May 30, 2023  
2022-2023 Catalog 
2022-2023 Catalog
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HIST 021 - U.S. History 1

Credits: 5
Covers U.S. history from pre-Colombian times through Reconstruction. Explores topics in political, economic, social, intellectual, cultural, diplomatic and military history.

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

  1. Gain considerable knowledge of issues, groups and personalities in U.S. history through (a) reading good historical literature, (b) researching topics of current and historical interest, (c) observing the national experience through films, video and other media, (d) discussing reading and findings, and (e) writing papers to refine readings, research, and discussions.

Program Outcomes
  1. Analyze how historical developments have various effects on people based on one or more of the following areas: geographical location, race, ethnicity, cultural traditions, gender and class.
  2. Distinguish between opinions, facts, and evidence-based interpretations.

College-wide Outcomes
  • Critical Thinking - Critical thinking finds expression in all disciplines and everyday life. It is characterized by an ability to reflect upon thinking patterns, including the role of emotions on thoughts, and to rigorously assess the quality of thought through its work products. Critical thinkers routinely evaluate thinking processes and alter them, as necessary, to facilitate an improvement in their thinking and potentially foster certain dispositions or intellectual traits over time.
  • Written Communication - Written Communication encompasses all the abilities necessary for effective expression of thoughts, feelings, and ideas in written form.

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