Courage, Conviction, and Composition: The American Experience to the Civil War

HIST 1301 Course Description: An educated citizenry is crucial to the success of our nation. In order to better understand the present, educated persons must have an understanding of the past, of where they have come from, of how they have lived, and of why things developed the way they did. Historian Henry Steele Commager put it this way: A people without history is like a man without memory: each generation would have to learn everything anew -- make the same discoveries, invent the same tools and techniques, wrestle with the same problems, commit the same errors.
As such, this course seeks to provide you with a basic knowledge of the roots and development of American history through the end of the Civil War.

HIST 1301: Dr. Robert Wooster

  • I've taught Seminar for HIST 1301 for 7 years. I KNOW this class :)
  • I've been a regular member of Triad E for 6 years! I KNOW this learning community :)
  • What's Amanda's advice for succeeding in Dr. Wooster's class?

1.) GO TO CLASS!

2.)Pay attention and take GOOD notes because...

3.) THE NOTES ARE (for the most part) CRUCIAL TO YOUR LEARNING THE MATERIAL! and NOT AVAILABLE ON BLACKBOARD :)

  • Show up to lecture. You won't be disappointed! PROVE THAT YOU TOOK DR. WOOSTER'S CLASS!

4.) Do the assigned readings AND exam study guides!

5.) Do the Supplemental Assignments - EVERYTHING counts!


ENGL 1302: Professor Jennifer Bray

http://falcon.tamucc.edu/wiki/JenniferBray/Home

  • I've taught with her since Fall 2009!
  • What to expect:
    • Writing, writing about writing, and the writing processes
    • Introduction to rhetoric, argumentation, academic reading, research and more writing
    • CHECK AND USE HER WIKIPAGE! IT WILL BENEFIT YOU AS THE SEMESTER PROGRESSES! You might find this link useful.
  • What's Amanda's advice for succeeding in Professor Bray's class?

1.) GO TO CLASS! :)

2.) Take the daily writing completed in class seriously. Doing so will help you on major triad writing projects. For real.

3.) Confused about an assignment or want feedback on your writing? Go and see her during office hours! You won't regret it!

4.) Embrace the use of wiki, folks! You will use Professor Bray's wikipage to know what she has planned for class, information about your major assignments, etc. Check it regularly. (Go ahead and save it to your Favorites tab on your computer or bookmark it on your phone.)

5.) Better keep up with your homework- EVERYTHING counts!