HIST152: U.S. History: Modern America
Section: E59     (eLearning)

About This Course


Semester and YearFall 2012 / (15 weeks): Aug 29, 2012 to Dec 20, 2012
(See "Getting Started" below for details about orientation)

Instructor(s)

Hendrik Booraem   Email: Hendrik.Booraem@bucks.edu
Phone: 215-968-8277

Course Credits

3 credits

Time Requirements

Plan a minimum of 6 - 9 hours per week for your coursework. While online learning courses provide flexibility in time, geography, and travel, the work required for successful completion is identical to that for the face-to-face course.   Your instructor may specify additional time requirements in the "Other information" field below or during your orientation.

Delivery Mode

eLearning:
Web-based course

Official College Course Description

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Student Characteristics

Open to self-motivated, self-disciplined students who can handle college-level work and study independently.

Instructor Provided Course Format

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Student Requirements

This course has the following requirements for students:
  • There are no special requirements for this course

Getting Started With This Course


Orientation(s)

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Accessing Your Course

Canvas (by Instructure)

Your course is using Canvas. If you are new to Canvas, please visit the Canvas Basics course space to become familiar with Canvas prior to the start of your course. No login is required to access this space.

You will be able to login to Canvas about two weeks prior to the start of your class. However, your course becomes available as of 1 AM on the official course start date.

Logging In

Log in to your Canvas course space at bucks.instructure.com

  • Username: Your username is the same for every system at Bucks.
  • Password: your Bucks Network password (used to log into any Bucks campus computer or to access any Bucks Library online database from off campus.)

If you do not know your Bucks Username, go to WebAdvisor. Select Account information (upper right hand corner of the screen) then select What's My User ID? and follow the prompts. You will need to provide your last name AND either your 7 digit student ID number OR your social security #. Your Bucks username will display on the screen.

Note: Students are uploaded to Canvas several times a day. If you registered late, you won't be able to access Canvas until the next upload takes place.


Purchasing Your Books and Other Course Materials

While you may purchase your books and other course materials from the provider of your choice (using the ISBN number available through the course's academic department where applicable to ensure the correct version), both the campus bookstore and our online bookstore, guarantee that they stock the correct version for your course.

Approximately 3 weeks prior to the start of the session you can use the link below to see the list of books that have been selected by your instructor. If you have any questions about the course materials listed, please contact your instructor or the academic department directly.

Click this link to see the book list for your course.


Other Information about the Course

This course covers the second half of U.S. history, from 1865 to the present. There are no quizzes or exams, but there is a short paper every week, 15 of them in all. The textbook is a fairly unusual one, chosen because it focuses on the importance of religion in American life. The college bookstore has it, and it can be found online, but no other college uses it, to my knowledge. There are two books to read and report on. Both are memoirs, not too long and pretty readable. There is an online discussion every week. The essays count 50% of the grade, the book reports and discussions 25% each. The focus of the course is on beliefs and behavior in American life. How have people arrived at their beliefs? How have their beliefs influenced behavior? It should be interesting. More detailed information about the requirements is on the course site.