7039 - History 11 - Class Information

Political and Social History of the United States I

Fall B 2009 

3 Units, (UC: CSU)

A survey of major events, personages, and themes most significant to the political, economics, and social development of
this nation from its New World beginnings through the Civil War.

It meets the American History and Institutions requirements for the California State University system and the Social and Behavioral Sciences requirements for all universities.

Prerequisites: None.


Garry R. Roleder, M.A.
Email: garro11@yahoo.com
Office Hours: Thursdays from 1:00 until 8:00 pm
(818) 364-7600 Ext. 7169

Classroom Location Schedule

 Day  Campus  Time  Location 
 Saturday   L.A. City College   9:00 A.M. - Noon  Da Vinci Bldg., Rm. 307
 Saturday   L.A. Southwest College   1:30 AM - 4:30 PM   Student Services/Education Bldg., Rm. 201B
 Sunday  L.A. Pierce College  9:00 AM - Noon  Village, Rm. 8112
 Sunday  L.A. Valley College  1:30 AM - 4:30 PM   Behavioral Science Bldg., Rm. 101 

Click here for directions and maps to the campuses.



The Unfinished Nation: A Concise History of the American People, Volume 1
  • Author: Brinkley, Alan
  • Edition: 5/E, 2008
  • Publisher: McGraw-Hill
  • ISBN: 978-0-0733-0701-5 


The Unfinished Nation Distance Learning Study Guide
  • Author: Intelecom
  • Edition: 2/E, 2007
  • Publisher: Intelecom
  • ISBN: 978-1-58370-081-5

Textbooks may be purchased at the City,LA Mission, Southwest, Valley, and Pierce College bookstores.

Textbooks are available in the college libraries.  Most libraries have the texts on Reserve, (two hour use, in the library) some libraries have copies in the General Collection.  Individual Library Policies apply and they may be different at each campus. Generally, students must have a valid student ID for the campus they intend to use to check out or use library materials. For example, to check out books from Pierce College Library students must have a valid Pierce College Student ID.  Students who enrolled only in ITV classes may obtain a Mission College ID through the Admissions Office at Mission College.


The Unfinished Nation, Part I

American history -from the earliest migration to the North American continent to the Civil War and Reconstruction.

Where to Watch Videos

All videos are closed captioned.
Cable Channel LA36
(In the city of Los Angeles)

Video broadcasts are available on cable channel LA36. The broadcast schedule is below.

Broadcast Schedule

Buy the Videos

Videos may be purchased at the Pierce College Bookstore. or LA Mission College Bookstore.

Watch the Videos on Campus

Videos may be viewed at the Learning Resource Centers of

Los Angeles City College
East Los Angeles College
Los Angeles Harbor College
Los Angeles Mission College
Pierce College
Los Angeles Southwest College
Los Angeles Trade-Technical College
Los Angeles Valley College
West Los Angeles College

You must bring your Student ID or Fee Receipt with you to watch them.

If you have access to broadband you can watch the videos here.

Online Course Website

Oct 26 is the official start date of the term. If you enrolled after the start date, you can expect a delay of 2-3 business days in accessing the class website. 

You must log in separately for each course you are enrolled in.

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