(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

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, 5 June, 9.30-11.30
        Introduction & Geography of Tennessee

Tuesday, 6 June, 9.30-11.30
        Early exploration, early settlement, and the Revolutionary War    Pages 1-33
        Quiz:  Geographic Regions of Tennessee    (page 2)

Wednesday, 7 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)

Thursday, 8 June, 9.30-11.30
        The rise of Tennessee                                             Pages 68-91

Friday, 9 June, 9.30-11.30

Monday, 12 June, 3.30-5.30
        The Antebellum years                                              Pages 92-131

Wednesday, 14 June, 7.00-9.00
        Movie night!       

Friday, 16 June, 3.30-5.30
        The War between the States                                        Pages 132-157

Tuesday, 20 June, 9.30-11.30
        Reconstruction and the New South                                  Pages 158-209
        Take-home mid-term due at 9.30

Thursday, 22 June, 9.30-11.30
        The Progressives and the Great War                                Pages 210-234

Monday, 26 June, 9.30-11.30
        The Roaring Twenties, the Great Depression and World War II       Pages 235-286

Wednesday, 28 June, 9.30-11.30 (Group B)
        Civil Rights and modern Tennessee                                 Pages 287-339

Friday, 30 June, 9.00  
        All research projects due at plenary meeting

Friday, 30 June, 9.30-11.30 (Group A)

        Civil Rights and modern Tennessee                                 Pages 287-339

Tuesday, 4 July, 9.30-11.30

        Final exam in class

This page last updated 13 June, 2006.