History 111 - SPRING 2010
Dr. Gayle Olson-Raymer

Founder's Hall 165;  Phone:  826-4788
e-mail: go1@humboldt.edu
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 acc34@humboldt.edu and Nicole at nes21@humboldt.edu.

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.


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. Required Internet Readings: You will be required to read several internet articles - each of which is listed below in the course syllabus.
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.
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:

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

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):

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:

Grades: Your grades will be influenced by two things: the total number of points received on your quizzes and exams and your attendance.

Collegial Academic Community:

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

1/26 - 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
Extra Credit: 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
Extra Credit: 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
Extra Credit
 2/11 - UNIT I EXAM
Unit II:  Responding to International and Domestic Crises, 1917 - 1945
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
Extra Credit:

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.html

2/23 Reading Analysis Quiz
2/25-3/4 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
Extra Credit:

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
Extra Credit:
Unit III:  Fermenting International and Domestic Turmoil, 1946-1987
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
Extra Credit: 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
Extra Credit:

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
Extra Credit:

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
Extra Credit:

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.