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Revision Date: 16-May-18

HIS-2070-VN01Z - Vermont History

Synonym: 172346
Location: Newport
Credits: 3 (45 hours)
Day/Times: Friday, 09:00A - 03:00P
Semester Dates: 06-15-2018 to 08-10-2018
Last day to drop without a grade: 06-26-2018 - Refund Policy
Last day to withdraw (W grade): 07-18-2018 - Refund Policy
Faculty: David Warren | View Faculty Credentials
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Course Description:

Surveys the history of Vermont from early days to the present. Students explore political, social, cultural, and economic aspects of the history of the state.

Essential Objectives:

1. Describe Vermont's earliest inhabitants and the impact of European exploration and settlement in the region.
2. Explain the events and circumstances that led to Vermont's independence and admission into the Union.
3. Describe how Vermont's geography and climate affected the pattern of settlement and economic, social, and political development.
4. Compare and contrast Vermont's history to broad patterns of change in the region and the nation.
5. Evaluate the significance of ethnic and minority groups in Vermont.
6. Interpret the experience of Vermont women in different historical periods.
7. Analyze the significant historical factors that have influenced Vermont's present political, social and economic institutions.
8. Explore Vermont history utilizing local historical resources.
9. Identify frame of reference, unstated assumptions, facts, and hypotheses in assigned readings.


1. Reading

2. Small-group and whole-class discussion

3. Small group activities

4. Various writing assignments

5. Student presentations of the student's choosing

6. Mini-lecture

7. Video

8. Guest speakers

9. Mid-term and final exams

Evaluation Criteria:

1. Class participation and attendance (10 percent). Attendance policy is as follows. Any student missing more than five hours worth of class time (approximately two classes) will have their final grade lowered by one letter grade. Any student missing more than eight hours of class (approximately three classes), a failing grade will result. Instructor should be notified of absence before class when possible.

2. One book review (20 percent). Students will select a book relating to Vermont History and write a review. Subject of book will need to be approved by the instructor.

3. Two exams (30 percent).

4. One research project (25 percent). Students will select a topic relating to Vermont History and report their findings in an oral presentation. Topic will need to be approved by the instructor.

5. Two reflection paper essays (15 percent). The instructor will provide essay topics.

Note: Research topics and book review topics must be different! If a student were to read a book about the Vermont in the Civil War for their book review they can not do a research project on the Vermont in the Civil War.

Research project topics will be given on a first come, first serve basis. There will be no duplication of topics for the oral presentations.

Grading Criteria:

A+ through C- indicates satisfactory completion of course objectives and expectations as specified.  

A+ through A- (100-90) Work is clearly exceptional or outstanding and demonstrates keen insight and original thinking. In addition to demonstrating full understanding of the material addressed, including critical analysis, the student is able to clearly and thoughtfully articulate their learning.

B+ through B- (89 - 80) Work is good to excellent. In addition to demonstrating strong comprehension, critical thinking, and attention to detail, the student is able to clearly articulate their learning.

C+ through C- (79 - 70) Quality of work is good to adequate. The student demonstrates solid comprehension, critical thinking, and attention to detail and is able to adequately articulate their learning.

D+ through D- indicates marginal performance that will not count as credit for specific program requirements or competence area requirements.

D+ through D- (60 - 69) Work marginally meets course objectives. Student demonstrates at least some comprehension, critical thinking, and attention to details. Student may have difficulty in articulating their learning.

F indicates failure to meet course objectives and/or to meet grading criteria for successful completion as described.  

F (< 60) Work does not satisfactorily meet course objectives. The student demonstrates consistent problems with comprehension, organization, critical thinking, and supporting details. In addition, F reflects the student's inability to articulate their learning.

Non-Letter Grades

P Indicates satisfactory completion of course objectives (C- or better).

NP Indicates failure to meet course objectives and/or failure to meet grading criteria for successful completion as described in the instructor's course description (D+ or less).


Summer 2018 textbook data will be available on April 9. On that date a link will be available below that will take you to eCampus, CCV's bookstore. The information provided there will be for this course only. Please see this page for more information regarding the purchase of textbooks.

The last day to use a Financial Aid advance to purchase textbooks is the 3rd Tuesday of the semester. See your financial aid counselor at your academic center if you have any questions.

Contact Faculty:

Email: David Warren
Hiring Coordinator for this course: Cynthia Swanson


Class Agenda

6/15: Introduction to course.

Forward and Introduction.

6/22: Chapter 1.

First reflection paper.

6/29: Chapter 2.

Second refelction paper.

7/6: Chapter 3.

7/13: Chapter 3.

Exam I.

7/20: Chapter 4.

7/27: Chapter 4.

8/3: Chapter 5

Book Review Due.

8/10: Oral Presentations.

Exam II and course wrap-up!!!

Please note: In order to receive accommodations for disabilities in this course, students must make an appointment to see the Americans with Disabilities Coordinator in their site and bring documentation with them.

Academic Honesty: CCV has a commitment to honesty and excellence in academic work and expects the same from all students. Academic dishonesty, or cheating, can occur whenever you present -as your own work- something that you did not do. You can also be guilty of cheating if you help someone else cheat. Being unaware of what constitutes academic dishonesty (such as knowing what plagiarism is) does not absolve a student of the responsibility to be honest in his/her academic work. Academic dishonesty is taken very seriously and may lead to dismissal from the College.

Course description details subject to change. Please refer to this document frequently.

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