted for students who earned a C grade or below. For those who received an A (26-30 points), 6 points will be added to your essay exam; for those who received a B (22-25 points), 3 points will be added to your essay exam.
- To see the notes for "Decyphering Unit Exams," click here.
2. Reading Analysis Quiz . Each of you will read Dalton Trumbo's classic and controversial book, Johnny Got His Gun. When you come to class on Thursday, February 25th to discuss the book and engage in our discussion of "Pacifism and Dissent in Times of War," you must be prepared to take a 20 minute True/False quiz designed to help me learn how well you understood the book. You must support each answer with 2-3 sentences about why you believe the answer is either true or false. The reading analysis quiz will be worth 30 points.
3. Research Teach-In. You will each research any topic that we will not discuss in class and that relates to any any historical issue, incident, trend, or topic that occurred or person that lived in the United States between 1970 and the present. There are four steps to this assignment which is worth a total of 70 points :
- Picking a topic and completing the preliminary research assignment. It is important that you begin thinking about a possible research topic early in the semester. To assist you with this process and to help you find resources to help you with your research, you are required to complete a primary research assignment that can be accessed by clicking here. This assignment must be completed and turned in at the beginning of class on Tuesday, March 2nd and is worth 15 points . YOU MUST COMPLETE THIS ASSIGNMENT IN ORDER TO GET CREDIT FOR THE ENTIRE RESEARCH PROJECT. IF YOU CHANGE YOUR TOPIC LATER IN THE SEMESTER, YOU MUST CLEAR IT WITH THE PROFESSOR.
- Conducting your Research. The research phase requires you to do the following: locate and read two primary documents and two secondary documents; and prepare for and conduct one oral interview with someone who can provide useful information about your topic. To prepare for the interview, read the guidelines that are posted by clicking here.
- Writing the Paper. After conducting your research , you are then required to write a paper that is a maximum of four double-spaced, typewritten, grammatically correct pages. The paper is due at the beginning of class for the 11:00 section on Tuesday, May 11th from 10:20 to 12:10 and for the 9:30 section on Thursday, May 13th from 8:00-9:50. The final paper must include the following four components which are worth a total of 40 points :
You must also attach the following three extra pages to your paper worth a total of 15 points (these do not count as part of the four page paper requirement):
- a brief explanation of your topic and why you chose it;
- a summary of what you expected to find about your topic when you began your research compared with what you actually discovered after you completed your research.
- a discussion of your sources, emphasizing which - primary, secondary, and oral interview - you found were most helpful in the course of your research and why; and
- a discussion of how your research findings illustrated at least two of the overall course themes.
- a bibliography in the appropriate format (check by clicking here) of all references - including the name of your interviewee, time and place of the interview;
- a one-page typed outline of your oral presentation that summarizes your research and how you will present it to your group - how you will introduce, support, and conclude your story, and what props (if any) you will use to tell it; and
- a list of questions you asked your interviewe
- Giving an Oral Presentation. This is where your interest in and passion for the topic you select will really shine. The 11am class will meet on Tuesday, May 11 from 10:20-12:10 and the 9:30 class will meet on Thursday, May 13 from 8-9:50 am to share the results of your research in informal, small groups. Do not read the written outline of your oral presentation, but rather describe what you learned about the topic and what you think might interest your colleagues about your findings. This is a good time to use any audio, visual, poetic, literary, photographic, or artistic primary documents that you used in your research project. Please note that you must be in class to present your research. If you are not present, you will not receive credit for the research paper.
Extra Credit: Extra credit will be available throughout the semester but it will not replace any required assignments that you did not complete; rather, it will help out with a "fence sitter" grade. Once you complete any extra credit assignment, please come talk directly to your T.A.about it during his/her office hours. Following are extra credit options:
- Syllabus Seminar - Questions about the course syllabus and requirements. On Wednesday, January 27th, I will be available in Founder's Hall 125 from 5-7pm to discuss any questions you have about the course, course syllabus, exams, book analysis and teach-in, and research teach-in. You will receive extra credit for attending.
- Community and university events as approved by the professor.
- Historical movies and documentaries that either meets with the professor's approval, or that you find on the recommended list of videos at http://users.humboldt.edu/ogayle/hist111/filmlist.html.
- Suggested reading on the Internet listed in the course outline.
- Other activities approved by the professor
Grades: Your grades will be influenced by two things: the total number of points received on your quizzes and exams and your attendance.
