Class Schedule

(Updated: August 12, 2017)

 

Class: History 1017: United States History to 1877

Instructor: Dave Bush

Semester: Fall 2017

College: College of the Siskiyous

Online Platform: Canvas

 

Listed below are the important dates for the term including all assignment due dates.

Module web pages and assignments will open and close on the dates listed. Work opens at 12:01 a.m. on the start date and closes at 11:59 p.m. on the due date. Work must be submitted between these times. Most work, excluding the test, will be accepted late for up to twenty-four hours after the due date; beyond that, work will not be accepted late. My advice, submit work far in advance of the due date, so if something goes wrong in the last day or two, the work will already have been submitted.

Regarding the discussion boards, a minimum of three posts are required each week (Monday through Sunday), each post must be made on a different day, and at least one post must be made by Wednesday night. One post per module must be based on one of the assigned online films. (Of course, more than one post per day and more than three posts per week may be made.)

See the Syllabus and other documents in the Important Class Information (ICI) module for additional information on the discussions, quizzes, written assignments, test and much more.

I have listed the drop dates on the schedule. Confirm these dates with the Admissions Office.

Print this Class Schedule, and keep an eye on the dates.

START

DATE

ASSIGNMENTS

Begin each module by reading the module's introduction page.

DUE

DATE

Start of Class Assignments
August 29 (Tuesday)

First Day of Class

Welcome!

August 29

Important Class Information Module

Read and study the documents in the Important Class Information Module, and follow the instructions you find there. Take the Important Class Information (ICI) quiz. You must take this quiz to remain in the class.

September 1 (Friday)

August 29

Add Codes

Add codes will be issued only during these dates and only if there is enough room in the class for additional students.

September 6 (Wednesday)
 

Instructor's Drop Day

Anyone who has not taken the Important Class Information quiz BEFORE this day will be dropped from the class. No matter what reason a person has for not completing the quiz (adding the class late, a family emergency, a stolen computer, having trouble adding the class because of a problem with the A&R Office and so on) she or he will be dropped.

September 8 (Friday)
  Last day to drop class without a grade.
September 18
Module 1: History Lab
August 29

See the History Lab Module for more details including a History Lab Schedule.

December 12

September 2 (Saturday)
Holiday

Labor Day Weekend

September 4 (Monday)
Module 2: Contact and Colonization to Independence (Pre-1492 to 1780s)
September 5 (Tuesday)

Out of Many, 8th Edition: Chapter 1.

There is one ten-question quiz covering Chapter 1.

September 9

September 11

Out of Many, 8th Edition: Chapters 2 and 3.

There is just one ten-question quiz covering Chapters 2 and 3.

September 16

September 18

Out of Many, 8th Edition: Chapters 4 and 5.

There is just one ten-question quiz covering Chapters 4 and 5.

September 23
September 25

Out of Many, 8th Edition: Chapters 6 and 7.

There is just one ten-question quiz covering Chapters 6 and 7.

(I encourage you to start reading Every Home a Distillery this week.)

September 30
Book Analysis I: Every Home a Distillery: Alcohol, Gender, and Technology in the Colonial Chesapeake
October 2

Every Home: Read the Introduction through the Chapter 4.

There is one ten-question quiz covering the Introduction through the Chapter 4.

October 7
October 9

Every Home: Read Chapter 5 and the Conclusion.

There is one ten-question quiz covering Chapter 5 through the Conclusion.

October 14

Midterm Discussion Assessment (MDA)

October 16
This assessment covers discussion board posts made before the MDA opened.  You will need to cut and paste some of your posts for this assessment.  See the MDA Introduction page for details.
October 17 (Tuesday)

MDA Related Drops

Students who have not submitted the MDA will be dropped.

October 19 (Thursday)
Module 3: New Republic to Democracy and the Growth of Competing Labor Systems (1780s to 1840s)
October 18 (Wednesday)

Out of Many, 8th Edition: Chapters 8 and 9.

There is no quiz this week.

October 21
October 23

Out of Many, 8th Edition: Chapters 10 and 11.

There is one ten-question quiz covering both Chapters 10 and 11.

October 28
October 30

Out of Many, 8th Edition: Chapters 12 and 13.

There is one ten-question quiz covering both Chapters 12 and 13.

November 4
Book Analysis II: Glorious Victory: Andrew Jackson and the Battle of New Orleans
November 6
Glorious Victory: Read the Prologue through Chapter 4.

There is one ten-question quiz covering the Prologue through Chapter 4.

November 9

May be turned in late through Sunday, November 12.

November 10
Holiday

Veteran's Day Weekend

November 12
  Last day to drop class with a "W."
November 17
November 13
Glorious Victory: Read Chapter 5 through the Epilogue.

There is one ten-question quizzes covering Chapter 5 through the Epilogue.

I strongly encourage you to begin working on the essay this week.

Quiz Due: November 18

Last day to post in the Glorious Victory forum is November 19.

Glorious Victory

The essay covering the whole book due.

Essay Due November 21 (Tuesday)
Module 4: US Expansion, Division, Civil War, and Reconstruction (1840s to 1877)
November 20

Out of Many, 8th Edition: Chapter 14.

There is one ten-question quiz covering Chapter 14.

At least two posts are required this week in the Module 4 forum.

November 22
November 23

Thanksgiving Break

November 26
November 27

Out of Many, 8th Edition: Chapter 15 and 16.

There is one ten-question quiz covering Chapter 15 and 16.

December 2

December 3 is the last day to make Module 4 forum posts.

End of Class Assignments
December 4

Out of Many, 8th Edition: Chapter 17.

Also, review Out of Many, 8th Edition: Chapter 1-17.

There is no quiz or posts due this week.

December 9
December 4

Final Discussion Assessment (FDA)

This assessment covers discussion board posts made after the MDA opened.  You will need to cut and paste some of your posts for this assessment.  See the
FDA Introduction page for details.

December 5 (Tuesday)
December 6 (Wednesday)

Anonymous Class Evaluation

See this module's introduction page for details.

December 11 (Monday)
December 11

Test

See the Test Introduction page for more details.

December 12 (Tuesday)

Last Day of Class & Course Grades Posted

Log in to the class and look at your grade. If you have any last minute concerns, email me immediately.

December 14 (Thursday)

Grades Sent to Admissions and Records

  • Course grades will be sent to the Admissions Office at 9:00 a.m.; at this point, grades are set in stone.
  • The class website will close after grades are submitted to A&R.
December 15 (Friday)

The Class Schedule is subject to change.