Course Syllabus

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

Table of Resources

About the Course

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

Weekly Schedules and Assignments:

[Week 1] [Week 2][Week 3]
[Week 4] [Week 5] [Week 6][Week 7]
  [Week 8] [Week 9] [Week 10] [Week 11] [Week 12]
  [Week 13] [Week 14][Week 15] [Week 16]

Guidelines and Policies:

[Academic Integrity Policies]
[Grading and Attendance Policies]
[Snow Day Virtual Classroom]
[ADA Accommodations and Disability Resources]

Student-Generated Top Aspects Assignment]
[Primary Source Scavenger Hunt Assignment]
[Individual Choice Primary Source Project]
[Examination Requirements and Study Suggestions]
[Discussion Board Comment Assignment Requirements and Suggestions]

Resources and Tips:

[Library Resource Guide]
[8 Tips for Studying Smarter (]
[Effective Structured Outlining Techniques Guide]
[Traits of Historical Significance]
[A Comparison of Dialogue and Debate]
[Outline of U.S. History Topic Headings
[Peter Stearns, "Why Study History?"]

Student-Generated Chronology of North American Top Historical Aspects
Student-Generated Study Guide

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 1/8/2017.