Summarize chronologically the administrations of Truman, Eisenhower, Kennedy, Johnson, Nixon, Ford, and Carter
I need a topic that falls within the 1945-1980 decades. I was thinking of doing something on Watergate but am open to better ideas. Each student researches a topic that falls within the scope of the class (1945-1980), formulates a well-defined thesis, and writes a thesis paper. The paper is to be six to ten pages. Specific evidence must be provided in the paper to support the thesis. The paper is to exhibit college-level critical thinking and writing. The paper is to be in MLA format, including in-text cites and corresponding Works Cited cites. Proper documentation of all quotations (which should be used sparingly), ideas, facts, information, data, opinions, or other material from a source is a critical requirement of this assignment. See the Rubric on Page 6 of this Syllabus for additional grading criteria on this paper.
In this course, students explore the significant events in American history from World War II to 1980 and the impact of these events on the present. Course content focuses on foreign and domestic policy, social and cultural change, politics, and the economy. (3 credits)
After completing this course, students should be able to
• Summarize chronologically the administrations of Truman, Eisenhower, Kennedy, Johnson, Nixon, Ford, and Carter
• Analyze the effects of the Cold War on American foreign and domestic policy
• Analyze cultural changes in the U.S. from 1945 to 1980 and the effects on American domestic and foreign policy
• Examine significant events and movements such as the Berlin Airlift, the Korean War, the Civil Rights Movement, the Vietnam War, Watergate, and the Energy Crisis
• Synthesize interview and research techniques to prepare a group presentation
• Combine research techniques and writing skills to prepare a research paper
Schaller, Michael, Robert D. Schulzinger, and Karen Anderson.Present Tense: The United States Since 1945. 3rd ed. Boston: Houghton Mifflin Co., 2004. Print.
Assignments (40 points Weekly = 200 total points)(SEE RUBRIC IN MOODLE)
Assignments are due in all classes (1-5).These are individual assignments and must be completed and submitted within Moodle and cannot be emailed. The content is a major consideration for grading, but grammar, mechanics, and spelling are also evaluated. There are a total of 5 individualassignments due (one submission each of the 5weeks). Submissions include Multiple Choice, Fill-in-the Blank, Short Answer, and Matching. Answers will be found within the text, the PowerPoint presentations I have included, or on the Internet. Feel free to NOT restrict yourself to just the text; history is all about having a COMPLETE picture of an event, not just one aspect of it.
Discussion Boards (Points awarded for weeks 1-5 (24 points each night)=120 total points)
Student comprehension of the material in this course will be expanded by discussion with peers and Instructor. Each of the 5 weeks will provide opportunities for students to discuss reading material and/or related topics. Think of a conversation you might have with peers outside the classroom of an on-ground course. Students will be graded on the QUALITY of post (“I agree” or its equivalent, comments not relating to subject matter, or similar-type posts will not count as a post towards the student’s grade), not necessarily on the QUANTITY. ONLY POSTS MADE DURING THAT WEEK WILL BE COUNTED—ANY EARLY OR LATE POSTS WILL BE IGNORED AS PART OF THE GRADE FOR THAT WEEK.(POINTS AWARDED EACH WEEK)
Research Paper (80 total points)(SEE RUBRIC AT END OF SYLLABUS)
This is a Taskstream assignment. Your final grade will not be posted
until you submit this assignment through Taskstream.
Each student researches a topic that falls within the scope of the class (1945-1980), formulates a well-defined thesis, and writes a thesis paper. The paper is to be six to ten pages. Specific evidence must be provided in the paper to support the thesis. The paper is to exhibit college-level critical thinking and writing. The paper is to be in MLA format, including in-text cites and corresponding Works Cited cites. Proper documentation of all quotations (which should be used sparingly), ideas, facts, information, data, opinions, or other material from a source is a critical requirement of this assignment.See the Rubricon Page 6of this Syllabus for additional grading criteria on this paper.This is a Taskstream assignment. Your final grade will not be posted until you submit this assignment through Taskstream.
All written assignments in this course should exhibit college-level skills appropriate for the level of study in grammar and mechanics. In addition to being typed and double-spaced with one-inch margins all around, your papers must follow MLA format. Cite in-text sources in parenthetical format, and include a complete works-cited list at the end of your paper. Refer to AWriter’s Referenceor the MLA Formatting & Style Guidefor more information. These aspects of the written work will represent a portion of your grade.
(360-400) points 90-100% A Weekly Assignments (40 x 5 weeks) = 200
(320-359) points 80-89%% B
(280-319) points 70-79% C Formal Research paper (1 x 80)= 80
(240-279) points 60-69% D
(0-239) points 59% and below F Group Discussions (24 x 5 wks) = 120
Total = 400 pts
Week Assignment Due Date Points Estimated Time-on-Task
Week 1: 8/24 – 8/30
Read Chapters 1 & 2
#1 Individual Assignment
Discussion Board #1
View related documents for Week One in Moodle: PowerPoint, Slideshows, and Videos 8/30
— Reading: 8 hrs
Assn: 4 hrs.
Disc.: 2 hrs.
Activities: 6 hrs.
