INSTRUCTIONS – START HERE:
THE SEMESTER’S WORKLOAD
ALL WORK MUST BE TYPED. All papers and discussions (except classroom questions / notes) will be sent in to the Blackboard shell for your class. Each Modesto Junior College student has access to the Blackboard through the MJC / Pirate’s Net Homepage. Keep copies of all your work. Students will receive periodic feedback on their work through Blackboard.
IF YOU CARE ABOUT YOUR GRADE, KEEP TRACK OF IT YOURSELF – number your work!
WEEKLY HOMEWORK (due each week)
A - Discussion Question: due weekly - This means discussion is a percentage of your grade. Each week you are responsible for sending me a question about History into Blackboard. It may be about the readings / video assigned. But, it may also be about anything historical that you were interested in. At the beginning of the first class of the week, I will bring up Blackboard in class and answer your question. These are worth 20 points each.
B – Professor’s Choice Essay. I will select a topic or topics for a five (5) paragraph analytical essay on readings from the first section of class. Instructions are posted in the syllabus/calendar. The essay is due into Blackboard the end of week #4. We will review the week prior to due date.
C – Social Justice Student Choice Project. Each student will propose a Social Justice / Community Service project. One-paragraph proposals are due week #8. Project completion must be by semester’s end – week 15.
D – Student Choice Essay/Video. Students will select either the option of doing an eight-to-ten minute video (with caption), or an essay on a topic of student choice. Either must take a position on a historical person, event or phenomenon.
E – Course Learning Objectives Project. This will be done using a form called an Annotated Bibliography. By the end of the semester, you should have completed one (1) Annotated Bibliography sheet for each CLO.
A through E @ 200 ea = 1000 possible points
100 point Final Discussion: We will have a Final Discussion during Finals week. The Topic is listed in the Syllabus – although this is subject to change and modification by the class during the course of the semester. This is worth 100 points extra credit.
SPRING 2016 Course Syllabi Links
History 101 - sections 4008 & 6756 - U.S. History through 1877.
History 106 – section 5677 – World Civilizations through 1648.
History 119 – section 5681 – Social & Cultural United States since 1900
History 155 – section 5682 & 5683 – African Americans since 1900.
Social Sciences 154 – section 3903 – Movies With a Message.
Course Outlines of Record
A NOTE ON READING: Your performance relating to weekly reading is directly linked to your success with course assignments. If you do not read the course material you will not succeed on the writing, testing, or discussion/participation levels.
B –Remember: you also have access to many Student Support Services, such as the Tutorial Center. The Library & Learning Center has resources that can make or break an assignment. The Writing Center is open, as is the Office Administration Center -- all of these counts towards helping with your success. ONLY YOU can access them!