(HIST 2030)

Instructor:     Adjunct Professor Jerry Alan Sayers
    e-mail:     dusty@sayersnet.com
    web page:   http://www.sayersnet.com/history

Paul Bergeron, Stephen Ash, and Jeanette Keith, Tennesseans and their History
Wilma Dykeman, Tennessee:  A History

Objective: The purpose of this course is to provide college-level instruction in Tennessee History.  This course will include extensive readings, lectures, analysis of primary sources, essay writing, and the creation of a research paper.  


Take-home mid-term exam:  25%   
In-class final exam:      25%   
Research paper:           25%
Average of other work:    25%

Other work will consist of small writing assignments, quizzes (both announced and pop quizzes), and class discussions.

Grading Scale:

This course is being offered for college credit, and, as such will be graded on the scale typically used at East Tennessee State University:



1.     Come to class.  Attendance is mandatory; excessive absences will affect your grade.
2.     Be punctual.
3.     Respect the rights of others.
4.     Be honest.
5.     Be prepared; bring your textbooks and notebook to class each day.
6.     Quid pro quo  
Class Schedule

This lists the times and topics for each class meeting, along with any reading or work that should be done by the time that class begins.  Pages numbers are from Tennesseans and their History.  Other work or quizzes may be added; for your own convenience, pencil them in as you learn about them!

Monday, 6 June, 3.30-4.30
        Introduction & Geography of Tennessee

Tuesday, 7 June, 1.00-3.00
        Early exploration, early settlement, and the Revolutionary War    Pages 1-33
        Quiz:  Geographic Regions of Tennessee    (page 2)

Wednesday, 8 June, 9.30-11.30
        The State of Franklin, the Southwest Territory, and Tennessee     Pages 33-67
        Quiz:  Rivers in Tennessee (Bergeron, Ash, Keith pages 23, 30, 271; Dykeman page xv)

Friday, 10 June, 9.30-11.30
        The rise of Tennessee                                             Pages 68-91

Monday, 13 June, 7.00----
        Movie night!

Tuesday, 14 June, 9.30-11.30
        The Antebellum years                                              Pages 92-131

Thursday, 16 June, 9.00-2.00
        Oak Hill School Session                

Monday, 20 June, 9.30-11.30
        The War between the States                                        Pages 132-157

Wednesday, 22 June, 9.30-11.30
        Reconstruction and the New South                                  Pages 158-209
        Take-home mid-term due at 9.30

Thursday, 23 June, 7.00----
        Movie Night!

Friday, 24 June, 9.30-11.30
        The Progressives and the Great War                                Pages 210-234

Tuesday, 28 June, 9.30-11.30
        The Roaring Twenties, the Great Depression and World War II       Pages 235-286

Thursday, 30 June, 9.30-11.30
        Civil Rights and modern Tennessee                                 Pages 287-339

Monday, 4 July, 9.00
        Research Project Due

Wednesday, 6 July, 9.30-11.30
        Final exam in class

This page last updated 29 June, 2005.