One of the major goals for this class is to create a collegial academic community in which we can discuss the many exciting stories woven throughout U.S. history. To that end, it is not only essential that we respect the classroom conversations of our colleagues, but that we create an environment in which we all can learn. To do this, we must be aware of learning distractions such as texting on our cell phones and taking note on laptops. To that end, please respect two classroom rules:
HISTORY 111 COURSE OUTLINE - SPRING 2010
This class is divided into three units of study: Closing and Opening New Frontiers, 1877-1916; Responding to International and Domestic Crises, 1917 - 1945; and Fermenting International and Domestic Turmoil, 1946-1987. Below you will find the topic for each day's discussion, as well as the required reading, a list of extra credit opportunities, and a link to the overheads for each day's discussion.
Unit I: Closing and Opening New Frontiers, 1877 - 1916
1/19-1/21 Discussion: Manifest
Destiny, the Closure of the Frontier, and the Price of "Progress". Required Reading for 1/21: The School Days of an Indian Girl at http://www.facstaff.bucknell.edu/gcarr/19cUSWW/ZS/SDIG.html.
Link to overheads for this discussion: http://users.humboldt.edu/ogayle/hist111/manifestdestiny.html Extra Credit:
1/26 - 1/28 Discussion: Industrialization and Urbanization in the Gilded Age. Required Reading for 1/26: Foner, Chapter 16 and Chapter 11 in Voices. Required Reading for 1/28: Foner, Chapter 17, only sections titled "The Segregated South" and "Redrawing the Boundries" . Link to overheads for this discussion: http://users.humboldt.edu/ogayle/hist111/industrial.html
2/2-2/4 Discussion: The American Quest for Empire. Required reading for 2/2: Foner, Chapter 17, only section titled "Becoming a World Power" and Chapter 12 in Voices. Link to overheads for this discussion: http://users.humboldt.edu/ogayle/hist111/empire.html
- See the films Gangs of New York, Molly Mcguires
- History of the Molly Maguires http://www.lehigh.edu/~ineng/paw/paw-history.htm
- Analysis of Gangs of New York http://www.backintime.com/moviereviews/gangsofny/
- Central Pacific Railroad Photographic History Museum http://www.cprr.org/Museum/Maps
- The Gilded Age and the Titans of Industry http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/amex/carnegie/gildedage.html
- Samuel Gompers and the American Federation of Labor http://www.history.umd.edu/Gompers/index.htm
- History of the Stock Market by Bernard McMahon at http://www.stockinformation.com/history.htm
2/9 Discussion: Politics and the Impulse to Reform. Required reading: Foner, Chapter 18 and Chapter 13 in Voices. Link to overheads for this discussion: http://users.humboldt.edu/ogayle/hist111/reform.html
- See the film Citizen Kane
- The Battle over Citizen Kane http://www.socialistdemocracy.org/Reviews/ReviewTheBattleOverCitizenKane.html
- The Hawaiian Kingdom Website http://www.hawaiiankingdom.org/
- Early discovery and exploration in the Pacific
- Early Pacific Travelers: The Islanders who voyaged with Captain Cook
- Hawaii's official protest to Annexation
- The Spanish American War Homepage http://www.loc.gov/rr/hispanic/1898/
2/11 - UNIT I EXAM
- See the film Ragtime
- Life Magazine photo archives from 1900-1909 http://images.google.com/images?q=1900s+select+source:life
- The History of Central Park at http://www.ny.com/articles/centralpark.html Conservation Movement http://memory.loc.gov/ammem/amrvhtml/conshome.html
The Dramas of Haymarket http://www.chicagohistory.org/dramas/overview/main.htm
2/16- 2/18 Discussion: Causes and Consequences of World War I, Required reading for 2/16: Foner, Chapter 19 and Chapter 14 in Voices. Link to overheads for this discussion: http://users.humboldt.edu/ogayle/hist111/unit2WWI.html
- See the films Reds, All Quiet on the Western Front
- Life Magazine photo archives from 1910-1919 http://images.google.com/images?q=1910s+World+War+I+source:life
- Woodrow Wilson Presidential Library http://www.woodrowwilson.org/
- Historical analysis of Reds http://hnn.us/roundup/entries/31404.html
- World War I Document Archive http://www.lib.byu.edu/~rdh/wwi/
- The Red Scare http://www.law.umkc.edu/faculty/projects/ftrials/SaccoV/redscare.html
2/23 Discussion: Pacifism and Dissent in Times of War. Required Reading: Johnny Got His Gun. Link to overheads for this discussion: http://users.humboldt.edu/ogayle/hist111/drafthistory.html2/23 Reading Analysis Quiz2/25-3/4 Discussion: The Not-So-Roaring Twenties, The Depression, and "A New Deal" for Americans. Required reading for 2/25: Foner, Chapter 20 and Ch. 15 in Voices. Required reading for 3/2: Foner, Chapter 21.Link to overheads for this discussion: http://users.humboldt.edu/ogayle/hist111/1920sandNewDeal.html
- See the films The Great Gatsby, Grapes of Wrath, Cinderella Man, The Color Purple, Bonnie and Clyde, Mr. Smith Goes to Washington, Matewan, Inherit the Wind, The Untouchable, Lady Sings the Blues, Rosewood, Ken Burn's Jazz (a multi-part PBS series).
