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Course Number: Palm Beach State College Course Syllabus – ELearning Online Class General Class and Course Information
PalmBeachStateCollege
CourseSyllabus–ELearningOnlineClass
GeneralClassandCourseInformation
CourseNumber:AMH2010 CourseTitle:UnitedStatesHistoryTo1865(AA)
Term/Dates:08-23-2016-12-19-2016
ReferenceNumber:215694
CreditHours:3
Days: Time:ONLINE
Room: CourseDescription:ExaminestheextensionofEuropeancultureintotheWesternHemisphere,thegrowthand
developmentofthe13EnglishcoloniesandintensivestudyoftheConstitutionoftheUnitedStatesandtheearly
nationalperiodoftheUnitedStatestotheendoftheCivilWar.Requiresademonstrationofcomputerapplication.
DistanceLearningClassInformation
ThiscourseistakencompletelyontheInternetwithoutattendingaclassroomoncampus.Somecoursesmayrequire
studentstotakeexamination(s)inaproctoredlabsetting.Beforeyoudecidetotakethecourseviaonlinedelivery,itis
recommendedthatyou:
Visit–http://www.palmbeachstate.edu/elearning/online
toobtainDetailedFacts&Informationabout
BlackboardAccess
ü AccesstoyourOnlineCourseisAVAILABLEeachtermontheFIRSTDAYOFCLASSES
ü AccesstoyourOnlineCoursewillNOTBEAVAILABLEunlessthecoursetuitionisFULLYPAID
BlackboardOrientations
ü HowtoRegisterfortheFreeOnlineOrientationCourse:ELO1000
ü Where/WhentoAttendOn-CampusOrientation
BlackboardTips&Tutorials
ü HowtoEnsureyourComputerisCompatible
ü EnsureyouUnderstandExaminationandAssignmentRules
ü LearntheFunctionsofBlackboard
ThenProceedTo–https://palmbeachstate.blackboard.com
toLogintoyourCourse(notavailablebeforethefirstdayofclass)usingthesame
USERNAMEandPASSWORDyouusedtoregisterforclasses.
ForAdditionalInformationandNoticesVisit–http://www.palmbeachstate.edu/elearning
GordonRuleClass
ThisclasshasbeendesignatedasaGordonRuleclassforwriting.Thismeansthatthecoursehassignificantwriting
requirements.Pleaseseethewebpageat:
http://www.palmbeachstate.edu/learningoutcomes/Documents/Gordon_Rule_Statement_Student.pdf
Professor’sInformation
Name:ProfessorLoriBenilous
OfficeLocation:N/A
Telephone: Email:[email protected]eachstate.edu
FacultyWebPage:
OfficeHours: https://www.palmbeachstate.edu/faculty/index.asp?id=beniloul
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InformationonREQUIREDTextbooks:
Title
Edition Author
TheUnfinishedNation:AConcise
HistoryoftheAmericanPeople.
Vol1
7thEd
Brinkley,Alan
Publisher
ISBN
McGraw-Hill
ISBN:
9781259754838
OtherInformationonTextbooksandMaterialsneededforclass:
CourseLearningOutcomes:Asaresultoftakingthiscourse,thestudentwillbeableto:
Discusstheevolutionofthenation'spoliticalinstitutions(withparticularattentiontotheConstitution)andtheir
responsetochangingcircumstances,expectations,prominentfiguresandevents.
SurveythegrowthofAmerica'sroleintheworld.
DiscussthedevelopmentoftheAmericaneconomyfromagrarianbeginningstoindustrialization.
AnalyzewaysinwhichtheAmericanpeoplehavelivedincludingculturalandsocialarrangements;theimpactof
socioeconomicchange;andtheinteractionofgroupsdividedbyclass,race,ethnicity,religion,gender,andregion.
PromoteintelligentdiscussionandexaminationofAmericanHistoryinordertoformjudgmentsandopinionsapplicable
tothepresentandthefuture.
FullCourseOutline-Clickonthefollowinglink:CourseOutlinesandenterthecoursenumber(nospacebetweenthe
prefixandthenumber).
ClassInformation
ThiscoursewillguidethestudentintheendeavoroflearningaboutU.S.historyfromthedaysof
explorationtotheyear1865.Itwillconsistofweeklyquizzes,periodictests,discussionboardsandarticle
reviewassignments.ItisincrediblyimportantthatstudentsfaithfullylogontoourBlackboardassignments
andcompleteassignmentsinatimelymanner.
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AcademicDishonestyPolicyandPenaltyforViolation:
PleaserefertotheStudentHandbook:http://www.palmbeachstate.edu/catalog/studenthandbook/default.aspx
Pleasenotethatifastudentisfoundtohavetakenpassages,websites,otherstudentsoranyothersourceswithout
properlyparaphrasingand/orusingA.P.A./M.L.A.intextcitationsandreferencesheetreferenceswillbeawardeda
zeroforthatDiscussionBoardassignment.
