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HIS-2070-VO01 - Vermont History

Online Class

Online courses take place 100% online via Canvas, without required in-person or Zoom meetings.

Synonym: 207837
Location: Online
Credits: 3 (45 hours)
Day/Times: Meets online
Semester Dates: 09-07-2021 to 12-20-2021
Last day to drop without a grade: 09-27-2021 - Refund Policy
Last day to withdraw (W grade): 11-08-2021 - Refund Policy
Faculty: Gina Ottoboni | View Faculty Credentials
This course has started, please contact the offering academic center about registration

This section meets the following VSC General Education Requirement(s) for Catalog Year 21-22 and later:
  1. Many degree programs have specific general education recommendations. In order to avoid taking unnecessary classes, please consult with additional resources like your program evaluation, your academic program catalog year page, and your academic advisor.
  2. Courses may only be used to meet one General Education Requirement.

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Course Description:

This course 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 that European exploration and settlement in the region had on indigenous communities.
2. Explain the historical events and circumstances that led to Vermont's settlement, independence, and admission into the Union.
3. Describe how Vermont's geology, topography, and climate affected the pattern of settlement and economic, social, and political development.
4. Compare and contrast Vermont's development with patterns of development in the region and the nation.
5. Discuss the contributions and experiences of Vermont women in different historical periods.
6. Discuss the contributions and experiences of African Americans, Native Americans, and ethnic groups in Vermont, including the history of racism and eugenics in the state.
7. Analyze the significant factors that have created and influenced Vermont's present political, social and economic institutions.
8. Analyze Vermont history utilizing local historical resources.
9. Engage in and evaluate historical research using information literacy skills.


This course is designed to introduce you to the study of world history and to build important academic and life skills, including research, reading, and writing skills. Each week I will provide and introduction to the week's topic/s. You will proceed through the week's materials (readings, presentations, videos, etc.), while also participating in the discussion forums. You will also complete a weekly assignment--usually a short essay of approximately 300 words, which you will post and share with the class. The course will also include an online, open-book final exam.

Evaluation Criteria:

You will be evaluated on the basis of:

  • Participation in forums (quality and quantity)
  • Weekly essays
  • Open book, final exam.


HIS-2070-VO01 Link to Textbooks for this course in eCampus.

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: Gina Ottoboni
Hiring Coordinator for this course: Philip Crossman

Attendance Policy:

Officially attendance in an online class is defined as participating in at least one activity/forum/etc each week. You will, however, also receive a separate participation grade, which will be based on both the quality and quantity of your course activity (mainly forum posts). Each week, you should check-in to class as soon as possible and get the lay of the land and begin working through materials and readings. As you do so, you will also want to post to the forums as they are the place the class shares and develops ideas--our metaphorical seminar table if you will. In order for us to have a robust class discussion, you need to beginning posting in the forums early in the week and continue to post throughout the week. You needn't post every day, you will want to post several times a week at a minimum.


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Accessibility Services for Students with Disabilities: CCV strives to mitigate barriers to course access for students with documented disabilities. To request accommodations, please

  1. Provide disability documentation to the Accessibility Coordinator at your academic center.
  2. Request an appointment to meet with accessibility coordinator to discuss your request and create an accommodation plan.
  3. Once created, students will share the accommodation plan with faculty. Please note, faculty cannot make disability accommodations outside of this process.

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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