- Life Magazine photo archives from 1920-1929 http://images.google.com/images?q=1920s+Charles+Lindbergh+source:life
- Life Magazine photo archives from 1930-1939 http://images.google.com/images?q=1930s+poverty+source:life
- Herbert Hoover's Audio Archives http://www.presidency.ucsb.edu/medialist.php?presid=31
- FDRs Audio and Video Archives http://www.presidency.ucsb.edu/medialist.php?presid=32
- Fireside Chats of Franklin D. Roosevelt http://www.mhric.org/fdr/fdr.htm
- The Scopes Trial http://www.law.umkc.edu/faculty/projects/ftrials/scopes/scopes.htm
3/4 - PRELIMINARY RESEARCH ASSIGNMENT DUE . Click here to access the form.3/9-3/23 Discussion: Causes and Consequences of World War II. Required reading for 3/4 : Foner, Chapter 22 and Chapter 16 in Voices. Link to overheads for this discussion: http://users.humboldt.edu/ogayle/hist111/unit2WWII.html
- See the films, Saving Private Ryan, The Best Years of Our Lives, Flags of Our Fathers, Letters from Iwo Jima
- Life Magazine photo archives from 1940-1949 http://images.google.com/images?q=1940s+Hawaii+source:life
- WWII Propaganda, Posters, Film, and Art http://www.teacheroz.com/WWIIpropaganda.htm
- Japanese Expansion before and during WWII http://www.nzhistory.net.nz/war/331
- A complete listing of WWII web sites at http://www.teacheroz.com/WWIImaps.html
- Japanese Internment Information http://www.bookmice.net/darkchilde/japan/camp.html
- Children of the Japanese Relocation Camps http://www.pbs.org/childofcamp/documentary/index.html
- Japanese Relocation Camp Map http://www.foitimes.com/internment/USA5.jpg
- Enemy Alien Files: Hidden Stories of World War II http://www.enemyalienfiles.org
- Harry Truman Audio and Visual Archives http://www.presidency.ucsb.edu/medialist.php?presid=33
- Hiroshima: The Lost Photographs http://www.designobserver.com/archives/entry.html?id=38841
3/25 Unit II Exam (first 20 minutes of class)
3/25 Discussion: The Cold War in the Domestic Arena. Required reading: Foner, Chapter 24. Link to overheads for this discussion: http://users.humboldt.edu/ogayle/hist111/mccarthyism.html Extra Credit:
3/30-4/1 Discussion: The Cold War in the International Arena. Required reading for 3/30: Foner, Chapter 23. Link to the overheads for this discussion: http://users.humboldt.edu/ogayle/hist111/coldwar.html
- See the films The Front, Manchurian Candidate (1962 version only), On the Waterfront, Salt of the Earth
- Life Magazine photo archives from 1950-1959 http://images.google.com/images?q=1950s+Walt+Disney+source:life
- On the Waterfront historical analysis http://www.americansc.org.uk/online/OTW.htm
- Salt of the Earth historical analysis https://eee.uci.edu/programs/humcore/students/kumarpaper.htm
- HUAC and Censorship Changes http://www.moderntimes.com/palace/huac.htm
- Brief Biography of Joseph McCarthy http://www.apl.org/history/mccarthy/biography.html
- Dwight Eisenhower Audio and Visual Archives http://www.presidency.ucsb.edu/medialist.php?presid=34
4/6 - 4/13 Discussion: Vietnam. Required reading for 4/6: Foner, Chapter 25 and Chapter 18 in Voices. Link to the overheads for this discussion: http://users.humboldt.edu/ogayle/hist111/vietnam.html
- See the films Atomic Cafe, Dr. Strangelove, Invasion of the Body Snatchers (1956 version only). MASH
- The Korean War - History http://www.koreanwar.com/
- John F. Kennedy Audio and Visual Archive http://www.presidency.ucsb.edu/medialist.php?presid=35
- Cold War Policies http://history.sandiego.edu/gen/20th/coldwar0.html
- See the films Platoon, Full Metal Jacket, Apocalypse Now, Hearts and Minds, The Killing Fields, Berkeley in the Sixties
- See the film, The WeatherUnderground available free of charge online at http://www.hulu.com/watch/118170/the-weather-underground
- Lyndon Johnson Audio and Video Archive http://www.presidency.ucsb.edu/medialist.php?presid=36
- Nixon's "Silent Majority"Speech on Vietnam in 1969
4/20 - Furlough Day
4/22 - 4/27 - Discussion: The War Within and the Struggle for Civil Rights. Required Reading for 4/22: Chapter 19 in Voices. Link to the overheads for this discussion: http://users.humboldt.edu/ogayle/hist111/civilrights.html
