Welcome to HST 102 OL1. My name is Margaret Stevens and we will be together for the next 7 weeks or so.  We question everything in this class and take nothing for granted. Evidence in our thinking is critical. This is not a course where we log on, make a comment, and go back to our lives. We read the material, watch the videos, reflect and then speak or write or take a quiz. 

I have been teaching at ECC for 10 years...it's my second home. I'm a Newark native but I went on and got a Ph.D. and have returned home to teach, so it means a lot to me. Dont take this course lightly, but do not stress and be overly neurotic. I check emails once or twice a day and generally respond to messages between 7 and 11am in the morning M-F. That is also a good time for you to give me a call if you have questions. Send me one email--one email with all of your questions--or message me once. Do not send a billion messages for different queries. Focus your questions and condense them, this way I can focus on your issues.