OSU-OKMULGEE

OKLAHOMA HISTORY - 2323

 

COURSE TITLE: Oklahoma History

COURSE NUMBER & SECTION:  Hist. 2323

INSTRUCTOR:  Thomas W. Holman

INSTRUCTOR INFORMATION:

  You can reach me at my email address: thomas.holman@okstate.edu , or call and leave a message at my office, 918-293-4868.  If you have an emergency, please call me and leave a contact number and I will return your call.  Also, if you ever forget or misplace any of my contact  information (which I don't see how), you can go to the OSU Institute of Technology  web site,  find the link to faculty/staff under the Arts & Science, and you can find my contact information there also.  My office is in NCAT: 212E.

Division Name:   Arts & Science

Division Phone:  918-293-4768

 

COURSE DESCRIPTION:

After analyzing events in Oklahoma History from the earliest times to the present in such areas as Indian acculturation, development of natural resources and political reform, the student will be able to relate his or her occupation to the needs of the state, describe his or her cultural inheritances in Oklahoma and describe state governmental operations based on the student's analysis of Oklahoma's past.

COURSE COMPETENCIES:

The successful completion of Oklahoma History will result in the following:

A clear understanding of the evolution of Oklahoma from its beginnings to the present.

A comprehension of the complex political, economic, social and cultural heritage of Oklahoma.

An ability to analyze and synthesize historical events into meaningful concepts.

A knowledge of history as a means of reflecting and evaluating the human experience.

A recognition of the uniqueness of the Oklahoma experience.

TEXTBOOK REQUIREMENT:

Students will need:

Faulk, Odie B., and William D. Welge, Oklahoma - A Rich Heritage,  California: American Historical Press, 2004.

Dorman, Robert L.,? It Happened in Oklahoma,? Connecticut: Morris Book Pub., 2006.

COURSE INTRODUCTION:

Welcome to an exciting approach to the study of Oklahoma History.  Oklahoma history covers the first settlers entering this land over 15,000 years ago, through the suffering of the Five Civilized Tribes on their Trail of Tears, to the transformation of Oklahoma to a modern American state.

GRADING DISTRIBUTION:

Grading for this course will be as follows:

Reading quizzes ( 20- 30 quizzes = 10 - 30 points each)  =              300 points

Discussion Participation                                     =                             100 points

Unit Exam #1 (Chapters 1 - 4)                           =                             100 points

Unit Exam #2 (Chapters 5 - 8)                           =                             100 points

Unit Exam #3 (Chapters 9 - 12)                         =                              100 points

Unit Exam #4 (Chapters 13 - 15)                       =                              100 points

Unit Exam #5 (Chapters 15 - 17)                        =                             100 points

Short Essay #1                                                  =                                  50 points

Short Essay #2                                                  =                                  50 points

NOTE:

Reading quizzes are just that, the questions will come directly from the assigned chapters.  They will consist of 10 - 20 multiple choice, true/false, and short answer questions, one to two points each depending on how many questions make up the quiz, each reading quiz will be worth 10 - 30 points.  They are designed to help you prepare for the Unit Exams. Each reading quiz will be posted for 10 days only, and you will only have one chance to take the exam on-line. NO EXCEPTIONS.  If a student does not complete a reading quiz, you will need to notify me of the reason and I will do two of the following: 1 - I can reset the quiz, which you will require a password to complete, or 2 - we can establish a time for you to complete the exam on campus, wihich you will need a picture ID. ?Each reading quiz will be timed and will be posted depending on the material covered for the quiz.  DO NOT ATTEMPT TO PRINT OR COPY BECAUSE THIS WILL LIMIT YOUR TIME.

Unit Exams will consists of 25 - 50 questions, they will be a variety of multiple choice, short answer, fill-in-the-blank, short essay, and, true or false.  Unit Exams will follow the same guidelines as the reading quizzes.  Each Unit Exam will be posted for two/2 weeks and students will have only one chance to take the exam.  NO EXCEPTIONS.  If a student does not complete a Unit Exam, you must follow the same guidelines as the reading quizzes.

Short Essay #1 and #2 will cover topics assigned at a later date by the instructor.  Topics usually comes from a topic from the discussion boards.   Short essays are just that, short,  usually 1 to 2 pages in length and will follow MLA format.  Students will post it and send a copy, through email as an attachment, to the instructor.  NO EXCEPTIONS.

See DISCUSSION BOARD for guidelines on discussions.

POINT DISTRIBUTION & GRADING SCALE:

1000 - 900  =     A                               100 - 90 =  A

 899 - 800   =     B                                  89 - 80 =  B

 799 - 700  =      C                                  79 - 70 =  C

 699 - 600  =      D                                  69 - 60 =  D

 599 -   0    =      F                                   59 -  0  = F

SUCCESS for this class comes from reading and being prepared for all assignments PRIOR to attempting a reading quiz or exam.  Success also comes from attending, reading, and turning ALL assignments on time.

 

AMERICANS WITH DISABILITIES ACT (ADA)

According to the ADA, each student with a disability is responsible for notifying the University of his/her disability and requesting accommodations.  If you think you have a qualified disability and need classroom accommodations, contact Access Services Office located in the Student Union.  Please advise the instructor of your disability as soon as possible, to ensure timely implementation of appropriate accommodations.  Faculty have an obligation to respond when they receive official notice of a disability from the Access Services Office but are under on obligation to provide retroactive accommodations.  To receive services, you must submit appropriate documentation and complete an intake process during which the existence of qualified disability is verified and reasonable accommodations are identified.  Call 918-293-4988 for more information.

ACADEMIC DISHONESTY:

Academic Dishonesty or misconduct is neither condoned nor tolerated at OSU Institute of Technology.  Any student found guilty of academic dishonesty or misconduct shall be subject to disciplinary actions and will receive an F for the course.  Academic dishonesty and/or misconduct includes, but not limited to, the following actions:  (1) Plagiarism (see link on Plagiarism), the representation of previously written, published, or creative work as one's own;  (2) Unauthorized collaboration on projects;  (3) Cheating on quizzes and exams; (4) Unauthorized advances to exams;  (5) Fraudulent Alterations of Academic Materials; (6) Knowing cooperation with another person in an academically dishonest undertaking (i.e. sharing quiz & exam material).  Students are required to actively protect their work against misuse by others.  For details refer to the OSU Institute of Technology Student Handbook available in the Office of Student Support & Development, each Division Office, on the handbook link for this course, and on-line at http://www.osuit.edu/handbook.

STUDENTS MUST READ THE COURSE SYLLABUS, THE LINK ON PLAGIARISM, AND THE COURSE SCHEDULE.  STUDENTS MUST ORIENTATE THEMSELVES WITH THE COURSE AND THEN MUST SEND A MESSAGE, EITHER THROUGH EMAIL OR INTRODUCTION ON THE DISCUSSION BOARD, THAT THEY HAVE READ AND UNDERSTAND THE COURSE SYLLABUS.  A RECORD OF THIS AGREEMENT WILL BE KEPT ON FILE DURING THE SEMESTER.  THIS MUST BE DONE WITHIN THE FIRST TWO WEEKS OF THE SEMESTER.