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TS-OD 65 - Language Arts in Social Studies Level 5 Open Doors

Credits: 5-10
Introduces Level 5 students to the basic principles of civics and government, US history, economics, geography, or current world problems. Students practice critical reading skills in the context of social studies-related texts. Students demonstrate analysis and understanding of social studies readings and concepts through the writing process. Students who successfully complete this course earn High School 21+ credits in social studies.

Enrollment Requirement: Appropriate placement and instructor consent. Students must be admitted through Open Doors.

Course Outcomes:
Students who successfully complete this class will be able to:

  1. Cite specific textual evidence to support analysis of primary and secondary sources.
  2. Explain how author perspective affects the telling of historical events.
  3. Analyze a case in which two or more texts provide conflicting information on the same topic and identify where the texts disagree on matters of fact or interpretation.
  4. Analyze a complex set of ideas or sequence of events to explain how individuals, ideas, or events interact and develop over the course of a text.
  5. Integrate quantitative or technical analysis with qualitative analysis.
  6. Analyze seminal U.S. documents of historical and literary significance.
  7. Complete a research and application project on a social studies topic.

Program Outcomes
  1. Demonstrate college-ready level reading, writing, digital literacy, and communication skills in social studies, literature, and science.
  2. Demonstrate competency in college-ready level mathematics.
  3. Demonstrate the skills necessary for successful transition to college credit courses and/or living wage employment.

College-wide Outcomes
  • Responsibility - Responsibility encompasses those behaviors and dispositions necessary for students to be effective members of a community. This outcome is designed to help students recognize the value of a commitment to those responsibilities which will enable them to work successfully individually and with others.
  • Written Communication - Written Communication encompasses all the abilities necessary for effective expression of thoughts, feelings, and ideas in written form.

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