History of the Americas II

This course is a comparative study of the western hemisphere from Wars of Independence and nationhood to the present time. The focus is on the present international relations of these nations.

History of the Americas I

This course is a comparative study of the western hemisphere from the first Amerindian civilizations and European discoveries to the Wars of Independence and nationhood.

Course Format

The course format will include lectures, class presentations, and class discussions. Audio-visuals such as films and music will also be incorporated.

Course Materials: MyGateway

All course materials, such as syllabus, lecture notes, assignments, study guides, grade sheets and essay/presentation topics, will be posted on MyGateway. All students are required to check both sites before each class and download course materials.

Contacting Me

Email is the best way to contact me. Please do not leave messages for me in my mailbox or in the Division of Social Sciences. If you need to contact me, you may leave a brief voice message on my campus office phone. If you would like me to return your call, please be sure to leave your name, phone number and a good time to reach you.

Responsibilities of Students

•   Read the syllabus and assigned texts; complete all required assignments
•   Keep a calendar and meet assignment due dates
•   Facilitate and advance the learning of fellow students and the instructor

ADA Statement

Fullerton College is committed to providing educational accommodations for students with disabilities upon timely request by the student to the instructor. Verification of the disability must also be provided. The Adaptive Services Center functions as a resource for students and faculty in the determination and provision of the accommodations.

Wait Time for Late Instructors

It is my intention to arrive on time and begin instruction promptly. However, if, due to unforeseen emergencies, I do not arrive at the scheduled start time for class, students are to remain in class for at least 15 minutes before leaving with no penalty for absence or assigned work due for that class meeting, unless otherwise notified by the Division of Social Sciences.

Class Etiquette

Please come to class on time. Punctuality is very important since tardy entrance “scenes” are distracting to the instructor and students alike. For every two tardy episodes, one absence will be registered toward the two absence limit. It is imperative that you attend the entire class meeting. Students who leave class early without previous notification to the instructor will not be given credit for class attendance.

•    Don’t be late to class
•    Don’t sleep in class
•    Put cell phones on vibration mode
•    Be respectful of others
•    Don’t chat with friends in class or via text messaging
•    Allow 24 hours for me to respond to your email queries