Professor Carolyn F. Hoffman
HST 143 Online
Dear Online Student,
Welcome to History 143.9499 Online (United States History from 1865) on the Web. I am Dr. Hoffman, and I will be your instructor for this course. HST 143 is a one-semester survey of the history of the United States since 1865. The course examines the political, diplomatic, economic, and social development of the country with equal emphasis. I hope you find this course as interesting as I do.
Read this letter carefully.
This course runs from August 26 - December 13, 2002.
Orientation is required for this course. Orientation is scheduled the evening of Thursday, August 22, 2002. Please check for specific times in mid-August. If you have any questions or problems, please feel free to call me (301-322-0531) or send me an email at firstname.lastname@example.org. Your first stop should be at my home page: http://academic.pgcc.edu/~choffman
You will be able to access course
materials beginning August 26, 2002.
Password: Your Social Security number (no spaces and no hyphens)
For example, if your social security
number is 123-45-6789, then your initial
Our web course management system will be Blackboard 5.5. Although you cannot access the course materials site until August 26th, you can access information about Blackboard 5.5 and take a self-guided, self-paced tour:
1. Go to: http://www.blackboard.com
2. Next click on "Demo" under
Please use the following guidelines when sending e-mail to me.
1. In the subject area, enter HST 143 Online and clearly identify the topic of your query.
2. I will check my e-mail every business day (Monday through Friday).
3. Homework assignments will be returned within ten days. I will respond as soon as possible. If your e-mail is a quick question or comment, I will respond within 24 hours.
Please send me an e-mail from the account that you will use for this course. Send your e-mail to email@example.com. I will create an e-mail list for the class.
Because of the nature of this course, it is important that you respect and honor your views as well as the views of your peers.
Have a great semester,
Dr. Hoffman, Professor of History