Amanda Jones

Amanda Jones, B.A., Ph.D.

History, Social Sciences


Phone: 714-484-7000 Ext : 48234

Office Hours : Monday and Wednesday 2:30 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Tuesday and Thursday 10:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.
And by appointment

Location: Humanities Building Room 342


HIST 298 C How to Stage a Revolution Online Course

History 298 explores fundamental questions about the causes and nature of revolutions.

  • How do people overthrow their rulers
  • How do they establish new governments?
  • Do radical upheavals require bloodshed, violence, or even terror?
  • How have revolutionaries attempted to establish their ideals and realize their goals?

We will look at a set of major political transformations throughout the world and across centuries to understand the meaning of revolution and evaluate its impact.

By the end of the course, students will be able to offer reasons why some revolutions succeed and others fail. Materials for the course include the writings of revolutionaries, declarations and constitutions, music, films, art, memoirs, and newspapers.

Course Learning Outcomes

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Contact Hours

Monday-Friday, you can expect me to respond to email within 24 hours; anything posted to me after 4PM on a Friday will receive a response on Monday.

Class Meeting Times

Class meeting times if applicable for online courses (for orientation or proctored exams) and specific dates for hybrid courses

Class Location

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Note: You may purchase your textbooks online from the Cypress College Online Bookstore at

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Computer Requierments

Computer Skills

To be successful in this course you will need to be comfortable browsing the web, word processing, sending and receiving email, and saving your work on a computer.

Computer Equipment

To access your Blackboard course site at you will need to know your username and password, have internet access and a valid email account. On-campus computers for online and hybrid student use are available on the first floor of the Library/Learning Resource Center building. (For specific information on these labs, please see the Student Services section of the syllabus.)

Tips for Student Success

Successful students are independent, self-motivated and willing to learn on their own. Here are some tips you may find useful for this class:

  • Read your syllabus carefully, it should answer most, if not all your questions about this class.
  • Get to know your classmates. Form study groups and make new friends.
  • Keep in touch with your instructor and don't be afraid to ask for help when you need it.
  • Log in and participate online each and everyday. It will help you to learn and to stay connected to the material.
  • Do not procrastinate. Classes on the web often involve more work than on-campus classes, so keeping up with the class is especially important.
  • Establish a study routine with specific days and times to log in, participate and complete online work.
  • Create a quiet space at home or choose an isolated computer in a lab to make the most of your online class time.
  • Keep electronic and paper copies of your work, just in case.

Course Policies

Email Etiquette

Email is an important communication tool for academic success. Appropriate uses of email include informal questions, requests for clarification addressed to your instructor or to your classmates. To maximize the benefits, limit your email to course related subjects.

How to Email

Your instructorÕs email software is set to filter junk mail. To make sure your email is received, follow these guidelines: Always sign your emails since your address may not adequately identify you. In the "subject" or "re" area please put your course name then the subject of your message. For example: ÒEnglish 102: Homework questionÓ

Email Tip: ItÕs a great idea to use spell-check on your email messages. Also, check out these web sites for more information on how to write college level emails:

Grade Policy

Your grade in this class will be based on the following:

  • Participation: 10 percent

  • Homework: 15 percent

  • Assignment 1: 15 percent

  • Assignment 1: 10 percent

  • Final Exam: 20 percent

The grading scale used in this class is:

  • A: 90-100 percent
  • B: 80-89 percent
  • C: 70-79 percent
  • D: 60-69 percent
  • F: 59 percent and below

NOTE: For Credit Option = 70% or more as overall grade

Make-up, Late Assignment & Extra Credit Policy

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Academic Honesty Policy 

Students are expected to abide by ethical standards in preparing and presenting material which demonstrates their level of knowledge and which is used to determine grades. Such standards are founded on basic concepts of integrity and honesty. An instructor faced with evidence that an act of academic dishonesty has occurred, after speaking with the student, is obligated to assign an appropriate academic penalty and report the incident of dishonesty; for example, where the violation is a one-time occurrence, assign and "F" for that assignment. Refer to the Academic Policies section in the Cypress College Catalog to see the complete policy.

Tentative Class Schedule

The instructor reserves the right to change the following topics, assignments and due dates if necessary. Check the course announcements weekly for any such changes.

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