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Course Number: Present (AA) Palm Beach State College Course Syllabus – Classroom Course
Palm Beach State College
Course Syllabus – Classroom Course
General Class and Course Information
Course Number: AMH2020
Course Title: United States History from 1865 to
Present (AA)
Term/Dates: Fall 2017
Reference Number: 215698
Credit Hours: 3
Time: 9:30AM-10:45AM
Room:SS 105
Course Description: A continuation of AMH2010, this course emphasizes the development of the United States into a
world power and the internal, economic, social, political and cultural movements and forces.
Gordon Rule Class
This class has been designated as a Gordon Rule class for writing. This means that the course has significant writing
requirements. Please see the web page at
Professor’s Information
Name: Omar Cuan
Telephone: 561-868-3329
Faculty Web Page:
Office Location: SS120
Email: [email protected]
Office Hours: To be announced
Information on REQUIRED Textbooks:
Unfinished Nation
(Special Edition for Palm Beach State
Supplementary Books/Materials
Brinkley, Alan
Other Information on Textbooks and Materials needed for class:
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Course Learning Outcomes: As a result of taking this course, the student will be able to:
Compare the evolution of the nation's political institutions and their response to changing circumstances, expectations,
prominent figures and events.
Survey the growth of America's role in the world.
Relate the development of the American economy from agrarian beginnings to industrialization and beyond.
Determine the ways in which the American people have lived including cultural and social arrangements; the impact of
socioeconomic change; and the interaction of groups divided by class, race, ethnicity, religion, gender, and region.
Participate in the intelligent discussion and examination of American History in order to form judgements and opinions
applicable to the present and the future.
Full Course Outline - Click on the following link: Course Outlines and enter the course number (no space between the
prefix and the number).
Class Information
The course may include a curve which will take affect when the course annotated outline is presented with a score of 0
or 10.
Written Assignment Requirements: The student will write an annotated outline with several main points
supported by subcategories. Students may use any accepted style. The assignment will be based on a pass or fail
basis. Students may present as many drafts as needed until accepted. Nonetheless, if the first draft is presented
on the last regular class meeting, before the final examination week, this will be considered the final draft.
You must pass the written assignment to pass the course. If the student has scored 70 or above in the multiple
choice examination portion of the course and has not successfully completed the outline a course grade of “I” or
incomplete will be issued. In this case the student will have the specified period issued by the college to
complete the assignment. If the student has earned a score of 69 or below within the combined scores of the
multiple examinations and has not successfully completed the written assignment, the lower grade will remain
as the permanent course grade.
Academic Dishonesty Policy and Penalty for Violation:
Cheating, plagiarism and any other form of misrepresentation are prohibited. In such cases the student will earn a zero
for the course. If caught cheating the students must surrender the exam immediately.
Assignments, Tests, Quizzes and Final Exam Schedule, with percentage/points of grade:
There will be three multiple choice examinations and an annotated outline for a total of 105 points.
Each point equals one percent of your grade as follows:
Test 1 30 points
Test 2 30 points
Test 3 35 points
Outline 10 points or 10%.
Speeches or oral presentations are not required. Yet the outline must be presented before the final examination week.
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Letter Grade
Percentage (if applicable)
Class Policies
Attendance: Professors are required to take attendance.
Students must attend all classes accordind to the regulations of PBSC. Still, the professor will determine the validity of all
excuses .
Electronic Device Use and Email Policy:
Electronic devices are allowed for safety and course work except durng exams.
Late Assignment Policy:
All assignments must be presented on time .
Make-up Exam Policy:
.1. The professor reserves the right to schedule all examinations.
2. Examinations are officially over when the students that arrived on time finish the test or when the class period ends,
whichever comes first. Once the examination period ends, students must present the examination to the professor
immediately or earn a score of zero or F.
3. The policy of the class is to allow make-up examinations under specific circumstances. All makeup examinations will
be in essay form. The professor reserves the right to average the test scores of students who have missed any
examination instead of a makeup test. Only documented medical emergencies, accidents or PBSC official activities will
be accepted as legitimate excuses for granting student’s makeup tests or averaging of test scores. The “curve” of grades,
if granted to the class, will not apply to students who have missed any test or assignment. The professor will determine
the validity of any document or excuse. All tests must be taken at the time scheduled for the class and makeup exams at
their time and place.
