History 81-History of Working People in the United States I
2013, Section #0747, 9:35-11 a.m. TTh-NEA-128
Ellen Joiner, NEA-181, Office Phone: 310-233-4582
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taught about the Carnegies and the Fords, and all of those millionaires,
but not what working people do.Ē Dolores Huerta, co-founder UFW
course studies the history of American labor from the colonial era
through Reconstruction. Colonial development, revolution, the early
republic, the ante-bellum period, the Civil War and Reconstruction are
viewed through the eyes of Americaís multicultural working people.
Emphasis is also placed upon the defining role of the American
Constitution and its impact upon labor.
81 Student Learning Outcomes (SLOs):
historical methodology and sources in the context of U.S. labor history.
a chronology of the American colonial era.
the ideological and economic motives of Spanish, French, Dutch, and
English colonization in the Western Hemisphere. Clarify the impact of
these motives on native and African peoples.
the economic and political institutions of colonial America and explain
working peoplesí adaptations to these institutions in various social and
classes and their stance toward the American Revolution.
the impact of independence and government-building on working people
through primary documents (Declaration of Independence, Articles and
Confederation, and the Constitution).
the development of American sectionalism between the free labor North
and slave labor South and clarify the governmental efforts to resolve
class development in the ante-bellum period comparing the experiences,
of industrialists, merchants, planters, and professionals with those of
skilled workers, laborers, farmers, slaves, and Native Americans.
the causes of the Civil War and compare the warís impact on the North,
South, and West.
the transformation of labor relations in the North and South in the
Roy Rosenzweig, et.al., Who Built America? Working People
and the Nationís History, vol. 1, 3rd ed., Boston:
Bedford/St. Martinís, 2008.
The textbook is available in the Harbor College Bookstore.
Copies are also on reserve in the Harbor College Library. Students
should also purchase 3 multiple choice-essay forms for the examinations.
Regular and prompt attendance in class is required. Students not in
class when the roll is taken will be counted absent. More than two
unexcused absences could result in a lowering of the grade or a
studentís being dropped from the class. It is important to eliminate as
many distractions as possible and to create a class environment in which
every student can learn. Please bring your textbook to class each day,
mute your cell phones, and do not text in class.
In the first six weeks of
the class all students are required to attend a short conference with
the instructor to discuss individual progress in the course. The
conference may be scheduled during instructor office hours or at another
more convenient time. (10 pts.)
Etudes Textbook Tools:
http://myetudes.org In the first week of the class
you should purchase the textbook.
If you need help
paying for books and other college expenses, call the Financial Aid
Office at 310-233-4320 in the Student Services/ Administration
Building-AD125or contact http:www.lahc.edu/finaid
Also go to
www.ellenjoiner.com and listen to Analyzing Primary Sources at Week
1 on the schedule. If you are unable to purchase the text during the
first week use the book that is on reserve in the Library. After looking
through the text and listening to Analyzing Primary Sources, take the
Textbook Tools quiz at Etudes to familiarize yourself with the
organization of the text and to insure that you know how to use it
effectively in the course. To access Etudes go to myetudes.org. User
ID is the first two letters of your first name + the first two letters
of your last name + the last 5 numbers of your student ID number.
Password is month and day of birth (two digits each). Please be sure to
use lower case.
Each chapter of Who Built America? has an accompanying Module
that lists important identifications and terms for the chapter. The
Modules work as a study guide to help you read through the text and to
help you prepare for the exams. No written work
is required for the Modules.
Each chapter in your text has an accompanying practice test to help you
review the material that you have been assigned. After completing your
reading assignment you should complete the multiple choice test at
Etudes and submit it. The practice tests are not timed so you can take
as much time as you need. Your test scores will count toward your final
point total and your final grade so it is important that you complete
the tests each week and on time.
Exams will be administered in class. The exams will be based on text
reading, class discussion, vocabulary, and chronology. The three exams
will be a combination of matching, true/false, and chronology. (50
essays that evaluate assigned primary sources are also required for the
class. Each essay submission must include an outline, thesis statement,
the essay, and a works cited page (Chicago Style). All total each essay
will be at least five pages of material (one page outline, three page
essay, one page work cited). Essay assignments must be handed in to
turnitin.com on the due date. Late essays will automatically lose five
points. (40 pts. each)
If you have a learning disability please let me know immediately so that
you may receive appropriate assistance to help you succeed in the
grade in History 81 will be based on the points earned from the Textbook
Tools quiz, the instructor conference, the Etudes practice tests,
examinations, and essays. The total points will be calculated on a
percentage basis of the total number of possible points. 90% of total
points will be an A, 80%=B, 70%=C, 60%=D.