Welcome to Lisa M. Lane's History 105 Honors Online Information Page
For Spring 2013, I teach the following Honors section at MiraCosta College: #2761
How do I get into this class?
- You do NOT have to be an Honors Scholars Program student to be in this class, but be aware that the work will be more intense because it is taught as an Honors section.
- Register at MiraCosta College. Online
courses fill quickly!
- Please make sure SURF has your correct
- When the class fills, students will be waitlisted in SURF. Until the first day of class, SURF adds students automatically and faculty cannot interfere. After the first day of class, spaces left by students who drop may be filled by the instructor at the instructor's discretion.
- When adding students after the first day of class, those who were on the wait list AND have contacted me by email will be given priority.
Where is the class?
- The class will be open on or before Thursday,
January 10. At that time, enrolled students will be contacted according to the email they have in SURF. If you don't get an email, let me know!
- The class is located in the Moodle course management system at http://miracostadev.mrooms3.net/. You will be automatically added to the roster if you are enrolled, so just use your SURF password.
- Do the Tech Check
January 16 to make sure your computer
is set up properly and protect your spot
in the class.
How much of my time will it take?
- About 9 hours per week (standard for
a 3-unit university transfer class) plus more since it's Honors.
- If you have basic computer skills,
read well, and work well independently,
the time may be less.
- If you have weak computer skills,
poor study habits, and require much
guidance, the time may be more. In this
case, you may want to consider whether
you are a good candidate for online
Other than time, what's special about this being an Honors class?
This section of History 105 will focus less on factual information and more on interpretation and exploration. A major part of the class will include individualized resource exploration and the creation of a full-term research project in an area of your interest.
Will there be any real-time or on-campus meetings?
Not that will be required. Any synchronous meetings would be optional, and no on-campus meetings ever take place.
Is it a hard class?
- As required by law, the class is taught
at the freshman/sophomore university
- This class goes beyond the facts
of history, into interpretation and
analysis. This may be quite different
from what you are used to.
What computer stuff do I need?
- Firefox browser
(Internet Explorer won't work properly for Moodle)
- Reliable access to a good computer
(there are also labs on campus)
This course is on-line. Can't I just
- I'm very tough on plagiarism and
academic dishonesty (see the college
catalog). I give F's for work that is
similar to that of your colleagues,
past or present, and check all written
passages. Quotation marks should be
used when citing your sources.
- Quizzes are designed to be taken as
open book, open note, open website.
- The process of developing and practicing
historical themes is designed to ensure
that you develop your own interpretations
Can I take the class at my own pace?
Can I turn in late quizzes?
- This class is not self-paced because
participation is on a minimum twice
- Late quizzes may be submitted for
What books do I need?
There are no textbooks for this class - all readings are online. If you want to print out the assigned primary sources, the collection is here:
of England Documents Workbook (4th
What's this course cover? What's it
- This course covers the history of
England from origins to the present
- There are no prerequisites
- General Education: Social Science
How do I ask questions?
Chat with Lisa (a green P means I'm available)
- Once inside the class, for private
matters use Messages to contact
me. I will respond within two working
- For class issues, use the "Help,
I have a question!" discussion
- Join the Facebook group and communicate with colleagues
me with any private questions.
Last updated: 9 November 2012