With Cabrillo College since 2011
For Spring 2015, Hist 17A Cybersession:
Welcome! I look forward to meeting all of you soon.
The textbook you are required to have for the course:
"Give Me Liberty!" by Eric Foner. Volume 1, Seagull Fourth Edition. (You need to make sure to get the Seagull Fourth Edition, NOT the brief edition!)
Your final exam will be in-person, on the Cabrillo College Main Campus during the final exam week. You will need to have a photo ID to take the exam. Students who are taking the course outside of the Santa Cruz area may arrange to take the exam at an approved proctoring center in their location. (This may cost you a fee, depending on where you decide to take the exam.)
Because this is a cybersession course, we will do the equivalent of a semester of work (16 weeks) in half the amount of time. So this will be an intense 8 weeks! In addition to the required textbook above, you will also have reading available online, as well as weekly written assignments and weekly discussion forums online. You must have access to a reliable internet connection and a reliable computer with basic word processing and audio/visual capabilities.
I am incredibly passionate about how history affects our lives today, and I make everything we study relevant to our contemporary world. I love engaging with students in deep and significant discussions, so my courses encourage (and require) really active participation. This class is not about simple regurgitation of historical facts and data.
If you have any questions, please feel free to email me. I will send out an email to the entire class the week before the course starts with further instructions, so please make sure that you register with an email address that you check frequently. You will be able to log into Canvas (our online learning platform) the first day of class, April 4th.