- See the films Malcolm X, Four Little Girls, Mississippi Burning, Ghosts of Mississippi, Separate But Equal, Get on the Bus, Eyes on the Prize (any part of the PBS series), WeatherUnderground, Incident at Oglala, Chicano! History of the Mexican American Civil Rights Movement
- See the film The Weather Underground online for free at http://www.hulu.com/watch/118170/the-weather-underground
- Civil Rights Movement - background and history http://www.watson.org/~lisa/blackhistory/civilrights-55-65/
- Public Broadcasting System: Support for Eyes on the Prize http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/amex/eyesontheprize/
- Fifty Years after Brown v. Board of Education http://www.npr.org/templates/story/story.php?storyId=1751945
- John Lewis brief biography http://www.achievement.org/autodoc/printmember/lew0bio-1
- A Brief History of the American Indian Movement http://www.aimovement.org/ggc/history.html
- Commentary on Chicano! History of the Mexican American Civil Rights Movement http://www.albany.edu/jmmh/vol3/chicano/chicano.html
4/29-5/6 Discussion: The Decline of Liberalism and the Triumph of Conservatism. Required Reading for 4/29: Chapter 26 in Foner and Chapter 20 in Voices. Required Reading for 5/4: Chapter 21 in Voices. Link to the overheads for this discussion: http://users.humboldt.edu/ogayle/hist111/1970sand1980s.html
- Chapters 27 and 28 in Foner; Chapters 22-24 in Voices.
- See the films All the President's Men, Nixon, The Chicago 10, Salvadore, Romero
- Life Magazine photo archives from 1960-1969http://images.google.com/images?q=1960s+Apollo+space+source:life
- Life Magazine photo archives from 1970-1979 http://images.google.com/images?q=1970s+boxer+source:life
- Richard Nixon Audio and Visual Archives http://www.presidency.ucsb.edu/medialist.php?presid=37
- Gerald Ford Audio and Visual Archives http://www.presidency.ucsb.edu/medialist.php?presid=38
- Jimmy Carter Audio and Visual Archives http://www.presidency.ucsb.edu/medialist.php?presid=39
- The Chicago Seven Trial http://www.law.umkc.edu/faculty/projects/ftrials/Chicago7/chicago7.html
- The Sixties, War and Peace, Newsmakers, The Chicago 7 http://www.pbs.org/opb/thesixties/topics/war/newsmakers_2.html
- Ronald Reagan Audio and Visual Archives http://www.presidency.ucsb.edu/medialist.php?presid=40
- George H. Bush Audio and Visual Archives http://www.presidency.ucsb.edu/medialist.php?presid=41
- William Clinton Audio and Visual Archives http://www.presidency.ucsb.edu/medialist.php?presid=42
- George W. Bush Audio and Visual Archives http://www.presidency.ucsb.edu/medialist.php?presid=43
- The Origins of the Modern American Conservative Movement http://www.heritage.org/Research/PoliticalPhilosophy/HL811.cfm
5/6 - Unit III Academic Language EXAM
5/11 Research Teach-In for 11am class. Tuesday, May 11th from 10:20 to 12:10 to share the results of your research projects.
5/13 Research Teach-In for 9:30am class - Thursday, May 13th from 8:00-9:50 to share the results of your research projects.
Course Description and Major Skills: This course, which meets the institutions requirements in U.S. history established by the California Legislature (CSU Executive Order 405 and Title 5: 40404), focuses on the "significant events covering a minimum time span of approximately 100 years occurring in the entire area now included in the United States of America, including the relationships of regions within that area and with external regions and powers as appropriate to the understanding of those events within the United States during the period under study and the role of major ethnic and social groups in such events and the contexts in which the events have occurred." It also includes a discussion of "events within a framework which illustrates the continuity of the American experience and its derivation from other cultures including consideration of three or more of the following: politics, economics, social movements, and geography." Additionally, this course meets the five major skills that the History Department believes historians need and that history majors should develop as they progress through the major: writing, research, critical thinking, historiography and methodology, and oral presentation.