NEW MEXICO JUNIOR COLLEGE

MISSION STATEMENT

History of New Mexico

SYLLABUS

  1. GENERAL COURSE INFORMATION
  2. A. Course Title: History of New Mexico
    B. Course Number: HI 113A - 10321
    C. Semester: Spring 2017
    D. Days/Time: Online
    E. Credit Hours: 3
    F. Instructor: Haycock, Susan
    G. Office: none
    H. Email Address: shaycock@nmjc.edu
    I. Office Phone: none
    J. Office Hours: By Appointment The instructor will respond to student e-mail within 24 hours on week days and 48 hours on weekends. It is recommended to use Canvas Email. Grades for the course will be posted by the end of the day on Tuesday of each week.
    K. Time Zone: Mountain Time
    L. Prerequisite(s): None
    M. Corequisite(s):
    N. Class Location: Virtual
  3. COURSE DESCRIPTION

    This course studies the archaeology, geography, and geology of New Mexico and its effect on the growth of New Mexico. It will cover New Mexico’s Prehistoric and Proto-Historic Native Americans, Spanish, Mexican, and American Epochs; internal development and problems of the state; and New Mexico’s place in the United States. This is a three credit hour course.

  4. COURSE RATIONALE / TRANSFERABILITY

    This course is one that fulfills a part of the general education requirement at New Mexico Junior College. It provides information for those with a general interest in New Mexico, as well as for those with an agenda for furthering their higher education.

    This course is a general education course with transferability to New Mexico schools, but it is always advisable to check with the receiving four-year school.

  5. REQUIRED / SUGGESTED COURSE MATERIALS

    Required:

    Required:

    New Mexico, Revised Edition, Calvin A. Roberts and Susan A. Roberts. University of New Mexico Press.
    ISBN: 978-0-8263-4003-0

    New Mexican Lives, Richard Etulain. University of New Mexico Press
    ISBN: 978-0-8263-2433-7

    BOTH TEXTS ARE REQUIRED

    Suggested:

    Additional internet reference materials will be suggested and/or provided by the instructor

    Suggested:

    None

    You can buy your books online at the NMJC Bookstore.

  6. GRADING POLICY

    Students attending New Mexico Junior College will be evaluated according to the following grading scale:

    						90 - 100%	=	A
    						80 -  89%	=	B
    						70 -  79%	=	C
    						60 -  69%	=	D
    					 	 0 -  59%	=	F
    

    Class instruction will consist of class assigned textual reading, experiential learning, and discussion board interaction. The course will use supplemental research from Internet resources. Grading will be based on short (1-2 page) essay format writing assignments, multiple choice examinations, and class participation during scheduled discussion board postings.


    Specific Grading Policy:


    Fifteen Written Assignments:

    *Critical examinations in short essay format on assigned topics, 1-2 pages with a value of 100 points each.
    * Essays should not be plagiarized. They should consist of your own thoughts.
    *Essays information should not come from Wikipedia sources.
    *Essays should be written on a college writing level, i.e., punctuation, grammar.
    *I accept late work. Weekly written assignments will be deducted 10 points for each week that it is late. Assignments are due on Thursdays. After each Thursday that an assignment is late, 10 points are deducted. When completing your weekly assignments remember that more is better. The more you can write the more points you will earn. I ask that you not copy and paste from sources. Read, understand, and write in your own words.

    Two Exams, Including a Final Exam:

    The exams will consist of multiple choice questions derived from the assigned reading and/or research. An exam review guideline will be posted on the Main Course Menu one week prior to opening an exam. Each exam is worth 100 points.

    Three Specified Discussion Board Topics:

    Participation in Student/Instructor and Student/Student interactive discussion on assigned topics, general course questions and discussion. Each discussion is worth 100 points. You are expected to give substantive information in your posts.
    Write to carry the conversation forward with relevant information. This is our classroom so discuss as you would face to face.
    Give more than "I like your post" or "I agree with you." Tell why you agree or disagree, tell what you have learned, give past experiences. This helps to move the conversations forward.
    Demonstrate use of standard written English with respect to: organization, grammar, composition, punctuation, and construction.
    *I do not accept class discussions late. We are not face to face then we have to have discussions completed within the time that they are due.

    Overall Grade Evaluation:

    Written Assignments = 50% of the overall semester grade

    Exams = 25% of overall semester grade

    Discussion Board Postings = 25% of overall semester grade


    It is imperative that you log-in to class having read the assigned chapters. With such preparation, you will be able to relate to and/or identify any problem areas that need to be addressed.

    Additional Information and Specific Guidelines for the Written Assignments Will Be Available on the Course Menu. Exam reviews will become available one week prior to the exam date.


    The instructor will respond to student e-mail within 24 hours on week days and 48 hours on weekends. Grades for the course will be posted by the end of the day on Tuesday of each week.

