HIST 139 History of California with Brian Waddington

Instructor: Brian Waddington
Email: bwaddington@citruscollege.edu  
Office Location: CI 124
Phone: 626-857-4039

Course Description
Pre-Columbian American Indian communities and political, social and economic development of the State of California from early Spanish settlements to the present.

Course Introduction
Begin the course by reading the Announcement link . Also, go to the Syllabus and Assignments link to get a sense of how your studies are organized and what type of work you will be asked to do.

Course Requirements
The syllabus will give you an idea of how your grade will be determined, along with other essentials such as required texts and contact information. You will be asked to do about twenty to fifty pages of reading per week, and you will need to turn in ten essays that range from about two to three pages in length, along with a midterm and final exam essay.  Your final grade will also be based on discussion and participation. Discussion and participation will come through discussion board postings. Our History 139 course will have its discussion board hosted on Blackboard. If you are enrolled in the course, then a username will have been created for you.

Blackboard web site: http://citruscollege.blackboard.com (student accounts will be available the first day of class).

Technical Requirements
All students need to have a personal, private email address for their correspondence with the instructor. You will need to check your mail regularly, particularly after sending correspondence. In-home Internet access and a personal computer are highly recommended. Familiarity with accessing the Internet and sending email, along with good keyboard skills, are also highly recommended.

Instructor Contact
This is a demanding course and I think you will find it to be much more difficult than a traditional history course. I strongly advise that you seriously consider whether the online environment and the rigorous nature of the course will suit your learning style. If you have any questions regarding the course and its requirements and expectations, please contact me at bwaddington@citruscollege.edu  

Distance Education Open House - How to become a successful online student!
The Distance Education Open House is highly encouraged for any students who are new to distance learning as it will provide more detailed information on what to expect in the online environment. Please see the Distance Education website at www.citruscollege.edu/de for more information on when and where the Open House is held. I wish all of you a good semester and I hope you enjoy the course.

If you have a disability documented by a physician or other appropriate professional and wish to discuss academic accommodations, please contact the DSP&S office at (626) 914-8675. Please discuss your accommodations with me during office hours or after class and be sure to allow at least one week to arrange appropriate classroom or testing accommodations.