Week 2: 8/31 – 9/06
Read Chapters 3 & 4
#2 Individual Assignment
Discussion Board #2
View related documents for Week Two in Moodle: PowerPoint, Slideshows, and Videos 9/6
— Reading: 8 hrs.
Assn: 4 hrs.
Disc.: 2 hrs.
Activities: 6 hrs.
Week 3: 9/7 – 9/13
Read Chapters 5,6 & 7
#3 Individual Assignment
Discussion Board #3
View related documents for Week Three in Moodle: PowerPoint, Slideshows, and Videos 9/13
— Reading: 12 hrs.
Assn: 6 hrs.
Disc.: 4 hrs.
Activities: 5 hrs.
Week 4: 9/14 – 9/20
Read Chapters 8 & 9
#4 Individual Assignment
Discussion Board #4
View related documents for Week Four in Moodle: PowerPoint, Slideshows, and Videos 9/20
— Reading: 8 hrs.
Assn: 4 hrs.
Disc: 2 hrs.
Activities: 6 hrs.
Week 5: 9/21 –9/27 Read Chapters 10 & 11
Formal Research Paper DUE!!!
#5 Individual Assignment
Discussion Board #5
View related documents for Week Five in Moodle: PowerPoint, Slideshows, and Videos
Please Complete End-of-Course Survey: https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/2014-15SPGSEOC
— Reading: 8 hrs
Paper: 24 hrs.
Assn: 4 hrs.
Disc: 2 hrs.
Activities: 3 hrs.
Total Points = 400 Total Hours: 126
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HI 231Research Paper
Measures AAB Program Learning Outcome 6: Employ research skills using technologies and credible resources
0 – 6.9 Basic
7.0 – 7.9 Proficient
8.0 – 8.9 Distinguished
9.0 – 10.0 Score
1. Understanding of Key Issues Topic and key issues are unclear.
Textbook theory and/or application is lacking. Final product lacks orientation to issues, timeliness of data, and/or accuracy of information.
Topic lacks relevancy or appropriatness for the assignment. Key issues within the topic are defined but with some confusion.
Textbook theory and application is presented.Final product lacks orientation to issues, timeliness of data, and/or accuracy of information.
Topic is mostly relevant and appropriate for the assignment. Key issues within the topic are defined.
The synthesis of textbook theory and practical application is presented.Final product demonstrates orientation to issues, timeliness of data, and accuracy of information.
Topic is relevant and appropriate for the assignment. Key issues within the topic are clearly and logically defined.
The synthesis of textbook theory and practical application is clearly presented.Final product demonstrates orientation to issues, timeliness of data, and accuracy of information.
2. Clarity of Discussion Comprehension, accuracy or critical thinkingare missing.Subject analysis is missing. Context of paper is unclear and irrelevant.
Content lacks one or more of the following: comprehension, accuracy or critical thinking. Subject analysis does not addresses all elements of the assignment. Some context of paper is unclear orirrelevant.
Content is mostly comprehensive, accurate, and exhibits college-level critical thinking.Subject analysis isalmost complete and addresses most elements of the assignment.Context of paper is clear and relevant.
Content is comprehensive, accurate, and exhibits college-level critical thinking.Subject analysis is complete and addresses all elements of the assignment.Context of paper is clear and relevant.
3. Readability and Style
Student’s communication is unsatisfactory. Sentences and paragraphs are confusing and are not logical. The flow pattern is erratic and not maintained throughout the paper. The tone is inappropriate for the assignment. The conclusion is not discernible. Student’s communication is basic with sentences and paragraphs that need some work with clarity or logic. The paper has some flow throughout the paper; the tone meets the requirements of the assignment. The concluding paragraph is provided but ineffective in some way. Student communicates proficiently with sentences and paragraphs that are mostly clear and logical and maintain the flow throughout the paper. The tone is mostly appropriate for the assignment. The conclusion summarizes the main points and adequately closes the essay. Student communication is distinguished with sentences and paragraphs that are clear and logical and maintain the flow throughout the paper. The tone is appropriate for the assignment. The conclusion summarizes the main points and brings the essay to a compelling end.
4. Credible Sources and Research Skills Textbook references and other sources are missing. Sources cited lack relevance to the positions taken by the writer. References from the textbook and other sources are not properly cited. Thoughtful decision is lacking in choice of sources. References from the textbook and other credible sources are cited. Thoughtful decisions are evident in the choice of sources. Specific references from the textbook and other credible sources are properly cited. Thoughtful decisions are evident in the choice of sources.
5. MLA Format and technologies The essay has four or more MLA errors. Works Cited does not show that technologies such as library databases are used. The essay has fewer than four MLA errors. Works Cited does not show that technologies such as library databases are used. The essay has fewer than two MLA errors. Works Cited shows that technologies such as library databases are used.
The essay conforms to MLA formatting and complies with MLA requirements. Works Cited shows that technologies such as library databases are used.
6. Conventions Proofreading is not evident. The essay contains errors in spelling, punctuation, and grammar (9+ per page). Proofreading is not thorough. The essay contains errors in spelling, punctuation, and grammar (6 – 8 per page). Proofreading is not thorough. The essay contains errors in spelling, punctuation, and grammar (3 – 5 per page). Proofreading is evident. The essay contains minimal errors in spelling, punctuation, and grammar (0 – 2 per page).
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