    Retrieving Grades from T-BirdWeb Portal
    Go to the New Mexico Junior College T-BirdWeb Portal login page. Please enter your User Identification Number (ID), which is your Banner ID, and your Personal Identification Number (PIN). When finished, click Login.

    Tips for Success in Online Courses:
    1. Log in to class regularly.
    2. Pay attention.
    3. Take notes.
    4. Keep up with readings and assignments.
    5. Ask questions when you do not understand something.
    6. Utilize your professor’s office hours and e-mail.
    7. Read the text.
    8. Adhere to the deadlines posted in the course outline.

    Retrieving Grades from T-BirdWeb Portal
    Go to the New Mexico Junior College T-BirdWeb Portal login page. Please enter your User Identification Number (ID), which is your Banner ID, and your Personal Identification Number (PIN). When finished, click Login.

    Tips for Success in Online Courses:
    1. Log in to class regularly.
    2. Pay attention.
    3. Take notes.
    4. Keep up with readings and assignments.
    5. Ask questions when you do not understand something.
    6. Utilize your professor’s office hours and e-mail.
    7. Read the text.
    8. Adhere to the deadlines posted in the course outline.

  7. INSTITUTIONAL STUDENT LEARNING OUTCOMES

    New Mexico Junior College’s institutional student learning outcomes represent the knowledge and abilities developed by students attending New Mexico Junior College. Upon completion students should achieve the following learning outcomes along with specific curriculum outcomes for respective areas of study:

  8. DEPARTMENTAL STUDENT LEARNING OUTCOMES

    New Mexico Junior Colleges Social/Behavioral Sciences Department endorses the Core Competencies as established by the State of New Mexico. In compliance with the State Matrix, all histories have been placed in Area V Courses under Humanities and Fine Arts.

    Within our respective fields, as appropriate, students should be able to:

    1. Students should be able to analyze and critically interpret significant and primary texts and/or works of art (this includes fine art, literature, music, theatre, and film.)
    2. Students should be able to compare art forms, modes of thought and expression, and processes across a range of historical periods and/or structures (such as political, geographic, economic, social, cultural, religious, and intellectual).
    3. Students should be able to recognize and articulate the diversity of human experience across a range of historical periods and/or cultural perspectives.
    4. Students should be able to draw on historical and/or cultural perspectives to evaluate any or all of the following: contemporary problems/issues, contemporary modes of expression, and contemporary thought.

    Selected Specific Competencies will be used to demonstrate mastery
    of the above.

  9. SPECIFIC COURSE STUDENT LEARNING OUTCOMES

    After completing this course, the student should be able to:
    A) Define the land and its early people through geography, early inhabitants, and early explorers.
    B) Describe the Spanish explorers and settlements from 1591-1821 including re-conquest, Indians, and the Louisiana Purchase.
    C) Explain New Mexico under Mexican rule from 1821-1848.
    D) Describe troubled days in territorial New Mexico which includes the Kearny Code and the Compromise of 1850.
    E) Discuss the state of NM from 1850 to the 1890’s which incorporates the daily life of the people when it comes to their livelihood such as farming, mining, and sheep-herding.
    F) Define politics and prosperity from 1910-1929 including subjects such as Pancho Villa, World War I, and the Teapot Dome Scandal.
    G) Describe New Mexico since 1929 with topics such as the Great Depression, World War II, and the results from Franklin D. Roosevelt’s administration.
    H) Describe the challenges to the people of the nation during World War II and the resulting opportunities for New Mexico through the 21st century.

  10. REQUIRED TECHNICAL COMPETENCIES AND EQUIPMENT

    Student Requirements
    If you have not already received login information for Canvas/T-BirdWeb Portal/E-mail, you will need to contact the Enrollment Management office at (575) 492-2546.

    Check first-time login page for instructions at www.nmjc.edu/distancelearning/coursescourseschedules/canvasinstructions.aspx.

    Canvas Assistance

    You must have access, on a regular basis, to a computer that supports the Canvas minimum specifications and has an active connection to the Internet. See the minimum computer specification requirements at www.nmjc.edu/distancelearning/coursescourseschedules/Canvasinstructions.aspx.

  11. ADDITIONAL INFORMATION

    • Response Time Frames: The instructor will respond to student email within 24 hours on weekdays and 48 hours on weekends. Grades for the course will be posted by (day)

    • Time zone: It is important to note that this course operates on Mountain Standard Time. Students are responsible for adjusting due dates to their time zone.

  12. GENERAL/MISCELLANEOUS

    Students will be held responsible for the information on these pages.

