May 30, 2023
HIST& 136 - U.S. History I Credits: 5
First quarter survey of U.S. history commencing with Native American origins and concluding with Reconstruction. Emphasizes the contributions of minority groups in the development of U.S. society. Focuses on major interpretations and revisionist schools of historical literature.
Enrollment Requirement: Eligible for ENGL 99 or instructor consent.
Satisfies Requirement: Social Science
Students who successfully complete this class will be able to:
- Understand the major ideas, values, beliefs, and experiences that shaped colonial and 19th century American history and society.
- Understand the relationship between the individual and the politics, economics, society, and culture of America.
- Understand the methods by which historians study individuals, cultures, and society.
- Better understand the basis for political, racial, societal, and economic issues in contemporary America.
- 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.
- Distinguish between opinions, facts, and evidence-based interpretations.
- 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.
- 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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