7994 - History 11 - Class Information

Political and Social History of the United States I

Spring B 2009

3 Units, (UC: CSU)

A survey of major events, personages, and themes most significant to the political, economic and social development of this nation from it's New World beginings through the Civil War.

Meets: It meets the American History and Institutions requirements for the California State University system and the Social and Behavioral Sciences requirement for all Universities.

Prerequisites: None.

Instructor

Benjamin Christensen, M.A.
Email: bchristensen@mhs-la.org
Office Hours: Tuesdays 5:00 - 8:00 PM, and Thursdays 4:00 - 8:00 PM
(818) 364-7600, ext. 7155

Classroom Location Schedule

 Day  Campus  Time  Location
 Saturday  L.A. City College  09:00 AM - 12:00 Noon   Da Vinci Hall, Rm. 307 
 Saturday  L.A. Southwest  College   01:30 - 04:30 PM   Lecture Lab., Rm. 114
 Sunday  L.A. Pierce College  09:00 AM - 12:00 Noon  Business Bldg., Rm. 3206 
 Sunday  L.A. Valley  College   01:30 - 04:30 PM   Foreign Language Bldg., Rm. 108 

Click here for directions and maps to the campuses.

Textbooks:

Required

American History: A Survey, Volume 1
  • Author: Brinkley, Alan
  • Edition: 13th Edition, 2009
  • Publisher: McGraw-Hill
  • ISBN: 978-0-0772-3855-1

Recommended

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

Textbooks may be purchased at the City, 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.

Video

The Unfinished Nation, Part I

A study of the main cultural, economic and political trends and events from the rise of civilization in the Near East to the eve of the French Revolution.

Where to Watch Videos

Cable Channel LA36

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

Broadcast Schedule

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All videos are closed captioned.
Buy the Videos

Videos may be purchased at the Pierce College Bookstore. and 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
Los Angeles 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  to watch the videos.

Online Course Website

April 13 is the official start date of the term. If you enrolled after that date, you can expect a delay of 2-3 business days in accessing the class website. 

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