Course Description:

North American history to 1877 in the context of western traditions and global interactions.

Table of Resources


[Course Description, Required Books, and Assignments]
[Furman Historical Analysis Requirement]
[Contact Prof. Benson]

Weekly Schedules and Assignments:

August
[Week 1]
September
[Week 2] [Week 3] [Week 4] [Week 5]
October
[Week 6] [Week 7] [Week 8] [Week 9] [Week 10]
November
[Week 11] [Week 12] [Week 13] [Week 14]
December
[Week 15] [Week 16]


Guidelines and Policies:

[Academic Integrity Policies]
[Grading and Attendance Policies]
[ADA Accommodations]

[Discussion Board Comment Assignment Requirements and Suggestions]
[Effective Structured Outlining Techniques Guide]

[Library Resource Guide]

[Top Historical Aspects Assignment]
[Primary Source Scavenger Hunt Assignment]
[Primary Source Essay Requirements and Suggestions]

[Examination Requirements and Study Suggestions]


Final Exam Review: One Page Course Schedule
Final Exam Review: List of Textbook Subtopics
Final Exam Review: Prelim. 2 Study Guide (Fall 2014)
Final Exam Review: Student-Generated Top Aspects Chronology
Final Exam Review: Wikipedia overviews of the histories of the United States, of Mexico and of Canada, as well as the Republique Libre history of Quebec (chapters I and II)
Final Exam Review: Traits of Historical Significance


Note: The instructor reserves the right to change any provisions, due dates, grading percentages, or any other items without prior notice. All assignments on this schedule are covered under the university's policy on plagiarism and academic integrity. See the syllabus statement for further details. This page was last updated on 12/8/2014.