    Academic Honesty
    Each student is expected to maintain the highest standards of honesty and integrity in online academic and professional matters. The College reserves the right to take disciplinary action, up to and including dismissal, against any student who is found guilty of academic dishonesty or otherwise fails to meet these standards. Academic dishonesty includes, but is not limited to, dishonesty in quizzes, tests, or assignments; claiming credit for work not done or done by others; and nondisclosure or misrepresentation in filling out applications or other College records. Cheating or gaining illegal information for any type of graded work is considered dishonest and will be dealt with accordingly.

    Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) Information
    Any student requiring special accommodations should contact the Special Needs Student Services Coordinator at (575) 492-2576 or by e-mail at krueda@nmjc.edu.

    Attendance Policy and Participation Expectations
    It is expected that you regularly log into class at least three times weekly and check your Canvas mail to ensure you have not missed any changes/updates. Students are expected to complete discussions/quizzes/tests/ assignments before deadlines expire.

    Canvas Help
    If you experience difficulty with Canvas you may reach the Canvas Helpdesk at canvashelpdesk@nmjc.edu, or by calling the 24 hour helpdesk phone at (575) 399-2199.

    Netiquette
    The professor is responsible for monitoring and evaluating student conduct and student behavior within the Canvas course. By registering for this class, the student is assumed to have entered into an agreement with New Mexico Junior College and the professor to log into the class regularly and to behave in an appropriate manner at all times. Disruptive behavior may result in the student being removed from the class and dropped for the semester. For comprehensive information on the common rules of netiquette and other online issues, please review the NMJC Online Student Handbook.

    Online Learning Environment
    By participating in an online class, you undertake responsibility for your own progress and time management.

    Plagiarism
    Offering the work of another as one’s own, without proper acknowledgment, is plagiarism; therefore, any student who fails to give credit for quotations or essentially identical expression of material taken from books, encyclopedias, magazines and other reference works, or from the themes, reports, or other writings of a fellow student, is guilty of plagiarism. Plagiarism violates the academic honesty policy and is considered cheating.

    Tutoring Assistance
    Free tutoring services are available to all NMJC students through Brainfuse and the Academic Success Center located in Mansur Hall room 123 and 124.

    Withdrawal Policy
    The instructor has the right to drop any student who has failed to log on to Canvas for two weeks or more, but it is not guaranteed that the instructor will drop you. If the student chooses to stop attending a class, he/she should withdraw from the class by accessing your student account in the T-Bird Web Portal at www.nmjc.edu, or submitting the required paperwork to the Registrar’s Office by 5:00 p.m. on Thursday, April 20, 2017. Failure to withdraw yourself from a course by this date may result in your receiving an “F” in the course. All students are encouraged to discuss their class status with the professor prior to withdrawing from the class.

  13. ACADEMIC CALENDAR
  14. FINALS SCHEDULE
  15. COURSE OUTLINE

    This Course Outline is Tentative and Can Be Changed at the Discretion of the Instructor.

    Module Zero: due 1/20 by noon (12:00pm)

    ASSIGNMENTS MODULE:
    WEEK 1: Introduction, Geographic Factor and Early Inhabitants,
    Assignment 1 due 1/26

    WEEK 2: Spanish Exploration,
    Assignment 2 due 1/26

    WEEK 3: Examine Early Spanish Settlement 1591-1680, Civil and Religious Life Under Spanish Rule
    Assignment 3 due 2/2

    WEEK 4: Impact of the Louisiana Purchase on Spanish New Mexico 1803
    Assignment 4 due 2/9

    WEEK 5: Mexican Independence 1821, 1837 and 1847 Revolts
    Assignment 5 due 2/16

    WEEK 6: The Mexican War 1847-1848, Treaty of Guadalupe Hidalgo
    Assignment 6 due 2/23

    WEEK 7: Territorial New Mexico, The Civil War, Arizona Territory, Indian Raids
    Assignment 7 due 3/2

    WEEK 8: U.S. Indian Policy, "The Long Walk"
    Assignment 8 due 3/9

    WEEKS 9-11: Lincoln County War, Billy the Kid, The Spanish-American War
    Assignment 9 due 3/16
    Assignment 10 due 3/23
    Assignment 11 due 4/6

    WEEKS 12-13: Enabling Acts and Statehood, Pancho Villa, World War I, Teapot Dome Scandal
    Assignment 12 due 4/13
    Assignment 13 due 4/20

    WEEK 14: New Mexico Since 1929, The New Deal, The Dust Bowl
    Assignment 14 due 4/27

    WEEKS 15: World War II, Manhattan Project, Native American Tribal Lands and Gaming
    Assignment 15 due 5/4

    DISCUSSIONS MODULE:
    Introduction Discussion due 1/20
    Discussion Topic One due 2/16
    Discussion Topic Two due 3/16
    Discussion Topic Three due 4/27

    EXAMS MODULE:
    Midterm Exam 3/23
    Final Exam 5/3