Mendocino College logo


For New Students

Apply & Register

Distance Education
Course Schedule

Online Advising



Tutoring for
Online Students

Frequently Asked Questions

Have Questions?
Need Help?


Distance Education at Mendocino College

Spring 2009 HST 202 United States to 1877 (3 units)

Sections 4422 Class Begins February 2 LATE START

Course Description

This course will introduce the student to major political, social, and cultural developments of the US from the pre-colonial era through Reconstruction. This course includes the perspectives and contributions of diverse groups of Americans.

Recommended: English 200

  • Instructor:  R. Montes
  • Email:   
    After the class has started, please use Etudes Private Messages for communication.
  • Textbook Information:
    • Required: A People and a Nation by Mary Beth Norton, et al. Dolphin Edition ISBN 978-0-618-60799-0. Approximate cost $47.
    • Required: American Stories, Volume 1: To 1877: Living American History by Jason Ripper, ISBN-13: 9780765619181 Approximate cost new $30
  • Estimated Time per Week: Students can expect to spend approximately 6 to 8 hours per week reading, writing, and taking quizzes and participating in online class discussions.
  • Special Requirements: Email the instructor after you sign up for the class. Log into Etudes the first day of class (2/2). There will be no on-campus /in-person meetings required for this course.
  • Assignments & Tests: Students will be required to participate in on-line discussions, read assigned textbook chapters and on-line material, take chapter quizzes and write several analytical essay papers.
  • New to ETUDES: Here is an Online Orientation (Flash presentation opens in a new window) that will show you the basics of how to use ETUDES. Here is a flash tutorial (Flash presentation opens in a new window) that demonstrates the log in protocol. Be sure to check System Requirements before getting started with ETUDES. You need to do this on each computer you use while taking a class through ETUDES.
  • ETUDES Course: You will log into the Etudes classroom with the log-in information provided below.

Login ID


First 2 letters of first name +
First 2 letters of last name +
Last 5 digits of Social Security Number

(Type using all lower case letters)


Jose A. Garcia
SSN: 111-22-3333

Username = joga23333

Month Day of birth in school records



Birthday is April 11th, 1982

Password = 0411

NOTE: If you forget your password, you can Reset Password on the Etudes log-in page