The professor reserves the right to curve the class as a whole.
All decisions regarding the academic performance of students outside the scope of the syllabus are subject to the
discretion of the professor
Withdrawal Policy:
No WX will be given after 60% of the course has elapsed. After 60% of the course has elapsed, no grade of W or WX or
audit can be given; Students will get a letter grade unless they withdraw from the college entirely. Still, the instructor
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reserves the right to issue a letter grade or a WX, depending on the situation. For withdrawal dates, please refer to the
College catalog or Web pages
Attendance may count when dealing with curves, borderline grades or appeals
College Policies and Web Information
Academic Dishonesty
Academic dishonesty includes the following actions, as well as other similar conduct aimed at making false representation with
respect to the student's academic performance:
(1) Cheating on an exam, (2) Collaborating with others on work to be presented, if contrary to the stated rules of the course,
(3) Submitting, if contrary to the rules of the course, work previously submitted in another course, (4) Knowingly and intentionally
assisting another student in any of the above actions, including assistance in an arrangement whereby work, classroom
performance, examination, or other activity is submitted or performed by a person other that the student under whose name the
work is submitted or performed, (5) Plagiarism.
Please refer to the Palm Beach State College Student Handbook (www.palmbeachstate.edu/current for link to the student
Classroom Etiquette and Student Behavior Guidelines
Students will demonstrate respect for professors and fellow students. Behavior that is disruptive to a positive learning environment
reported by the professor will result in a warning on the first instance; the second instance might result in expulsion from the course
or campus.
Computer Competency Component
Each student will, to the satisfaction of the professor, demonstrate a fundamental understanding of basic computer operations
through various professor-determined exercises and/or assignments.
Disability Support Services
Students with disabilities are advised, in compliance with federal and state laws, that accommodations and services are available
through the office of Disability Support Services (DSS). It is the student's responsibility to contact Disabled Student Services Advisors
and to submit appropriate documentation prior to receiving services. Please see the website at www.palmbeachstate.edu/current
for web address for Disability Support Services.
Eating, Drinking and Smoking
Eating and drinking are confined to areas designated on the campus. Smoking is not permitted in any College building and only in
areas designated at each campus.
Final Course Grade Appeal
The evaluation of academic work is the responsibility of the faculty member/instructor. The method for assigning the final course
grade is established by the faculty member/instructor. Per Board Rule 6Hx-18-3.191, faculty/instructors shall communicate the
grading policy of the course to their students in writing. If this policy changes during the term, students should be notified of any
changes in writing. The method to determine final course grades must be given to students in a course syllabus at the beginning of
the class. Should a student have a question about a final course grade, please follow the procedures as outlined in the student
handbook: www.palmbeachstate.edu/current.
Mid-Term Grade Reporting
Within one week after the close of the mid-term grading period, mid-term grades will be made available to all students for each
class by either written notification or individual conference.
Student Responsibility Policy
When a student attends the College, s/he becomes subject to its jurisdiction. Students are expected to conduct themselves in a
responsible manner, in all areas of campus life. By enrolling, they pledge to obey the rules and regulations of the College and are
responsible for observing all College policies and procedures as published in the student handbook, the College catalog and other
College publications. The student will be responsible for preparing for class, participating in class, and completing assignments on
Palm Beach State Websites of Interest
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Please see this web page (www.palmbeachstate.edu/current) for a list of web addresses for students.
Withdrawal Policy for Individual Courses
The last day to withdraw from a College course with a "W" grade in this course is 11/04/2016. It is the responsibility of the student
to use the PantherWeb system or visit a campus Registrar’s office to withdraw. An official withdrawal entitles the student
to a grade of "W" in the class.
Other Information from your Professor:
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Department Contact Information
Name: Susan Caldwell
Telephone: 561-868-3339
Job Title: Associate Dean
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Office Location: SS101.1
Email: [email protected]
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