RONALD G. BROWN, TELEWEB COURSE ADMINISTRATOR
The spring semester is
nearing completion; but do not begin your well deserved rest
just yet, for the following activities remain:
April 3---last day to withdraw without a grade or change audit to credit or credit
April 6-11---submit your book review;
April 25---last day to submit optional extra credit assignments one, two and/or
April 27-May 4---take Examination Three/Final Examination.
There is no make-up period for the third exam.
All late course requirements must be submitted on or before May 4.
If you have not yet submitted any of the assignments associated with the book review, please be sure to do so; it is better to submit a penalized late review assignment than none at all. In particular, neglecting to submit the major book review (120 points) means a grade of zero and the potential for a final grade of F.
The third examination is scheduled for April 27-May 4, 2009.
The Testing Center
hours at La Plata are as follows:
Monday to Thursday---- 10:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m.,
Friday------------------ 9:00 p.m. to 4:30 p.m., and
Saturday---------------- 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.
The Testing Center
hours at Leonardtown are as follows:
Monday to Thursday---10:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m.,
Friday----------------- 9:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Saturday-------------- 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.
The Testing Center
hours at Prince Frederick are as follows and by appointment:
Monday to Thursday---10:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m.
Friday ---------------- 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.
Saturday -------------- 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.
Since completing the examination will probably take about ninety minutes, please allow yourself enough time to complete the examination before the testing center closes.
examination will be organized as follows: 46 objective questions (multiple
choice, true or false, and map identification items) will be composed of
forty-one questions from textbook pages 754-957/chapters 29-34, episodes
43-52, and questions from lessons 43-52 in the Study Guide, and
five map questions for two maps from textbook pages 772 and 836; eight identification
items of sixteen (three points each) drawn from the identification items
in lesson 43-52; and one essay question (40 points) will be based on
the textbook and episodes and lessons 43-52. Please respond to the
essay and identification sections in your bluebook. A SCANTRON form
will be provided for the objective questions.
The list of five essay questions given below have been taken directly from the essays in lessons 43-52 of the Study Guide. You will be required to respond to just ONE question.
Describe the sources of tension between the U.S. and the
Soviet Union that began to emerge
during World War II. As a result of that tension, the Truman Administration developed the
Containment policy. What was the the Containment policy? Describe the Marshall Plan and
NATO and the role played by each in the application of the Containment policy. What was
NSC-68, what did it recommend and what changes resulted from that document? Do you
believe the Soviet Union or the U.S. was responsible for the origins of the Cold War or were both?
Describe the following aspects of the civil rights movement from the 1950s to the 1960s:
the major events of the movement in the 1950s; TWO important civil rights leaders; TWO
important civil rights organizations; and THREE highlights of the civil rights movement from
1960 to 1967, particularly the events and actions of
Congress and the Johnson Administration.
Trace the involvement of the United States in Vietnam from the end of World War II to the end of
the Lyndon B. Johnson Administration, being sure to include the major events and personalities
that aided the escalation of U.S. involvement. Was the Vietnam War the zenith of America’s
application of the containment policy? Explain. Can the U.S. become involved in another
Describe the rise of the feminist movement in the 1960s. What motivated women to become
active? What organizations represented their position? How did the women’s liberation
movement lead feminism to a more radical direction? Describe some of the achievements
(at least TWO) attributed to women in the 1960s and 1970s.
Describe each of the following issues in U.S. global affairs: U.S.
in the 1990s and how that policy fared in global affairs; the importance of the
terrorists’ attacks of September 11, 2001, and the impact of that event on the
U.S.; and assess the war in Iraq and whether or not the U.S. was justified in
This is a bonus question that will not be on the exam, so if you wish to take advantage of the ten bonus points, you will need to remember the question and write the response in your bluebook for the third exam.
The bonus question is as follows: Select an event or person
which you feel was important to the history of the U.S. during the
period of 1900-2009 and describe why
you feel that way (5 points), then, and I know this is early, describe how you would rate the election of Barack Obama as an event in that same time period (5 points).
As you respond to the essay questions, you should keep in mind the following: draw information from the appropriate episodes and assigned pages in the textbook; respond to all parts of the questions, but confine your answer to what the question asks; provide specific examples to support your generalizations; describe when you are asked to describe; and be both complete and succinct. In preparing for the examination, you might consider outlining or writing an answer to one of the above questions and then studying your answer, so you can provide the best response to the essay chosen when you write your answer in the testing center.
Many of you have done well on the previous examinations. Whatever you did to prepare for those examinations, please do so again. If you have not done well, you may need to change your study strategy. You may need to devote more time to reading and reviewing the assigned reading and your episode notes from the DVD programs, or you may need to take a distributive approach to your examination preparation rather than a concentrated (cramming) approach performed a few hours prior to the examination, or you may need to write practice responses to the essay question given above and study your response. Whatever your situation may be, you will still need to spend several hours studying if you expect to do well on the upcoming examination.
The first half of the United States history teleweb course (HST 1031) will be offered in the fall 2009 semester. Called The Unfinished Nation, this teleweb course will have an organization, reading and episode assignments, and course requirements similar to the HST 1032 teleweb course that you have come to know and love.
If you have any questions about the remaining course requirements or the HST 1031 teleweb course, please e-mail or call me at 301-934-7818 (Please leave a message on the Phonemail system if I am not there; I will try to return your call as soon as I can.).
Good luck in finishing the semester for this course and other courses, if you have them.