Assignments,Tests,QuizzesandFinalExamSchedule,withpercentage/pointsofgrade:
PleaseseetheCourseCalendarwhichislocatedunderCourseTools.StudentswillbegivenfourOrientationAssignments
(StudentIntroductionworth10points,OrientationQuizworth10points,UploadaFile,worth10points,andE-Mailthe
Professorworth10points)whichtotal40points,fifteenquizzesthroughoutthesemesterwitheachquizworthtwenty
pointsforatotalof300pointsand5discussionboardassignmentseachworth60pointsforatotalof300points.Test
#1willcoverChapters1-5andwillbeworth100points.Test#2willcoverChapters6-10andwillbeworth100points.
Test#3(FinalExam)willcoverChapters11-14andwillbeworth160points.
Grading:
LetterGrade
A
B
C
D
F
P
N
S
U
Points
900-1000
800-899
700-799
600-699
0-599
Percentage(ifapplicable)
90-100
80-89
70-79
60-69
0-59
ClassPolicies
Attendance:Professorsarerequiredtotakeattendance.
Attendanceisbasedonthecompletionofassignements.Therewillbeweeklyassignmentsthroughoutthesemester.
Pleasenotethatmissingassignmentwillnotonlyresultinazerograde,butwillcountasaclassabsence.Pleasenote
thatIdonotwithdrawstudents.
ElectronicDeviceUseandEmailPolicy:
Pleasee-mailviaBlackboard.OnlyusemyPalmBeachStateCollegee-mailaddressinthecasethatBlackboardisdown.
LateAssignmentPolicy:
Idonotwithdrawstudents. Make-upExamPolicy:
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WithdrawalPolicy:
Idonotwithdrawstudents. Other:
Itistheinstructor’shopethatthestudentwillcompleteanyassignmenttothebestofhis/herabilitydespitethe
student’sopinionofhistorybeforetakingthiscourse.Theinstructorunderstandsthathistoryisnoteveryone’sstrong
suit,butexpectsthestudenttowanttobesuccessfulinthiscourseandalsowantsthestudenttoexitthiscoursehaving
eitheranewfoundrespectforhistoryoradeeperrespectforthesubject.Itistheinstructor’sgoaltoshowthestudents
thathistoryisnotjustsimplythememorizationofnamesanddates,however,acollectionofinterestingpeopleand
eventsthatneedtobeanalyzedifsocietyistolearnfromhistory’slessonsinmakingandcorrectingthemistakesof
today.Theworkofatrulydedicatedinstructorofhistoryistopresenttheeventsofthepastinanenthusiasticandina
life-likestyleinordertopassonanunderstandingofhowoursocietygottowhereitistoday.
"Somemenseethingsastheyareandsaywhy.
Idreamthingsthatneverwereandsaywhynot."
GeorgeBernardShaw
CollegePoliciesandWebInformation
AcademicDishonesty
Academicdishonestyincludesthefollowingactions,aswellasothersimilarconductaimedatmakingfalserepresentationwith
respecttothestudent'sacademicperformance:
(1)Cheatingonanexam,(2)Collaboratingwithothersonworktobepresented,ifcontrarytothestatedrulesofthecourse,
(3)Submitting,ifcontrarytotherulesofthecourse,workpreviouslysubmittedinanothercourse,(4)Knowinglyandintentionally
assistinganotherstudentinanyoftheaboveactions,includingassistanceinanarrangementwherebywork,classroom
performance,examination,orotheractivityissubmittedorperformedbyapersonotherthatthestudentunderwhosenamethe
workissubmittedorperformed,(5)Plagiarism.
PleaserefertothePalmBeachStateCollegeStudentHandbook(www.palmbeachstate.edu/currentforlinktothestudent
handbook).
ClassroomEtiquetteandStudentBehaviorGuidelines
Studentswilldemonstraterespectforprofessorsandfellowstudents.Behaviorthatisdisruptivetoapositivelearningenvironment
reportedbytheprofessorwillresultinawarningonthefirstinstance;thesecondinstancemightresultinexpulsionfromthecourse
orcampus.
ComputerCompetencyComponent
Eachstudentwill,tothesatisfactionoftheprofessor,demonstrateafundamentalunderstandingofbasiccomputeroperations
throughvariousprofessor-determinedexercisesand/orassignments.
DisabilitySupportServices
Studentswithdisabilitiesareadvised,incompliancewithfederalandstatelaws,thataccommodationsandservicesareavailable
throughtheofficeofDisabilitySupportServices(DSS).Itisthestudent'sresponsibilitytocontactDisabledStudentServicesAdvisors
andtosubmitappropriatedocumentationpriortoreceivingservices.Pleaseseethewebsiteatwww.palmbeachstate.edu/current
forwebaddressforDisabilitySupportServices.
