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United States History II

Course Description

This is a survey of the social, political, economic, cultural, and intellectual history of the United States from the Civil War/Reconstruction era to the present. United States History II examines industrialization, immigration, world wars, the Great Depression, Cold War and post-Cold War eras. Themes that may be addressed in United States History II include: American culture, religion, civil and human rights, technological change, economic change, immigration and migration, urbanization and suburbanization, the expansion of the federal government, and the study of U.S. foreign policy. Prerequisites: Reading level 7 and Writing level 7 (3:3-0)

Textbooks/Material
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Student Learning Outcomes
CONTENT LEARNING OUTCOMES:
A. Create an argument through the use of historical evidence.
B. Analyze and interpret primary and secondary sources.
C. Analyze the effects of historical, social, political, economic, cultural, and global forces on this period of United States history.

GENERAL EDUCATION OUTCOMES:
A. CRITICAL THINKING: Students will develop habits of mind, allowing them to appreciate the processes by which scholars in various disciplines organize and evaluate data and use the methodologies of each discipline to understand the human experience.
B. COMMUNICATION SKILLS: Students will communicate ideas, express feelings and support conclusions effectively in written, oral, and visual formats.
C. PERSONAL RESPONSIBILITY: Students will develop habits of intellectual exploration, personal responsibility, and physical well-being.
D. SOCIAL RESPONSIBILITY: Students will demonstrate a global perspective toward issues of culture, society, and politics, environment, and sustainability.
Grade Range
A 90 - 100
B 80 - 89
C 70 - 79
D 60 - 69
F Below 60
FX F earned by excessive absences
Grade Formula
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Homework/Test Make-Up Policy
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Attendance Policy
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Classroom Participation Policy (optional)
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Classroom Etiquette
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Withdrawal Policy
Faculty will not drop students. Students starting college for the first time in fall 2007 or after may only receive six grades of W ( grade received from a course dropped after the census date) from all Texas public colleges and universities attended. Grades of W in developmental courses or courses taken while in high school will not count in the six grades of W. After six grades of W are received, students must receive grades of A, B, C, D, or F in all courses. There are other exemptions from the six-drop limit and students should consult with a Counselor/Educational Planner before they drop courses to determine these exemptions. Students receiving financial aid must get in touch with the Financial Aid Office before withdrawing from a course.
Repeat Rule
If a course is subject to the repeat rule, a student may take the course two times and pay the regular tuition. The third time, the student will be charged an additional $60.00 of tuition per credit hour for the third or subsequent time taken.
Honesty Statement
San Jacinto College students should exhibit honesty, integrity, and high standards in their academic work. Members of the college community benefit from an open and honest educational environment. Upholding academic integrity is the responsibility of everyone.

Refer to the Student Handbook Section: Policy on Cheating, Plagiarism, and Collusion.
Individual Responsibilities For Computing Resources
Protect your password and the use of your account. Do not let others use your account or password. Confidential information contained on various computers should not be shared with others.
Computer Security
A student with a college account is the logon-id owner. As the logon-id owner, the student is responsible for managing their password. The student is responsible for all actions and functions performed by their logon-id. A student who provides access to his/her computer logon-id is also providing access to student records, including transcripts and financial records.
Emergency Response
For immediate response to an emergency on campus San Jacinto College Police Department should be notified immediately by dialing extension 5555 or 281-476-9128.
Emergency Notification/College Closure
In the event the College needs to be closed for any situation, such as inclement weather, students and employees should check the College website at www.sanjac.edu or call (888) 845-5288 for the most immediate and current information. The College will also engage SJC AlertMe, which sends a voicemail, email, and/or text message to each student/employee who opts in. Students are responsible for any charges from their phone service provider associated with receiving voice or text messages. Official communications with students is through their San Jacinto College email account, and any emergency notifications will always be sent to students' San Jacinto College email addresses. The College will also contact local media but the most reliable, accurate and current information will also be found on the College website, via SJC AlertMe, or at the toll-free number listed above.
Disability Statement
If a student has a disability that may affect his or her ability to learn the material in this course, the student should get in touch with the Disabilities Services Counselor on the campus located in the Educational Planning and Counseling Centers:
Central Campus - 281-476-1888;
North Campus - 281-998-6150 Ext. 2317;
South Campus - 281-922-3444


Use Of Student Email
The College provides a free, official email account to all students to ensure efficient and secure communications between you and the College. Students will be required to use their college-issued email address to communicate with their instructors and all other college personnel, so it is easy to distinguish a student's email from spam. The College expects that students will utilize their college email addresses to send and receive communications with college personnel and will read email on a frequent and consistent basis. To activate your student email go to http://www.sanjac.edu/email and follow the instructions provided on the site.
Graduation Information
Upon completion of degree and/or certificate requirements, the student must apply for graduation for the credential to be awarded. There is no fee to apply for graduation. Confirm that all requirements for the degree or certificate are completed or in progress. Print a copy and bring it to the Educational Planning, Counseling and Completion Office. Submit a Request for Final Graduation Verification with the Degree Evaluation by (date). This date is provided by the individual instructor.