Eating,DrinkingandSmoking
Eatinganddrinkingareconfinedtoareasdesignatedonthecampus.SmokingisnotpermittedinanyCollegebuildingandonlyin
areasdesignatedateachcampus.
FinalCourseGradeAppeal
Theevaluationofacademicworkistheresponsibilityofthefacultymember/instructor.Themethodforassigningthefinalcourse
gradeisestablishedbythefacultymember/instructor.PerBoardRule6Hx-18-3.191,faculty/instructorsshallcommunicatethe
gradingpolicyofthecoursetotheirstudentsinwriting.Ifthispolicychangesduringtheterm,studentsshouldbenotifiedofany
changesinwriting.Themethodtodeterminefinalcoursegradesmustbegiventostudentsinacoursesyllabusatthebeginningof
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theclass.Shouldastudenthaveaquestionaboutafinalcoursegrade,pleasefollowtheproceduresasoutlinedinthestudent
handbook:www.palmbeachstate.edu/current.
Mid-TermGradeReporting
Withinoneweekafterthecloseofthemid-termgradingperiod,mid-termgradeswillbemadeavailabletoallstudentsforeach
classbyeitherwrittennotificationorindividualconference.
StudentResponsibilityPolicy
WhenastudentattendstheCollege,s/hebecomessubjecttoitsjurisdiction.Studentsareexpectedtoconductthemselvesina
responsiblemanner,inallareasofcampuslife.Byenrolling,theypledgetoobeytherulesandregulationsoftheCollegeandare
responsibleforobservingallCollegepoliciesandproceduresaspublishedinthestudenthandbook,theCollegecatalogandother
Collegepublications.Thestudentwillberesponsibleforpreparingforclass,participatinginclass,andcompletingassignmentson
time.
PalmBeachStateWebsitesofInterest
Pleaseseethiswebpage(www.palmbeachstate.edu/current)foralistofwebaddressesforstudents.
WithdrawalPolicyforIndividualCourses
th
ThelastdaytowithdrawfromaCollegecoursewitha"W"gradeinthiscourseis(November4 ,2016).Itistheresponsibilityofthe
studenttousethePantherWebsystemorvisitacampusRegistrar’sofficetowithdraw.Anofficialwithdrawalentitlesthestudent
toagradeof"W"intheclass.
DistanceLearningRequirements
ComputerSystems
YourcomputersystemresourcesmustbecompatiblewiththeLearningManagementSystem(LMS)usedtodeliver/managecourse
content.SystemCheck(analysis)isprovidedonthecourseloginpageathttps://palmbeachstate.blackboard.com.Yourcomputer
needstobeconfiguredperrecommendedsettings.Failuretodosogenerallyresultsintestsubmissionandotherparticipative
actionerrors.Thesetypesoferrorsaregenerallynotacceptedasanexcuseformissedsubmissions.
SLCComputerLab
Ifstudentsdonothaveaccesstoacomputerathome,theSLCComputerLabataPalmBeachStatecampuscanbeusedtocomplete
courseassignments.VisittheSLCComputerLabwebpageathttp://www.palmbeachstate.edu/slcforlocationandhours.
StudentComputer&LearningManagementSystemSkills
Studentsneedtopossessbasicweb-browsingskillsandneedtolearnthefunctionsoftheLearningManagementSystem(LMS).
OnlinevideotutorialsareprovidedforallmajorLMSfunctionsandcanbeaccessedfromtheonlineclassroomordirectlyat
http://www.palmbeachstate.edu/elearning/resources
CourseLogin
Coursesbecomeaccessibleonthefirstdayofclassandtuitionmustbefullypaidtoobtainaccess.IfthisisyourfirstPBSConline
course,reviewtheCourseAccessFacts&Informationathttp://www.palmbeachstate.edu/elearning/onlinebeforeattemptingto
logintoyourcourse--informationonhowtochangeyourpasswordandsolvingotherloginrelatedissuesisprovidedonthispage.
LoginPage:https://palmbeachstate.blackboard.com
Username:YourPBSCStudentID
Password:YourPBSCPassword(mustbe6characters)
OnlineTextbookPurchase
Thetextbook(s)canbepurchasedatthePBSCCampusBookstoreoronlineathttp://www.efollett.com.
OnlineCourseAssistance
Forassistance,contactyour:
o Professor--withCourseInstructionalContent(assignment/testavailabilitydates,courseinstructions,etc.)issues.
o StudentHelpdesk--withUsername/Password&GeneralAccessissues.Call561-868-4000.
o Bl[email protected]palmbeachstate.edu.
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DepartmentContactInformation
Name:Dr.VictorAikhionbare
Telephone:561-868-3336
JobTitle:DepartmentChair
OfficeLocation:SS209
Email:[email protected]
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